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 can 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


Autonomous Student Learning








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 assignment
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW20090 - Company Law I

LAW41820 - Advanced Company Law 2

Company Law II (LAW27170)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End-of-term open-book exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group feedback, including feedback for mid semester assessments, will be supplied post final assessment and in accordance with School of Law policies.

Name Role
Dr Joe McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Noel McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Aoife McPartland Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Calum Maclaren Tutor