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Comparative Corporate Governance



4 April 2011

Professor Jennifer Hill will discuss fundamental differences in corporate governance structure and techniques, as they operate across a variety of jurisdictions in this first semester intensive unit.

Compartive Corporate Governance examines recent trends and issues in comparative corporate governance, including the link between corporate scandals and corporate law reform.

Topics covered include specific corporate governance mechanisms such as:

  • The board and independent directors
  • Principles-based versus rules-based regulation
  • Shareholder empowerment and institutional investor activism
  • Takeovers
  • Regulatory techniques to control
  • Executive remuneration

Jennifer Hill is Professor of Corporate Law at Sydney Law School and a Director of the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.

She writes widely in the areas of corporate law and comparative corporate governance, with a particular focus on Australian and U.S. corporate regulation.

Her recent research includes:- a comparison of Australian and U.S, executive contracts (with Professors Randall Thomas and Ron Masulis); regulation of executive remuneration and international regulatory responses to the global financial crisis; differences in the balance of power between shareholders and management across common law countries; an analysis of schemes of arrangement; comparative research on takeovers and takeover defences.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program


Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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