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LX452F: COMPANY LAW (HONOURS) (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

This course is useful for students who are interested in consolidating their knowledge of Company Law. It covers a wide variety of topics including the nature and function of limited liability, minority shareholder protection, directors’ duties, company contracts and legal capital. There are numerous career opportunities associated with this course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Qiang Cai

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Course Description

Course Aims: The course is aimed at providing students a solid understanding of the key issues in Company Law, namely: the nature and function of limited liability; the corporate constitution; company contracts; the division of powers within a company; director's duties; minority shareholder protection; and legal capital.

Main Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the seminars, students are expected to understand the following:
1. Limited liability and Lifting the Veil of Incorporation;
2. The Company's Constitution;
3. Company contracts;
4. Management, including a division of power between board and general meeting; residual powers of general meeting; general meetings and resolutions; board meetings; legal rules governing the enforceability of transactions with companies;
5. Directors' duties;
6. Minority Shareholder protection; and
7. Legal Capital.

Knowledge and Understanding: As above.

Subject Specific Skills and Concepts: As above.

Key Skills (Transferrable): Company law facilitates development of students' commercial awareness, communication, problem solving and other skills.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1500 word essay 33%

2500 word essay 67%


Resit: resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo gain understanding of the legal framework and basic principles of company law.
ProceduralApplyTo apply the principles, rules, and case laws to concrete company scenarios.
ConceptualAnalyseTo appreciate specific company law rules by referring to the basic principles and analytical tools acquired in the course.
ReflectionCreateTo communicate orally and in writing information, advice and choices in an effective and persuasive manner.
ReflectionEvaluateTo engage with the discussion of the critical issues in the domain of company law such as corporate governance and stakeholder perspective.

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