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Corporate Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780195520156
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £81.99

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Corporate Law examines the legal principles and policies that govern Australian 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.

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

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

Part IV: 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 V: Members' Remedies
14. Derivative Actions
15. Personal Actions
16. Winding Up and Oppression
17. Members' Access to Information

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

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