Commercial Applications of Company Law 2018

Commercial Applications of Company Law 2018

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Commercial Applications of Company Law makes corporate law accessible to practitioners and students by putting the law in context. It focuses on typical events and issues experienced by companies and their advisers, explaining and applying the law in a manner that is understandable and relevant. This text guides readers through complex legislation and contemporary issues with expert commentary and demonstrates, in a practical way, how company law shapes business planning and decision-making. The new edition has been updated to reflect current legislative and case law developments.New to this editionNew discussion on: Diversity policiesCrowd-sourced equity fundingThe 'safe harbour' to protect directors from liability for insolvent trading in some circumstancesIpso facto clausesPenalty units for contraventions of the Corporations ActNew cases focused on breaches of directors' duties: ASIC v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Ltd (in liq)ASIC v Cassimatis (No 8)BCI Finances Pty Ltd (in liq) v Binetter (No 4)Key features of this editionCase studies including two running case studies involving a listed public company and a large proprietary companyProblem sets to help readers apply legal principles to real-life situationsSample company documents to familiarise readers with the tools they will use in the workplaceLegislative extracts with important provisions from the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)Table of cases, Table of legislation, and Index to assist with navigating the text
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1008 pages
  • 162 x 241 x 39mm | 1,168g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 19th Revised edition
  • 0190310278
  • 9780190310271
  • 322,167

Table of contents

PART A: COMPANIES AND COMPANY LAW1. About companies2. Company law3. The legal nature of companies4. Companies and business planning5. Constituting companiesPART B: COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE6. Managing companies7. Member decision-making8. Members' meetings9. Restrictions on member decision-making10. Company directors and other officers11. Directors' duties 112. Directors' duties 213. Directors' duties 314. Directors' duties 415. Consequences of breach of duty16. Members' remedies17. Reporting and disclosurePART C: CORPORATE FINANCE18. Financing companies19. Shares and shareholding 120. Shares and shareholding 221. Securities and takeovers22. Financial services and marketsPART D: COMPANIES AND OUTSIDERS23. Transacting by companies24. External administration25. Winding upPART E: REFERENCE MATERIALS26. Case studies and problem sets27. Sample company documents28. Legislation extractsFINDING AIDSTable of CasesTable of LegislationIndex
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About Pamela Hanrahan

Pamela Hanrahan is a Professor and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Ian Ramsay is a Professor at the Melbourne Law School at The University of Melbourne. Geof Stapledon is the Vice President, Governance at BHP Billiton.
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