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BTX5030 - Comparative corporate law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Michelle Welsh


Not offered in 2008


Theoretical perspectives of corporate law and corporate regulation by an analysis of two or more jurisdictions chosen from Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia. Topics include the role and functions of the corporate regulator; concepts of limited liability and effects of the registration of a corporate entity; the role and duties of company directors; the role of the corporate regulator in the enforcement of those duties; the rights of shareholders; the regulation of public fundraising and forms of corporate insolvency administrations. This unit will provide a broad policy perspective on the issues studied, informed by their use of comprehensive comparative legal analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify the scope and application of the corporate regulatory framework in Australia, Hong Kong and PRC
  • analyse the similarities and differences between the corporate regulatory framework in Australia, Hong Kong and PRC
  • analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law relevant to Australia, Hong Kong and PRC
  • critically evaluate the significance of relevant judicial precedent and statutory provisions in Australia, Hong Kong and PRC.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week or intensive mode


BTX4541 or equivalent

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