USA CORPORATIONS LAW

LAW5ACL

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will study distinctive aspects of American Corporations Law. In particular, students will be introduced to: Company Formation; Financing & Valuation; Limited Liability & Piercing Corporate veil; Governance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Duty of Care; Indemnification & Insurance; Duty of Loyalty - Self Dealing & Corporate Opportunity; Controlling Shareholders-Self Dealing; Freezeouts, Looting & Sale of Corporate Office; Corporate Litigation; Close Corporations; Takeovers; Federal Securities Laws.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding Corporate LawPrescribedPinto, A. and Branson, D.4TH EDN, LEXIS NEXIS, 2013

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 27-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 28
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
class participation10
one 6,000-7,000-word take home examination90