Takeovers and Reconstructions (LAWS6008)


This unit will involve detailed study of the requirements of chapters 6A, 6B and 6C of the Corporations Act with respect to the acquisition of company shares and takeovers. It will also examine selected aspects of the law concerning corporate reconstruction where a change of control is involved (including schemes of arrangement, selective reductions of capital and other forms of compulsory acquisition of minority holdings). The unit is taught by lawyers with extensive experience in takeovers and reconstructions.

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1x2-hr lecture/week


2 x class assignments (20%) and 2hr open-book exam (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Assumed knowledge

undergraduate law degree with corporate law background

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