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

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:46

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
  • Lecturer Qiang Cai

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Are there a limited number of places available?


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; 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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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