LAWSG040 Company Law
|LAWSG040: COMPANY LAW|
|Credit value:||30 credits (15 ECTS, 300 learning hours)|
|Convenor:||Iris H Chiu|
|Other Teachers:||Vanessa Knapp;
|Teaching Delivery:||20 x 2-hour weekly seminars, 10 seminars per term, Term One and Two|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Prerequisites:||Must NOT have studied a Company Law course at LLB level in a UK institution|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Corporate Law|
|Introductory video||View introduction video from the module convenor|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term (two in total)|
|Final Assessment:||One 3-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
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, the duties and liabilities of directors; shareholders’ rights and remedies, contracting with the company, corporate transparency, and theoretical introductions to the company and corporate governance.
One or any of the following books:
Note students should not seek to rely on any particular textbook nor are the lectures structured faithfully according to any particular textbook. These are references only and students are expected to consult primary law materials ie the Companies Act 2006 and case law and relevant journal articles where indicated in handouts to be set for each topic.