LAWS6008 - Takeovers and Reconstructions


  • Undertake a 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.
  • Examine selected aspects of the law concerning corporate reconstruction where a change of control is involved.


Takeovers; acquisitions of shares; reconstruction; schemes of arrangement; selective reductions of capital; other forms of compulsory acquisition of minority holdings. The unit is taught by lawyers with extensive experience in takeovers and reconstructions.


Semester 1 2014
Wednesday Evenings, 6-8pm

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 2 x Class Assignment (20%)
  • 1 x Two-Hour Open Book Exam (80%)

Assumed Knowledge

Presumption of law degree with corporate law knowledge

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law