Commercial Applications of Company Law 2019

Commercial Applications of Company Law 2019

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Written by three of Australia's foremost corporate law experts, Commercial Applications of Company Law 2019 is the textbook of choice for students studying company law, with insightful commentary guiding readers through complex legislation and contemporary issues. Now in its twentieth year, this text introduces the key aspects of company law as they relate to business organisations. It focuses on corporate legal personality, corporate management and governance, corporate finance and corporate liability, demonstrating how they influence company practice and policy.NEW TO THIS EDITIONUpdated to reflect the latest developments in regulatory practice, legislation and case lawNew discussion of developments including:The expansion of crowd sourced equity funding to proprietary companiesRecent decisions relating to the doctrine of capital maintenance and capital reductions'Safe Harbour' protections for directors from insolvent trading liability when undertaking a company restructureRelated party transactions under Chapter 2E of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)Proposed reforms to increase penalties for corporate and financial sector misconductTransacting by companies (Chapter 23) updated with cases relating to section 129(5) and (6) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)KEY FEATURESTwo running Case Studies involving a listed public company and a large proprietary company with Problem 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 | 704 pages
  • 160 x 241 x 39mm | 1,218g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 20th Revised edition
  • 0190318457
  • 9780190318451
  • 2,571,779

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 LEGISLATION INDEX
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About Pamela Hanrahan

Pamela Hanrahan is a Professor and Senior Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales.

Ian Ramsay is a Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne.

Geof Stapledon is Vice President of Governance at BHP Billiton.
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