LWYL552 International Corporations - London (Eric L. Talley)
Concentration(s): Study Abroad (JD), International Law (JD)
In virtually every area of cross-border practice, some rudimentary knowledge about the laws governing business organizations (and particularly corporations) proves helpful. This course provides much of that foundation, examining the laws governing the modern business associations. We will cover a number of topics, including corporate formation, corporate identity, rights of creditors, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions and securities fraud. Our emphasis will be on how global firms navigate the legal and regulatory waters of different jurisdictions. Consequently, our key goal will be to understand the rudimentary structure of each of the above topics, and how the topics interrelate – in particular how comparative company law mediates relationships among different “constituencies” of the firm, including owners, managers, creditors, employees, customers, and suppliers. The final exam will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am.
Note: Class meets M,T,W, TH & F from 9:00 am - 10:55 am