Commercial Applications of Company Law 2020

Twenty-first Edition

Pamela Hanrahan, Ian Ramsay, Geof Stapledon

Commercial Applications of Company Law 2020

Twenty-first Edition

Pamela Hanrahan, Ian Ramsay, Geof Stapledon

ISBN:

9780190323929

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

18 Mar 2020

Availability:

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$166.99 NZD

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Description

Commercial Applications of Company Law 2020 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 textbook guides readers through complex legislation and contemporary issues with expert commentary, while practically demonstrating how company law shapes business planning and decision-making. The new edition has been updated to reflect current legislative and case law developments.


KEY FEATURES

  • Case studies including two running case studies involving a listed public company and a large proprietary company
  • Problem sets to help readers apply legal principles to real-life situations
  • Sample company documents to familiarise readers with the tools they will use in the workplace
  • Legislative 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.

Contents

PART A—COMPANIES AND COMPANY LAW
1. About Companies
2. Company Law
3. The Legal Nature of Companies
4. Companies and Business Planning
5. Constituting Companies
PART B—COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
6. Managing Companies
7. Member Decision-Making
8. Members’ Meetings
9. Restrictions on Member Decision-Making
10. Company Directors and Other Officers
11. Directors’ Duties 1
12. Directors’ Duties 2
13. Directors’ Duties 3
14. Directors’ Duties 4
15. Consequences of Breach of Duty
16. Members’ Remedies
17. Reporting and Disclosure
PART C—CORPORATE FINANCE
18. Financing Companies
19. Shares and Shareholding 1
20. Shares and Shareholding 2
21. Securities and Takeovers
22. Financial Services and Markets
PART D—COMPANIES AND OUTSIDERS
23. Transacting by Companies
24. External Administration
25. Winding Up
PART E—REFERENCE MATERIALS
26. Case Studies and Problem Sets
27. Sample Company Documents
28. Legislation Extracts
FINDING AIDS
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF LEGISLATION

INDEX

Authors

Pamela Hanrahan is a Professor and Director of Research in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.


Ian Ramsay is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at Melbourne Law School, and Director of Studies for Commercial Law and Corporate Law in the Melbourne Law School Masters Program.


Geof Stapledon is the Group Manager of Governance for BHP Billiton.

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Commercial Applications of Company Law 2020 for their course:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Answers to problem sets
  • Test bank of multiple choice questions and answers

For more information about these resources please contact your Oxford Learning Resource Consultant.