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Unit of Study LAWS2053 The Company Law of Papua New Guinea (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

Describe and critically discuss the issues underlying the regulation of company law and business structures in Papua New Guinea, noting the similarities and differences to Australian law.

Explain the legal issues and the relevant law applicable to corporate governance, directors’ and officers’ duties, conflicts, care and diligence, and the rights and remedies of members during times of distress.

Describe the legal issues in corporate fundraising, debt finance and share capital fact situations and explain the relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues.

Explain legislation and case law relevant to company law.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Short written response50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • The following text is available as an eBook via SCU Library at : Amankwah, HT, Mugambwa, JA & Haynes, CEP, Val, 2007, Commercial and Business Organizations Law in Papua New Guinea, Routledge-Cavendish, London. ISBN: 9780203945179.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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