General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW3015
Course name: Company Law
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: Second
Designated research course: Not applicable
Specialization: Commercial, corporate and financial law
Prerequisites: Having taken and passed LLAW3010 Business Associations
Course offered to non-law students: No
Credit point value: 6 credits

1.2 Course description

The educational aim of this course is to successfully convey a deep knowledge and understanding of the key issues in company law. It will allow you to apply those skills in practice through critical assessment of the literature and the jurisprudence.

We will focus on key company law topics (such as shareholder remedies and directors’ duties/liabilities, including remedies) together with the policy objectives underpinning the development of the relevant statutes and the underlying case law. For students aspiring to enter corporate/commercial law practice the course will equip you with critical insights into the subject that are necessary for those expecting to become corporate law specialists in firms with an international dimension. The course will also equip students with the relevant skills for careers in, for example, corporate finance, insolvency practice and relevant civil service departments, together with providing a substantial foundation for those intending to go on to graduate studies with a corporate law focus.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor John Lowry j.lowry@ucl.ac.uk TBA By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 This course builds on what the students have learnt about companies from the Business Associations course (LLAW3010) and students should acquire more in-depth knowledge about Hong Kong company law, including all the topics set out in the Course Description above.

CLO 2 Students should acquire requisite knowledge for further study in corporate and corporate finance law and practice and particularly this course is structured as a bridge to the Corporate and Commercial Transaction course taught in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws programme.

CLO 3 Student should improve their skills in statutory interpretation (mainly the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) and the Companies (Winding-up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32)), case reading and document analysis.

2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
2nd assessment 17 May 2024 50% 1, 2, 3
1st assessment 15 Mar 2024 50% 1, 2, 3
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/