LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-3-2020]
- Students must attend every day of the intensive period
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
- If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.