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Corporations Law, 5th edition

Corporations Law, 5th edition

Anderson, C; Dickfos, J; Hyland, M; Nehme, M; Dahdal, A, 2016

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Corporations Law, 5th Edition is an accessible and comprehensive text for law and business students covering the full range of topics taught in an undergraduate corporations law course.


Format: Paperback


Corporations Law, 5th Edition by Colin Anderson, Jennifer Dickfos, Margaret Hyland, Marina Nehme and Andrew Dahdal is an accessible text covering the full range of topics taught in a corporations law course. It adopts a structure which helps students develop a greater understanding of the core subject. Key areas of study are identified and complex legal concepts are demystified.

This new edition continues to adopt a straightforward style with a particular emphasis on problem solving, allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and practise responding to legal problem questions.


• Key concepts covered
• Practice questions and suggested answers to develop problem-solving skills
• Further reading to springboard research and deeper understanding of the topic
• Comprehensive and innovative suite of online resources


Related Titles

Harris, Hargovan & Adams, Australian Corporate Law, 5th Edition, 2015
Austin & Ramsay, Ford, Austin and Ramsay’s Principles of Corporations Law, 16th Edition, 2014
Harris, LexisNexis Study Guide: Corporations Law, 3rd Edition, 2014


Colin Anderson is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Jennifer Dickfos is Lecturer at Griffith Business School, Griffith University.

Margaret Hyland is Lecturer and Director of Academic Program - Students at the School of Law, Western Sydney University.

Marina Nehme is Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Law, UNSW.

Andrew Dahdal is Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University.

Table of Contents

Part I – Fundamentals of Australian Corporate Law
1. The commercial and legal context of companies
2. Incorporation, registration and the company constitution
3. The effects of incorporation
4. Limits of the separate legal entity doctrine

Part II – Internal and External Relations
5. Membership
6. Company contracts and dispositions
7. Internal financial relations
8. Meetings
9. Accounts and disclosure of financial information
10. Directors Duties I: Duties of Directors
11. Duties II: Secretaries and Other Officers

Part III - Corporate Finance Law and Practice
12. Share capital
13. Dividends
14. Fundraising I: Prospectuses
15. Fundraising II: Protection of investors
16. Fundraising III: Managed investment schemes
17. Debt finance and debt securities

Part IV – Remedies in Corporate Law
18. Remedies I: Abuse of power and members’ personal actions
19. Remedies II: The derivative action and other remedies

Part V – Companies in Financial Distress
20. Receivership
21. Arrangements with creditors in insolvency
22. Liquidation

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