Corporate Law eBook

Third Edition

Elizabeth Boros, John Duns

Corporate Law eBook

Third Edition

Elizabeth Boros, John Duns






17 Sep 2013




$127.95 AUD

$146.99 NZD

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Corporate Law examines the legal principles and policies that govern companies. Written in a plain-speaking style this text brings the accessibility of an introductory text together with the depth and analysis of a higher-level text, providing students with a solid understanding of all the key topics. It does this through an exploration of the theoretical and policy basis for each topic while also placing each topic in its practical context.

This book is equally valuable to readers approaching the subject for the first time, and for those seeking a deeper understanding of corporate law.

New to this edition

  • Substantially up-dated chapters on directors’ duties to take account of recent decisions including those relating to One.Tel, James Hardie, Centro and Fortescue Metals Group
  • Updates throughout the book to reflect the reforms introduced by the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth)


Part 1: The Corporate Entity and its Regulation1. Introduction
2. Formation and Types of Companies
3. The Corporate Personality

Part 2: Internal Structure and Operations
4. The Corporate Constitution
5. Company Organs and the Division of Power
6. The Board of Directors
7. The General Meeting of Members

Part 3: The Company and the Outside World
8. Criminal and Civil Liability
9. Corporate Contracting

Part 4: Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers
10. Duty of Care, Skill and Diligence
11. Bona Fides and Proper Purposes
12. Conflict of Interest
13. Consequences of Breach and Relief from Liability

Part 5: Members’ Remedies
14. Derivative Actions
15. Personal Actions
16. Winding Up and Oppression
17. Members’ Access to Information

Part 6: Corporate Finance
18. Raising Capital
19. Maintenance of Capital
20. Accounts and Audit

Part 7: External Administration
21. Insolvency and Winding up
22. Secured Creditors and Alternatives to Winding up


Elizabeth Boros: Barrister based in Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney
John Duns: Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Corporate Law for their course:

  • An Instructor's Resource Manual with problem questions for each chapter

For more information about the resources for Corporate Law, please contact your Oxford Territory Manager.

Sample Pages

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Chapter 1: Introduction