LAW20170 Company Law II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is the second of two focusing on the law of companies in Ireland which, when taken together, cover the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.This module builds on learning acquired in the module Company Law I and on basic legal knowledge acquired at Stage 1. The focus is on new topics and the focus is more detailed, as the learning experience relies substantially on problem based learning.
The syllabus of topics which may be explored in this module includes - financing and reporting, mergers reconstructions and takeovers, examinerships and investigations, and the dissolution of companies. Specific topics to be covered include: Corporate finance; Share capital and loans; Allotment, transfer and transmission of shares; Debentures and charges; Receivers and receivership; The maintenance of capital; Accounts and auditors; Corporate investigations; Amalgamations and reconstructions; Examinership; Windings up. The module includes significant reference to English company law in addition to the primary focus which is on the law of Ireland, including the Companies Act 2014.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This module blends traditional lectures and online resources and has a substantial problem based component. On completing this module students will be expected to be able to discuss critically the policy and practice of company regulation and further to advise, in a range of given circumstances, on the optimum solutions for resolving company law problems by appropriate application of the correct legal principles and best practice. On successful completion of this module and the associated module, Company Law I, students will have covered the required syllabus for the professional bodies, and in particular the syllabus for the Company Law exam of the Law Society of Ireland's FE1 examinations.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics covered include:

Corporate Crime and Corporate Regulation
Corporate Finance: Debt and Equity Securities
Corporate Acquisitions: Mergers, Takeovers, Reconstructions and Divisions
Corporate Investigations
Corporate Administration and Compliance
Corporate Insolvency and Windings Up

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

16

Autonomous Student Learning

100

Lectures

24

Tutorial

4

Total

144

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Weekly 2 hour Lectures
Cycle of Tutorials involving preparation and problem based learning
Reflective writing and research culminating in a mid-semester essay and an end of semester complex problem
In-class interactive exercises involving face to face and on-line interaction, both at lectures and online out of class 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Co-requisite:
LAW20090 - Company Law I

Incompatibles:
LAW41820 - Advanced Company Law 2

Equivalents:
Company Law II (LAW27170)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Problem Based Assignment - a 2500 word assignment advising on a complex company law problem, with particular focus on the
appropriateness of the advice relative to the circumstances and the law
Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

55

Assignment: Assignment to be completed in the first half of the trimester - details will be circulated in or before week 3 of the trimester. Week 7 n/a Graded No

45


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group feedback, including feedback for mid semester assessments, will be supplied online post final assessment and in accordance with School of Law policies. Online and in-class self-assessment and peer-review activities may also be supplied.

Name Role
Dr Joe McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Noel McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Aoife McPartland Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 09:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 14 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 15 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 17 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Spring