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LAWS407 Company Law

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

The general principles of the law relating to companies; legal regulation of the flotation of public companies and of the offering of financial securities to the public.

This paper provides an introduction to the incorporated company as recognised and created by successive Companies Acts, with particular emphasis upon the duties of directors and the rights of shareholders.

Paper title Company Law
Paper code LAWS407
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 307
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Professor Shelley Griffiths

Course Materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will be enabled to understand what a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1993 is and how it operates and be provided with knowledge of selected company law rules.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22