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COMPANY LAW (LAWSG040) Credit value: 30 credits (12 ECTS)
Practice Assessment: 1,500 word coursework essay offered in terms one and term two
Assessment method for UCL Master students: 3-hour unseen written examiniation
Assessment method for SIL students: 3,000 word coursework essay
The module will examine the fundamental principles which underlie company law and which flow from the Salomon doctrine. It examines what goes on behind the corporate veil; constitutional matters, issues of authority; the duties and liabilities of directors; classes of shares and shareholders’ rights and remedies.
Legal Personality and Limited Liability; Organs of Company; The Company’s Constitution; Directors’ Duties; Derivative Actions; Minority Shareholder Remedies; Contracting with the Company; Corporate Governance and the Code.
Pettet’s Company Law Blackstone or Routledge Company Law Statutes
Pettet’s Company Law chapters 1 and 2
This module is not suitable for students who have already studied Company Law in the UK or in commonwealth jurisdictions at undergraduate level.
Prizes for this module
There are currently no prizes available for this module.