LAWS6222 - Corporate Governance

Objectives

  • Explore a range of recent trends and issues in corporate governance.
  • 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.

Content

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.

Session

Semester 2 Intensive
30 June & 1, 7 & 8 July 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.

Assessment

  • 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%)
  • Essay or Exam (60%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law