ELEMENTS OF COMPANY LAW
2015/2016, Semester 1
Modular Credits: 4
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent
The company is one of the most important institutions in our society. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the main conceptual apparatus of company law and to analyse some of the policy issues raised in facilitating and regulating this pervasive commercial form. Topics include the following: corporate personality and limited liability; corporate organs, constitution and meetings; corporate capacity and contracting; corporate finance; corporate governance; shareholders’ rights and remedies. The course uses Singapore’s Companies Act (Cap 50) as a sample legislation. The course will focus on Singapore and will provide relevant comparisons on corporate law in China.
The course will be evaluated by a final take-home exam, and class participation.
You will have
for the take-home exam, which will be released on
Monday 9 November 2015 at 5pm and Due at 11pm
. Further details on the format of the exam will be provided later in the course.
Class Participation (30%)
Class participation and attendance will count for 30% of your final grade.
I will distribute an attendance sheet at the beginning of each class. There will be an
automatic penalty of
deducted from your final grade for each class that you fail to attend
—unless you provide me with a valid reason, supported by the relevant documentation, for your absence. It is each student’s responsibility to sign the attendance sheet at each respective class.
The purpose of the “Lead Discussant” system is to promote student-led learning and discussion.
All students are required to sign up as a Lead Discussant for one lecture. The Lead Discussants will be required to provide their opinions and respond to questions related to the required readings. A sign-up sheet for Lead Discussants will be circulated in
Students who have studied company law or a similar subject in a commonwealth jurisdiction
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week