8271 - COMPARATIVE BUSINESS AND CORPORATE LAW
MM-LS - AFC-LS - CLAPI-LS - CLEFIN-LS - CLELI-LS - DES-LS - CLG-LS - M-LS - IM-LS - ACME-LS - EMIT-LS
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the corporate law and business topics from a comparative perspective. The material is organized around a series of case studies that introduce students to those topics that they are most likely to encounter in transnational business settings, as they actually arise in those settings. In addition to the substantive legal rules, the course considers various policy issues and theoretical questions raised by the comparisons, as well as the role and effect of various dispute resolution features (i.e., class actions, contingency fees, and punitive damages) and methods (i.e, arbitration, and national and international litigation) on the enforcement of national laws in cross-border contexts. Because the course is open to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, it does not presume any formal legal training, and the material is designed to challenge students from various backgrounds.
- The Problem of Governing Multi-National Corporations
- Judicial Jurisdiction in Comparative Perspective
- Piercing the Corporate Veil
- Comparative Products Liability
- Forum Non Conveniens
- Punitive Damages
- Antitrust and Competition Law
- International Arbitration
- Corporate Governance
- Securities Fraud in the US and Europe
- Comparative Corporate Bankruptcy
- Cross-Border Bankruptcy for Multi-National Corporations
- Corruption and Corporate Criminal Liability
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Human Rights Liability
The final grade are based on a written examination consisting of four open questions.The questions on the final examination are drawn primarily from topics discussed in class, as elaborated in the reading materials.
The following materials are compiled by the instructor and made available at the beginning of the course:
- Selected U.S. and European cases, statutes, regulations and legislative sources.
Selected excerpts from law journals, articles and treatises.