This publication covers the relevant topics studied in university business courses and would be useful to any student who needs a robust general understanding of New Zealand law relating to contracts, consumers, companies, financial markets and corporate governance.
Content for this book is drawn from the bestselling titles Understanding Commercial Law, 9th edition and Understanding Company Law, 4th edition – both new editions which have been updated to take account of recent developments, case law and legislation.
The use of plain language throughout ensures that the work is invaluable to students coming to the topic for the first time or who have English as a second language.
- Practical features and reference materials ideal for revision and exam preparation.
- Key case summaries and revision questions.
- Examples, figures and tables used to illustrate concepts.
- Miller & Barber Understanding Commercial Law, 9th edition, 2019
- Barrett & Feehily Understanding Company Law, 4th edition, 2019
- Watts, Campbell & Hare Company Law in New Zealand, 2nd edition, 2015
Table of contents
Part 1 – Understanding Commercial Law, 9th edition
Chapter 1: Introduction to law
Chapter 2: The New Zealand government and constitution
Chapter 3: Sources of New Zealand law
Chapter 4: The law of contract
Chapter 5: The law of agency
Part 2 – Understanding Company Law, 4th edition
Chapter 1: Companies – context and problems
Chapter 2: Partnerships, limited partnerships and joint ventures
Chapter 3: Comparing business organisations
Chapter 4: Company formation and internal governance
Chapter 5: Corporate liability
Chapter 6: Corporate finance
Chapter 7: Record keeping, reporting and auditors
Chapter 8: Shareholders
Chapter 9: Shareholders’ remedies
Chapter 10: The board of directors
Chapter 11: Directors’ duties
Chapter 12: Financial markets law
Chapter 13: Takeovers and amalgamations
Chapter 14: Corporate default
Chapter 15: Liquidation
Chapter 16: Corporate governance