Understanding Company Law, 18th edition is a leading text for both undergraduate law and business law students of corporations law. This edition retains the logical structure and comprehensive approach of earlier editions. It has been updated throughout to include discussion of the most recent relevant legislative developments, including the following:
- The Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2015 (Cth)
- The exposure draft of the Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2014 (Cth), which aims to strengthen and streamline the personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency regimes.
- The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Spring Repeal Day) Bill 2015 (Cth)
- Recent case developments covered in the new edition include: U & D Coal Ltd v Australian Kunqian International Energy Co Pty Ltd (share capital and the prohibition on self-acquisition); Re Molopo Energy Ltd (company’s power to reduce share capital); Re Motasea Pty Ltd (valid transfers of shares); Re Appleyard Capital Pty Ltd (extending the time to register security interests); and Re Lime Gourmet Pizza Bar (Charlestown) Pty Ltd (valid appointment of an administrator by a director).
Corporations Legislation 2017 has an outstanding reputation for accuracy, dependability and reliability. This fully consolidated legislation book includes the Corporations Act 2001, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and associated Acts and legislation, capturing the latest amendments up to 1 January 2017.
Designed for use by practitioners, business professionals and anyone with an interest in corporations law, the Corporations Act 2001 is supplemented with key section annotations updated by Sydney barrister Edmund Finnane. These section specific commentary notes provide additional guidance for the most important provisions. In addition, in the “Year in Review” feature, Professor Robert Baxt highlights significant corporations law developments since January 2016.
Cross-references are included to indicate where particular sections of the Corporations Act have been affected by the Corporations Regulations, and to note related ASIC materials.