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Corporations Law in Australia - Roman Tomasic

Paperback Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9781862873148
Number Of Pages: 962

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The second edition of this text incorporates the latest changes to Australian corporations law, up to and including the Corporations Act 2001 and the Financial Services Reform Act 2001. Like the 1st edition, this text is written particularly for undergraduate law students. The book introduces students to Australian corporate law in a way that is informed by theory and policy. Throughout the book the authors draw upon materials from fields such as economics, sociology and politics to provide a contextually relevant account of modern corporate law. Ample references and pointers are provided to policy debates, contemporary issues, and to further reading. The authors bring considerable experience in interdisciplinary corporate law teaching and research. The authors aim to stimulate the reader into further critical analysis of corporate law issues, and to equip them with the capacity to respond in an informed way to future changes and developments. The book also encourages the reader to independently pursue further research in areas of corporate law. Each of the 25 chapters has been revised and updated. The book deals with:

Introduction - the history of corporate law, and key themes and perspectives. Corporate Structures and Regulation - including the structure of Australian corporate law; ASIC's role and powers; and the role of auditors. Corporate Obligations - including corporate capacity; contractual and criminal liability. Corporate Governance - membership and meetings; directors' duties; shareholders' rights. Corporate Finance - including share and debt capital, the Managed Investments Act 1998, and fundraising. Securities and Takeovers Corporate Rescues and Winding Up

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"Where are our budding company law specialists to go when first grappling with the fundamentals? The answer is Corporations Law in Australia ... [It] is a fine textbook [which] provides undergraduates with the information needed to understand the complexities of company law. If you are a practitioner seeking to refresh your knowledge of company law, I recommend this book." - Law Institute Journal (Vic), September 2002

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Preface/ Acknowledgments The History of the Corporate Form and its Regulation Concepts and Perspectives The Legal Structure of the Corporations Legislation Interpretation and Review External Regulation Financial Reporting Audits and Auditors Types of Corporate Structure Constituting the Corporation Corporate Contracting Corporate Liability for Criminal and Civil Wrongs Corporate Governance: Structures and Issues Membership and Meetings The Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Other Officers Members' Rights and Remedies Share Capital Debt Capital Managed Investments Fundraising Securities Regulation Takeover Regulation Reconstructions, Schemes of Arrangement and Deeds of Company Arrangement Receivers and Other Controllers of Corporate Property Winding Up and the Dissolution Process Liquidators and Creditors

Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ Index

ISBN: 9781862873148
ISBN-10: 1862873143
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 962
Published: February 2002
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.59  x 3.91
Weight (kg): 1.16
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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