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LS501G: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON COMPANY LAW (2023-2024)

Last modified: 09 Nov 2023 14:16


Course Overview

This is an optional course at postgraduate level and offers a selective and critical examination of company laws in the UK and other systems. It is an appropriate course for students with an interest in working in the corporate sector or who wish to learn more about how company law operates in different countries. Key issues in comparative company law shall be examined and a range of topics will be covered, dealing with corporate entities, their ownership, management and activities.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Chike Emedosi

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers various significant issues relating to company law in a comparative and international context. References will be made to the laws of the UK, as well as to Germany, the USA and other jurisdictions. A selection of the following topics will be covered on the course:

  • Aims and Methodologies of Comparative Company Law
  • Separate Legal Personality and “Piercing the Corporate Veil”
  • Directors and their Duties
  • Protecting Minority Shareholders
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Issues in the Ownership of Companies
  • Corporate Secured Finance
  • Corporate Insolvency

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 10, 12 - 14, 16, 18

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Online Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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