Singapore University of Social Sciences

Law of Business Organisations (LAW303)

Synopsis

LAW303 Law of Business Organisations introduces the Law Student to the various ways businesses can be organised in Singapore – from a sole proprietor to a public company listed on the stock exchange. Focusing on companies, students will learn and explore the rights of obligations of the various stakeholders in relation to each of these business organisations, as well as explore how these business organisations are formed, and in the end, dissolved.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Business Organizations in General
  • Companies: Limited and Unlimited, public and private and Related Companies
  • Incorporation and Corporate Personality; Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Membership: Shareholders in a Company, Minority Rights; Meetings
  • Shares in a Company; different classes of shares
  • Debentures and Charges
  • Directors and Other Officers of a Company; Directors’ Duties and Liabilities
  • Enforcement of Corporate Rights; Company Administration; Shares in a Company
  • Protection of Creditors of a Company
  • Liquidation of a Company; Judicial Management of a Company
  • Partnerships in general
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

Learning Outcome

  • Indicate the various sources of the relevant law, how it is made and developed; of the institutions within which that law is administered and the personnel who practice law
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and procedures of Singapore law and explain the relationship between them in a number of subject areas, as well as to apply them
  • Analyse fact patterns to identify relevant issues of law, fact and procedure.
  • Interpret the relevant rule of substantive law, procedure or evidence relevant to the issues identified
  • Apply the relevant laws and principles to come to a conclusion on the issues
  • Formulate an opinion, provide a solution and advise based on the conclusions
  • Discuss critically, competing arguments in literature or in a group situation and make a reasoned choice between alternatives
  • Examine ideas, concepts and arguments in the English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy
  • Employ information technology in an office environment for the search for information, the preparation of documents and presentations
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