The third edition of Company Law Perspectives maintains previous editions’ focus on extracts that engage the reader in the broader business context in which the law operates. The law is updated, more detail is provided in relation to certain existing cases and new cases are introduced. The most recent ASX Corporate Governance Principles, recent issues involving ASIC, and the impact of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) and the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2015 (Cth) are some of the inclusions in this edition.
This edition adds three new chapters outlining the broader legal framework in which the corporate law operates including, the legal system, the law of contract and the law of tort. These chapters provide an introduction to the way in which the law approaches rights and obligations generally and form a useful foundation for the more detailed law relating to companies that follows.
Statistics are included to show the effects of the application and impact of the law, including female board representation, insolvency outcomes and ASIC’s enforcement activity. The range of sources include: the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth); judgments; ASIC Information Sheets and Media Releases; newspaper commentary; and scholarly legal journal articles. Each source has a different role to play in the practice and perception of the corporate environment and their inclusion supports the contextual approach of Company Law Perspectives.
With its clear and succinct style, and its multidimensional approach, Company Law Perspectives provides a solid and accessible framework for learning and understanding company law