Australian Corporate Law, 8th edition
A comprehensive text on the law of corporations in Australia
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This well-regarded text provides clear and accessible commentary on the fundamental concepts of Australian corporate law.
The eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to include significant recent developments in corporate law and regulation, both in legislation and case law. Understanding of complex topics is enhanced by features including key statements, key cases highlighting important precedents, case examples, discussion points, glossary notes, problem questions, plentiful practical examples and an ongoing case study demonstrating how companies operate within the broader business context.
Teaching and learning is supported by a comprehensive and innovative suite of online resources for students and lecturers.
• Comprehensive treatment of all topics in a core undergraduate corporations law unit
• Chapters designed to promote student learning (learning objectives, questions, problems, activities, case examples, working examples)
• Strong online student learning support via Lexis Learning platform
• Austin & Ramsay, Ford, Austin and Ramsay’s Principles of Corporations Law, 17th ed, 2018
• Hargovan, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Corporations Law, 5th ed, 2022
• Hargovan, LexisNexis Study Guide: Corporations Law, 5th ed, 2022
• Gooley et al, Corporations and Associations: Principles and Issues, 7th ed, 2020
Table of contents
- Ch 1. The Context of Australian Corporate Law
- Ch 2. Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Role and Powers
- Ch 3. Business Structures
- Ch 4. Partnerships and Associations
- Ch 5. Incorporation and its Effects
- Ch 6. Internal Governance: Constitution and Replaceable Rules
- Ch 7. Corporate Liability: Tort, Crime and Contract
- Ch 8. Promoters: Duties and Liabilities
- Ch 9. Corporate Fundraising
- Ch 10. Debt Finance
- Ch 11. Share Capital and Transactions Affecting Share Capital
- Ch 12. Membership Rights and Meetings
- Ch 13. Corporate Governance
- Ch 14. Directors and Officers
- Ch 15. Directors’ and Officers’ Duties: Good Faith and Proper Purposes
- Ch 16. Directors and Officers: Conflicts of Interest
- Ch 17. Directors and Officers: The Duty of Care and Diligence
- Ch 18. Directors and Officers: Corporate Governance During Times of Financial Distress
- Ch 19. Members’ Remedies
- Ch 20. Accounts, Auditors and Dividends
- Ch 21. External Administration and Insolvency