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Australian Corporate Law, 6th Edition

Australian Corporate Law, 6th Edition

Harris, J; Hargovan, A; Adams, M, 2017

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Australian Corporate Law, 6th Edition has been designed specifically for Australian law students undertaking 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. The sixth edition has been updated to take account of the latest developments in statute and caselaw. Teaching and learning is supported by a comprehensive and innovative suite of online resources for both students and lecturers.


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Harris, Company Law: Theories, Principles and Applications 2nd ed, 2015
Harris, LexisNexis Study Guide: Corporations Law, 3rd ed, 2014


Jason Harris is an Associate Professor 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 an 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 was been appointed as the INSOL Scholar for 2011– 2012.

Michael Adams is a Professor and 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

1. The Context of Australian Corporate Law
2. Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Role and Powers
3. Business Structures
4. Partnerships and Associations
5. Incorporation and its Effects
6. Internal Governance: Constitution and Replaceable Rules
7. Corporate Liability: Tort, Crime and Contract
8. Promoters: Duties and Liabilities
9. Corporate Fundraising
10. Debt Finance
11. Share Capital and Transactions Affecting Share Capital
12. Membership Rights and Meetings
13. Corporate Governance
14. Directors and Officers
15. Directors’ and Officers’ Duties: Good Faith and Proper Purposes
16. Directors and Officers: Conflicts of Interest
17. Directors and Officers: The Duty of Care and Diligence
18. Directors and Officers: Corporate Governance During Times of Financial Distress
19. Members’ Remedies
20. Accounts Auditors and Dividends
21. Financial Services, Managed Investment Schemes and Financial Markets
22. External Administration and Insolvency

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