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LS402F: COMPANY LAW (HONOURS) (2022-2023)

Last modified: 10 Nov 2022 17:01


Course Overview

This course seeks to guide students through the core aspects of company law and corporate governance including, inter alia, corporate legal personality, directors’ duties, the protection of minority shareholders, and the basics of corporate finance. The legal study will be combined with commercial and strategical scenarios such as private equity deals, initial public offerings (IPOs), and corporate control battles   Major policy debates will also be engaged. There are numerous career opportunities associated with this course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Qiang Cai

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


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; the division of powers within a company; director's duties; minority shareholder protection; and the basics of corporate finance.

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit Failed Elements in same format if due to extenuating circumstances

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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