LAW41820 Advanced Company Law 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

Together with Advanced Company Law I, this module focuses on the law of companies in Irish law and in addition covers the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.

The syllabus of topics which may be explored in this module includes:
Corporate finance;
Share capital and loans;
Allotment, transfer and transmission of shares;
Debentures and charges;
Receivers and receivership;
Corporate investigations; Amalgamations and reconstructions;
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:

On completing this module students will be expected to be able to:
- Describe, distinguish, and apply in detail the major legal principles governing Irish Company Law listed in the Module Outline ;
- Advise, in a range of given circumstances, on the optimum solutions for resolving company law problems;
- Critically assess specific aspects of Irish Company Law using a variety of techniques, including comparisons with the company laws or recommendations of other countries;

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


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A lecture based module supported by interactive problem based and task based seminars with a mix of interactive exercises in class and online 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW41830 - Advanced Company Law 1

LAW20170 - Company Law II, LAW40900 - Corporations in Society&theLaw

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group project to be completed mid-trimester - details to be released on or before end week 3 of trimester. Week 7 n/a Graded No


Assignment: End of Semester Problem Based Assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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 will be supplied online after assessment following UCD School of Law policies. Individual feedback may also be supplied on standing relative to the group feedback.

Name Role
Mr Brian Hutchinson 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.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 09:00 - 10:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 14:00 - 15:50