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  1. Additional Texts and Materials 7 items
    1. Company law in New Zealand - Peter Watts, N. R. Campbell, Christopher Hare 2011

      Book Recommended

    2. Understanding company law - Jonathan Barrett, John McDermott 2014

      Book Recommended

    3. Duties and responsibilities of directors and company secretaries in New Zealand - Silvana Schenone, Andrew Borrowdale, CCH New Zealand Limited 2011

      Book Recommended

    4. The law of business organisations - Susan Watson 2009

      Book Recommended

    5. Company and securities law in New Zealand - John H. Farrar, Susan Watson, Lynne Taylor c2013

      Book Recommended

    6. Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand - Gordon Walker, Alma Pekmezovic, Pamela F. Hanrahan, Ian M. Ramsay 2015

      Book Recommended

    7. Morison's Company Law (NZ) - Charles Bruce Morison, LexisNexis (Firm : N.Z.)

      Book Required

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  3. Cases and Readings 50 items
    1. Topic One: Introduction to Business Entities 5 items
      1. 1.1 Introduction, nature of corporate entity compared to other commercial entities, including partnerships 4 items
        1. Introduction to the Case Studies

          Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand Limited, pp. 625-630.

        2. Chapter 22: An outline of the law of business organisations

          Chapter Required from Principles of law for New Zealand business students. 5th ed. Auckland, N.Z.: Pearson, pp. 623-632 and 640-646.

        3. Chapter 2: Partnerships, limited partnerships and joint ventures and Chapter 3: Comparing business organisations

          Chapter Recommended from Understanding company law. Third edition. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Limited, pp. 23–55.

      2. 1.2 Companies and Company Law 1 item
        1. Chapter 2: Company Law

          Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand Limited, pp. 32–44.

    2. Topic Two: A Company as a Corporate Entity 2 items
      1. Chapter 3: The Consequences of incorporation

        Chapter Required Company law in New Zealand. Wellington, N.Z.: LexisNexis NZ, pp. 43–110.

      2. Chapter 3: Formalities of Registering a company

        Chapter Required Company and securities law in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Wellington [N.Z.]: Brookers, pp. 40–59.

    3. Topic Three: The Laws of Corporate Governance 23 items
      1. 3.1 Internal governance 2 items
        1. Chapter 7: Managing Companies

          Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand Limited, pp. 153–165.

        2. Chapter 4: Company Constitutions and Chapter 5: Shareholder Agreements

          Chapter Required from Company and securities law in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Wellington [N.Z.]: Brookers, pp. 61–77 and 83-86.

      2. 3.2 Director, definition appointment and removal & general duties of directors 4 items
        1. Chapter 11: Directors

          Chapter Recommended from The law of business organisations. 5th ed. Auckland, N.Z.: Palatine Press, pp. 210–239.

        2. Chapter 23: The office of Director

          Chapter Recommended Morison’s Company Law (NZ). Chapter can be found under "Commentary"

        3. Chapter 6: Duties

          Chapter Required from Duties and responsibilities of directors and company secretaries in New Zealand. 4th ed. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand, pp. 93–137.

      3. 3.3 Specific consideration of duties in respect of accounts and financial statements including Financial Reporting Act Auditors rights and duties 5 items
        1. Chapter 18: Accounts and Disclosure

          Chapter Required from Company and securities law in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Wellington [N.Z.]: Brookers, pp. 451-452 and 481-501.

      4. 3.4 Remedies 12 items
        1. Chapter 9: Shareholders’ remedies

          Chapter Recommended from Understanding company law. Third edition. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Limited.

        2. Chapter 36 Shareholder actions and remendies

          Chapter Recommended Alternative - to chapter 9 from Morison’s Company Law (NZ). The chapter can be found under "Commentary".

        3. Extracts from Cases 10 items
          1. Re HW Thomas Ltd (1983) 1 NZCLC 98,659

            Legal Case Document Recommended Path to file Company and Securities > NZ Company Law Cases > 1981-83 Volume 1 > RE HW Thomas Ltd.

    4. Topic Four: Corporate Liability 6 items
      1. Chapter 5: Corporate Liability

        Chapter Required from Understanding company law. Third edition. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Limited, pp. 74–86.

      2. Extracts from Cases 5 items
    5. Topic Five: Debt, Equity and funding issues 2 items
      1. Chapter 18: Shares and Shareholding 1

        Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand Limited, pp. 397–416.

      2. Chapter 20: Debt Finance

        Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand, pp. 433–445.

    6. Topic Six: Corporate Insolvency 7 items
      1. 6.1 Analysis of options on corporate insolvency, including receivership, VA and liquidation 3 items
        1. Chapter 14: Corporate Default

          Chapter Required from Understanding company law. Third edition. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Limited, pp. 216–228.

        2. Chapter 23: Receivership

          Chapter Required from Commercial applications of company law in New Zealand. Ed. 5. Auckland, N.Z.: CCH New Zealand, pp. 485–497.

        3. Wine company in receivership - M Berry 20 September 2010

          Article Recommended

      2. 6.2 Corporate insolvency, focusing on the liquidation process, power and role of liquidator, distribution and ranking 4 items
        1. Chapter 15: Liquidation

          Chapter Recommended from Understanding company law. Third edition. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Limited.

        2. Proof of debt in the payment - M. Slade 15 August 2010

          Article Recommended

        3. Chapter 20: Company Liquidations

          Chapter Supplementary Alternative to Chapter 15. From The Law of Business Organisations. 5th ed. Auckland, N.Z.: Palatine Press, pp. 472–506.

    7. Legislation from Course Material book - Full Acts 4 items
      Students will be provided with a MMPA505 Course Materials book which includes relevant legislation for the course. The book of legislation is permitted to be taken into the test and examination. This must not be written on in any way. This means while underlining and highlighting is permitted, there must be tabs and no hand-writing. Any copies found with any writing may not be used in these assessments.
      1. Companies Act 1993 Reprint as at 1 April 2019

        Legislation Required

      2. Limited Partnerships Act 2008 Reprint as at 28 September 2017

        Legislation Required

      3. Partnership Act 1908 Reprint as at 1 March 2017

        Legislation Required

      4. Receiverships Act 1993 Reprint as at 1 April 2019

        Legislation Required