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Australian Corporate Law, 5th edition

by: Harris, J; Hargovan, A; Adams, M

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Publisher: Lexis Nexis,14/12/15

Category: LAW - Business & Corporate Level:

ISBN: 0409341754
ISBN13: 9780409341751

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Australian Corporate Law, 5th edition has been designed specifically for students studying corporations law as part of their business or commerce degree. This text aims to reduce the complexity of corporations law for students by providing clear explanation of legal principles and explaining how corporate law operates within the broader business context. It does this within a specifically designed learning framework that will enhance student learning and understanding of the presented material:

- Key Statement and Key Cases highlight precedents and important cases
- Case Examples present topical issues to help the reader see the law at work in a broader commercial context
- Revision Questions and Problem Exercises help reinforce learning
- Glossary notes in the margin ensure that each term is immediately understood
- Further Reading provides a springboard for deeper learning
- Flowcharts are presented to assist in visual learning

New to this Edition

- Significant recent new cases in the James Hardie appeal, the Bell appeal and other recent appellate decisions
- Recent legislative amendments, including business names legislation, executive remuneration and continuous disclosure
- Additional cases and new case studies

Related Titles
Austin & Ramsay, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law, 16th ed, 2015
Harris, Company Law: Theories, Principles and Applications, 2nd ed, 2015
Australian Corporations Legislation Student Edition, 2015

Jason Harris is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney where he teaches corporate and finance law and insolvency. He also has an ongoing role teaching corporate law and company meetings for Chartered Secretaries Australia. Jason has extensive experience in the area of corporate law and has written widely in this field.

Anil Hargovan is Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law, Australian Business School at the University of New South Wales. Anil has published widely in the area of corporate law and corporate governance. He is the President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association of Australia and a member of the advisory committee for the Corporate Governance course conducted by Chartered Secretaries Australia. Anil has been awarded the INSOL Scholarship and has been appointed as the INSOL Scholar for 2011-2012.

Professor Michael Adams is Dean of the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney. Michael designed the CSA Graduate Diploma in Governance and also researches, speaks and writes on governance and law issues. Michael has been the recipient of the Australian University Teacher of the Year in 'Law and Legal Studies'.

Table of Contents

- The Context of Australian Corporate Law
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Role and Powers
- Business Structures
- Partnerships and Associations
- Incorporation and its Effects
- Internal Governance: Constitution and Replaceable Rules
- Corporate Liability: Tort, Crime and Contract
- Promoters: Duties and Liabilities
- Corporate Fundraising
- Debt Finance
- Share Capital and Transactions Affecting Share Capital
- Membership Rights and Meetings
- Corporate Governance
- Directors and Officers
- Directors' and Officers' Duties: Good Faith and Proper Purposes
- Directors and Officers: Conflicts of Interest
- Directors and Officers: The Duty of Care and Diligence
- Directors and Officers: Corporate Governance During Times of Financial Distress
- Members' Remedies
- Accounts Auditors and Dividends
- Financial Services, Managed Investment Schemes and Financial Markets
- External Administration and Insolvency