LAWS305-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Company Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.




Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Lynne Taylor


Nathan Maharajah


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 22 Aug 2023 30%
Online Quiz 10%
Final Exam 60%

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

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks / Resources

Companies Act 1993

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,488.00

* 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

  • LAWS305-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023