LAW41830 Advanced Company Law 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

Together with Advanced Company Law 1, 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 - Characteristics of companies, Types of company, Formation of companies, The consequences of incorporation, Disregard of separate legal personality, Corporate capacity, Authority of corporate agents, Shares and Membership, The maintenance of Capital, Corporate governance structures, Corporate membership, Directors and other officers, Meetings & resolutions, financing and reporting, and Examinership.

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;
- Identify discrete aspects of company law which would be ripe for research at an advanced level, and develop an outline proposal or justification in support of such research.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics to be covered include:
Characteristics of companies
Types of company,
Formation of companies
The consequences of incorporation
Disregard of separate legal personality
Corporate capacity and authority of corporate agents
Shares and Membership
The maintenance of Capital
Corporate governance structures
Corporate membership and members remedies
Directors and other officers and their responsibilities and liabilities
Meetings & resolutions
Financial record keeping and reporting
Annual Return and Strike Off

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture based learning with problem based seminars 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ACC30050 - Corp. Govn & Company Law, LAW20090 - Company Law I, LAW40900 - Corporations in Society&theLaw

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of Semester Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No 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

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group feedback will be supplied online post assessment. Individual students may apply for short feedback on how they stand relative to the group feedback post assessment. Opportunities for feedback also at seminars and for group and self review at seminars and during specified exercises and activities.

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) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 09:00 - 10:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 10 Tues 14:00 - 15:50