USA CORPORATIONS LAW

LAW5ACL

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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.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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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.3RD EDN, LEXIS NEXIS, 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to describe the distinctive aspects of USA Company Law.

Activities:
Lectures.

02. Be able to identify the requirements of company formation and apply to fact situation the principle incidents of USA Company Law.

Activities:
Lectures and problem solving activities.

03. Distinguish the various Federal Securities Laws.

Activities:
Team presentation/scenarios on USA Corporations Law.

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