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Corporate Law: Third Edition
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Corporate Law: Third Edition

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Published Sept 2013 (OUP)
ISBN: 9780195520156. Soft Cover.
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Elizabeth Boros, John Duns 

Corporate Law examines the legal principles and policies that govern companies. Written in a plain-speaking style this text brings the accessibility of an introductory text together with the depth and analysis of a higher-level text, providing students with a solid understanding of all the key topics. It does this through an exploration of the theoretical and policy basis for each topic while also placing each topic in its practical context. 

This book is equally valuable to readers approaching the subject for the first time, and for those seeking a deeper understanding of corporate law. 

New to this edition 

  • Substantially up-dated chapters on directors’ duties to take account of recent decisions including those relating to One.Tel, James Hardie, Centro and Fortescue Metals Group 
  • Updates throughout the book to reflect the reforms introduced by the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth)
Elizabeth Boros: Barrister based in Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney 
John Duns: Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Part I: The Corporate Entity and its Regulation
1. Introduction 
2. Formation and Types of Companies 
3. The Corporate Personality

Part II: Internal Structure and Operations 
4. The Corporate Constitution 
5. Company Organs and the Division of Power 
6. The Board of Directors 
7. The General Meeting of Members

Part III: The Company and the Outside World 
8. Criminal and Civil Liability 
9. Corporate Contracting

Part IV: Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers 
10. Duty of Care, Skill and Diligence 
11. Bona Fides and Proper Purposes 
12. Conflict of Interest 
13. Consequences of Breach and Relief from Liability

Part V: Members’ Remedies 
14. Derivative Actions 
15. Personal Actions 
16. Winding Up and Oppression 
17. Members’ Access to Information

Part VI: Corporate Finance 
18. Raising Capital 
19. Maintenance of Capital 
20. Accounts and Audit

Part VII: External Administration 
21. Insolvency and Winding up 
22. Secured Creditors and Alternatives to Winding up

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