LAWCOMM 461 - ST: Corporate Insolvency

Credit points: 15 points
Offered: Semester Two (first 6 weeks)
Contact hours: Lectures – 6 hours per week
Course Coordinator: Christopher Hare

Content outline

A study of New Zealand corporate insolvency law, focusing on the commencement of the liquidation and administration process, the inter-relationship of those processes and liquidators’ and administrators’ powers and liabilities. Topics covered: reckless trading and recovery from directors, the disclaimer of onerous contracts and voidable transactions. Comparative material will be drawn from Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom jurisprudence.

Assessment

Quiz (0%)

1500 word assignment (30%)

2 hour open book exam (70%)

Open book means that you may, if you wish, bring into the exam and refer to any materials such as casebooks, textbooks and study notes.