LAWS305-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Company Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key areas of company law. It will examine the key topics of company incorporation, separate corporate personality, company constitutions and shareholder agreements, company capacity, legal relationships with third parties, company liability for criminal and civil wrongs, allocation of power within a company, shareholders in general meeting, the board of directors, duties of directors, equity financing, accounts and disclosure, and enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the company law course are to enable you to:
  • Explain the meaning and significance of selected company law principles
  • Identify and articulate issues arising in a multi-issue company law problem
  • Apply legal reasoning to generate suitable responses to issues arising in a multi-issue company law problem and, if appropriate, make a reasoned choice amongst alternative responses and/or exercise some professional judgment.
  • Locate, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to a given research topic.
  • Critically examine issues of principle and policy raised by New Zealand’s company law framework and its operation in practice.
  • Produce a written opinion that follows the conventions set out in the New Zealand Law Style Guide.
  • Identify and reflect on global influences on New Zealand company law.
  • Work independently and manage your time in order to meet course deadlines.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.




Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Lynne Taylor


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quizes x 4 10%
Compulsory Essay 27 Apr 2021 30%
Final Examination 60%

Assessment details of this course have yet to be finalised, but may include a compulsory assignment, an online quiz and a final examination.

Textbooks / Resources

Companies Act 1993

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS305 Occurrences

  • LAWS305-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021