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This course is a selective and critical examination of company laws. A theoretical approach shall be taken based upon the general theory of comparative law developed by Zweigert and Kötz and the Wilsonian theory of legal transplants. Key issues in comparative company law shall be examined using the theoretical framework of Hansmann and Kraakman with its particular focus on the agency problem. Specific topics shall include directors’ duties; the protection of minority shareholders and the limits of limited liability. The course is assessed by a three hour examination and a coursework essay.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
-Comparative company law in the context of globalisation -The parameters of comparative company law -A comparative review of selected national company laws -Limits to limited liability: a comparative review of the rules on lifting the veil of incorporation -A comparative study of directors’ duties - comparative study of minority shareholders rights.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
First attempt: 1 x 3,000-word essay worth 25% and a final 3-hour exam worth 75%. Resit: 3 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.