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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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Resit: resubmission of failed elements
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||To gain understanding of the legal framework and basic principles of company law.|
|Procedural||Apply||To apply the principles, rules, and case laws to concrete company scenarios.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||To appreciate specific company law rules by referring to the basic principles and analytical tools acquired in the course.|
|Reflection||Create||To communicate orally and in writing information, advice and choices in an effective and persuasive manner.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||To engage with the discussion of the critical issues in the domain of company law such as corporate governance and stakeholder perspective.|