Issues in Corporate Law Including Comparative Corporate Law
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
This course will focus on corporate governance and regulations in America, the EU, and some of Asia, with a goal of students developing a comparative understanding of corporate and securities law for cross-border and global practice. In addition to a discussion of corporate and securities regulation law theory, other topics will include power issues with boards and shareholders, their relationships with “outside” corporate constituencies (such as employees and creditors), fiduciary duty issues such as the duty of care and loyalty, and M&A transactional issues, (including hostile takeover defenses), and sale of the company situations. Time permitting, this course will also cover high stakes topics not traditionally taught in law schools, like governance and regulation in private equity funds at the state limited partnership law and federal securities regulation levels. Grades will be based on a seminar paper, which can be used to satisfy the law school’s advanced writing requirement, and class participation including a presentation of the seminar paper. Professor Chertok will provide students with individual guidance and feedback throughout the paper writing process.