LAWS6957 - Shareholders’ Remedies


  • Examine the common problems experienced by members of various types of company.
  • Understand strategies for preventing or remedying those problems without recourse to litigation.
  • Understand the litigious remedies available to combat those problems.
  • Explore likely trends for future development of the law.


Shareholders' remedies, both litigious and non-litigious remedies; class actions and recent developments in derivative litigation, as well as oppression; winding up; alteration of the constitution; dilution of equity stakes and compulsory acquisition of minority shareholdings; the role of advance planning; drafting issues in relation to shareholders' agreements and constitutional provisions; and the scope for activism by institutional and retail shareholders in listed public companies.


Semester 1 Intensive
21-24 January 2014

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


  • Class Participation (10%)
  • In-class Test (to be conducted on the final day of the unit) (20%)
  • 1 x 5,600 Word Essay (70%)

Assumed Knowledge

Presumption of law degree with Australian 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