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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Oren Bigos and Mr Michael Sloan


Objectives and principles underlying corporate insolvency law. The concept of insolvency. Administration and deed of company arrangement. Procedures for winding up. Assets available for distribution in winding up. Proof and ranking of claims in winding up. Insolvent trading and director's duty to creditors. Voidable transactions. Enforcement of security and receivership. Cross-border insolvency.


Students completing this unit should:

  1. have an appreciation of the objectives of corporate insolvency law
  2. understand the underlying principles of corporate insolvency law
  3. understand the impact of insolvency generally on a corporation's rights and liabilities
  4. have an advanced understanding of the legal principles and rules which govern corporate insolvency, together with an understanding of the practical implications of such rules.


Research assignment (7,000 words): 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Oren Bigos

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)