Governance NZ

Corporate Law

LEARNING OUTCOME ONE

  • The legislative and market framework
  • Sources of corporate law
  • Company law elements in the role of the governance professional

LEARNING OUTCOME TWO

  • Types of corporate entities including associations and not-for-profit charities
  • Partnerships, joint-ventures, sole traders
  • Promoters and pre-incorporation contracts

LEARNING OUTCOME THREE

Nature of the company structure

  • Fundamental characteristics of the company
  • Formation and registration
    • Procedures/documents
    • Company name
    • Certificate of incorporation
    • Role of Registrar

LEARNING OUTCOME FOUR

Separate legal personality

  • Separate legal personality
  • The veil of incorporation
  • Lifting the veil of incorporation

LEARNING OUTCOME FIVE

Structural and legal issues involving companies

  • The company constitution; shareholder agreements
  • Director appointment, duties and liabilities
  • Shareholders and shares
  • Equity and debt capital
  • Raising capital from the public
  • Overview of companies in financial trouble, administration, receivership and liquidations