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Ford, Austin & Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law, 16th edition
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Ford, Austin & Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law, 16th edition

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Published Dec 2014 (LexisNexis)
ISBN: 9780409338386.
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Austin, R.; Ramsay, I

Written by experts in the area, Ford, Austin and Ramsay’s Principles of Corporations Law 16th edition is a high level text for both undergraduate and postgraduate corporations law students. The work is also highly treasured by practitioners and is considered the last word on corporations law in Australia. Now in its fortieth year of publication, this classic text was first prepared by Professor Harold Ford and is written by Justice Austin and Professor Ramsay. It provides an authoritative treatment of Australian company law and is completely updated to respond to recent Australian Commonwealth legislation.

 

Features:

 

Is the leading book about Australian corporate law, Contains more detailed and analysis than competing texts, Written by leading authors, one of whom is a former judge of the NSW Supreme Court, Is the longest published corporate law book in Australia (first published in 1974 and therefore 2014 is the 40th year of publication) representing a very strong and established market position

AUTHOR

Dr Robert Austin is Head of Corporate HQ Advisory at Minter Ellison. He was formerly a Justice in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, after careers in legal practice and academic law. He is Challis Lecturer in Company Law at the University of Sydney.

 

Ian Ramsay is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia, where he is Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. He has practised law with firms in New York and Sydney. Professor Ramsay has published extensively on corporate law and corporate governance issues both internationally and in Australia.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface . Publisher’s Note Table of Cases Table of References and Abbreviations .

 

 

PART I — COMPANIES AND COMPANY LAW

 

Introduction

 

Ch 1 The Nature and Functions of Companies .

 

Ch 2 The Origins of Company Law .

 

Ch 3 Regulating Companies

 

 

PART II — A COMPANY AS A CORPORATE ENTITY

 

Introduction

 

Ch 4 Incorporation and its Consequences

 

Ch 5 Formation, Promotion and Establishment

 

 

PART III —THE LAW OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

Introduction

 

Ch 6 Corporate Governance Rules

 

Ch 7 The Board of Directors and the General Meeting

 

Ch 8 Acting Properly and with Care

 

Ch 9 Conflicts of Interest and Special Cases

 

Ch 10 Accounts, Audit and Disclosure

 

Ch 11 Members’ Remedies

 

 

PART IV — CORPORATE LIABILITY

 

Introduction

 

Ch 12 Corporate Capacity 

 

Ch 13 Authority to Act for a Company

 

Ch 14 A Company’s Assent to Transactions

 

Ch 15 Validation and Ratification of Defective

 

 

PART VI — CORPORATE CONTROL AND RESTRUCTURING

 

Ch 16 A Company’s Liability for Civil and Criminal

 

 

PART V — CORPORATE FINANCE Introduction 

 

Ch 17 Equity Finance

 

Ch 18 Dividends

 

Ch 19 Debt Finance

 

Ch 20 Protection of Creditors

 

Ch 21 Dealings with Security Holdings

 

Ch 22 Fundraising by Issue and Sale of Securities

 

Ch 23 Takeovers and Disclosure of Shareholdings

 

Ch 24 Corporate Reorganisation and Elimination of Minority Holdings

 

 

PART VII — EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION Introduction

 

Ch 25 External Administration in Insolvency Generally

 

Ch 26 Receiverships

 

Ch 27 Voluntary Administration

 

Ch 28 Winding Up

 

INDEX

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