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Commercial Applications of Company Law 2015 - 16th Edition

by: Pamela Hanrahan, Ian Ramsay, Geof Stapledon

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Publisher: CCH Australia,30.01.15

Category: Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 192515985X
ISBN13: 9781925159851

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THIS IS AN OLD EDITION - AND NOW OUT OF PRINT. FOR THE 17th (2016) EDITION, PLEASE PERFORM A NEW SEARCH USING THE FOLLOWING ISBN13: 9780190304362

CCH Product Code:
39916A

Written by three leading corporate law experts, Commercial Applications of Company Law focuses on the ordinary events and issues faced by companies and their advisers, explaining and applying the law in a manner that is understandable and relevant.

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Commercial Applications of Company Law was previously published by CCH Australia.

Written by three leading corporate law experts, Commercial Applications of Company Law focuses on the ordinary events and issues faced by companies and their advisers, explaining and applying the law in a manner that is understandable and relevant.

Commercial Applications of Company Law makes corporate law more accessible to students. Written by three leading corporate law experts, it focuses on the ordinary events and issues faced by companies and their advisers, explaining and applying the law in a manner that is understandable and relevant. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect all the legislative and case law developments over the past 12 months.


  Contents
PART A - COMPANIES AND COMPANY LAW
1. About Companies
Introduction
What is a company?
Companies as a form of business organisation
The architecture of companies
The historical development of companies
Some key terms

2. Company Law
Introduction
Scope and operation of company law
The Corporations Act
Other sources of company law
Applying company law to legal problems
Regulation of companies

3. The Legal Nature of Companies
Introduction
The separate entity doctrine
Corporate capacity
Limited liability
Piercing the corporate veil
Corporate liability

4. Companies and Business Planning
Introduction
Comparing companies with other forms of organisation
Choice of form of business organisation
Types of companies
Corporate groups
Listing on the Australian Securities Exchange

5. Constituting Companies
Introduction
Registration of companies
Pre-registration activities
Internal governance rules
The replaceable rules
The constitution
Legal effect of the internal governance rules
Single director/shareholder companies

PART B - COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
6. Managing Companies
Introduction
Corporate governance
Decision-making and company management
The directors' power of management
Members' decision-making powers

7. Member Decision-making
Introduction
Member voting and corporate control
The scope of member voting rights
Structural or constitutional decisions
Selecting the board and the auditor
Vetoing certain transactions
Other decisions

8. Members' Meetings
Introduction
Members' meetings
Convening meetings
Conducting meetings
Member voting
Decision-making without a meeting
Irregularities

9. Restrictions on Member Decision-Making
Introduction
Overview of restrictions
Equitable limitation on majority voting power
Other restrictions on voting power

10. Company Directors and Other Officers
Introduction
The role of company officers
Company boards
Types of directors
Appointment and removal of directors
Proceedings of the board

11. Directors' Duties 1
Introduction
Overview of duties
The duty of care

12. Directors' Duties 2
Introduction
Duty to prevent insolvent trading
Duty to retain discretions

13. Director's Duties 3
What are the statutory and general law duties?
The duty to act in good faith in the best interests of the company
The duty to act for a proper purpose
What are the consequences of breach of this duty?

14. Directors' Duties 4
What is the duty to avoid conflicts of interest?
The general law rules
The company's constitution
Statutory regulation
Consequences of contravention

15. Consequences of Breach of Duty
Introduction
Enforcement of directors' duties by ASIC
The company's civil remedies
Relief from liability for breach of duty

16. Members' Remedies
Introduction
Overview of remedies
Member's statutory remedies
Member's personal action
Member's derivative action

17. Reporting and Disclosure
Introduction
Record-keeping
Information to be lodged with ASIC and ASX
Periodic financial reporting
Audit
Continuous disclosure

PART C - CORPORATE FINANCE
18. Financing Companies
Introduction
Company finance
Debt finance
Equity capital

19. Shares and Shareholding 1
Introduction
Membership
Members' rights
Increasing issued capital
Legal rules governing share issues
Disclosure in relation to securities offers

20. Shares and Shareholding 2
Introduction
Capital maintenance
Restrictions on the payment of dividends
Prohibited self-acquisition
Prohibited financial assistance
Permitted buy-backs
Permitted reductions of capital

21. Securities and Takeovers
Introduction
Securities offers and issues
Trading in securities
Takeovers
The substantial holding and tracing provisions

22. Financial Services and markets
Introduction
The regulatory approach
Financial services regulation
Conduct regulation
Offers of financial products
Financial markets regulation

PART D - COMPANIES AND OUTSIDERS
23. Transacting by Companies
Introduction
Contracting by companies
Contracting directly
Contracting through agents
Enforcing contracts
Enforcing defective contracts made by agents
Enforcing defective contracts made directly by the company

24. External Administration
Introduction
Receivership
Voluntary administration

25. Winding Up
Introduction
Winding up
Deregistration

PART E - REFERENCE MATERIALS
26. Case Studies and Problem Sets
Problem sets

27. Sample Company Documents

28. Legislation Extracts


  Authors
Pamela Hanrahan - Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Ian Ramsay - Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
Geof Stapledon - Geof Stapledon is Vice President, Governance at BHP Billiton


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


  Powerpoint slides


  Multiple choice questions and answers


  Case studies and problem sets

For more information about the resources for Commercial Applications of Company Law, please contact your Oxford Territory Manager.