Company Law I

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Company Law I

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module is the first of two focusing on the law of companies in Ireland which, when taken together, cover
    the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law. This module aims to give students
    a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Irish Comapny law. It covers the entrire life cycle for the
    company from incorporation to dissolution.
    The syllabus of topics which may be explored in this module
    includes - Characteristics of companies, Types of company, Formation of companies, The consequences of
    incorporation, Disregard of separate legal personality, Corporate capacity, Authority of corporate agents,
    Corporate governance structures, Corporate membership, Directors and other officers, Meetings & resolutions,
    financing and reporting, mergers reconstructions and takeovers, examinerships and investigations, and the
    dissolution of companies. Specific topics to be covered include: Corporate finance; Share capital and loans;
    Allotment, transfer and transmission of shares; Debentures and charges; Receivers and receivership; The
    maintenance of capital; Accounts and auditors; Corporate investigations; Amalgamations and reconstructions;
    Examinership; Windings up. The module includes significant reference to English company law in addition to
    the primary focus which is on the law of Ireland, including the Companies Bill 2012.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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