Corporate Governance (LAWS6222)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will explore a range of recent trends and issues in corporate governance including:- the link between corporate scandals and corporate law reform; the board and independent directors; principles-based versus rules-based regulation; shareholder empowerment and institutional investor activism; takeovers and the regulation of executive pay. The unit will examine these issues from a comparative law perspective, analysing fundamental differences in corporate governance structure and techniques in a range of jurisdictions, including the US, UK, Germany, China and Australia.
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Apr 7, 8 & 13, 14 (9-4)
general class participation (10%), short pre-class assignment on "Choose your own Corporate Scandal" and specialised class participation (10%), class quiz (written) to be held on Day 4 (20%) and essay or exam (60%)
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