Company Law

Paperback | November 1, 2009

EditorDavid Morrison, Colin Anderson

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Company Law is the perfect text for business students studying the subject. It is written in an accessible and interesting style. Importantly, it places the company, legal concepts and legal terms within the context of business studies - helping business students see the relevance of the lawto their business degree. It also encourages students to use problem solving methodologies to cement their learning.

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Company Law is the perfect text for business students studying the subject. It is written in an accessible and interesting style. Importantly, it places the company, legal concepts and legal terms within the context of business studies - helping business students see the relevance of the lawto their business degree. It also encourages...

David Morrison is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Queensland. Colin Anderson is Associate Professor in Law at Queensland University of Technology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195561996

ISBN - 13:9780195561999

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Table of Contents

Part A: The Natue of the Company1. Introduction - what is a company and how does work as a business structure?2. Regulations - what is the legal framework that impacts upon the operation of a company?3. Corporate Type - what kinds of companies can get started and how do you start these companies?4. Registration and Constitutions - how does a company become registered and what are the rules governing a company?Part B: Basic Operation of the Company5. Promoters and Outsiders - who starts the company, how does this happen and what is the impact of this on third parties?6. Capital - how are companies financed (fundraising and share capital) and how is the return provided to those with an interest (dividends and debt)?7. Members - who are they and how do they make decisions?Part C: Management and Stewardship of the Company8. Corporate Governance - what are the regulatory requirements around the management of the company?9. Directors' Duties - what is the responsibility of directors as stewards of the company's capital?10. Members' Remedies - what are the rights of members and how can they be recognised?Part D: Wider Community Responsibility of the Company11. Accountability - who does the company report; how does this get monitored externally?12. Marketplace activity and regulation - Who is watching the company, investors and regulators?Part E: Restructuring and Finalisation of the Company13. Creditors - who are they and what claims do they have on the company?14. Insolvency, Financial Difficulty and Other Arrangements15. The Nature of Insolvency or Insolvent Circumstances - What happens when a company experiences financial difficulty?16. Voluntary Administration - What are the arrangements that might be made as between the company and its creditors?17. Liquidation - How does the company come to an end, either via financial difficulty or when it has served its purpose?