LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the fundamentals of corporate governance with a particular focus on listed resources companies. Topics covered include the general principles of good corporate governance, the applicable duties of directors, stock exchange rules, the role of board committees, accounting and solvency issues, resources and reserves issues, raising capital, common accounting problems for resources companies, dealing with the life cycle of projects and risk management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the principles of good corporate governance and the applicable duties of a company director; (2) describe the Australian legal regime for corporate governance for a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange; (3) explain the legal problems associated with corporate governance and breach of the duties of a company director ; (4) critically analyse the application of relevant corporate governance principles to resources companies; and (5) create clear, concise and persuasive legal arguments using correct and plain English both verbally and in writing.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study analysis (x2) and (2) reflective journal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor John Chandler
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Note
Students must attend every day of the intensive period
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