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Comparative Corporate Governance (LAWS0263)

This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of the legal rules and market pressures that determine the balance of decision-making power within UK public companies.

This module will examine corporate governance from an English and comparative perspective. It will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the legal rules and market pressures that determine the balance of decision-making power within (mainly) UK public companies. Topics may include paradigms of corporate governance, the uniqueness of corporate law making in the UK and US, executive remuneration, shareholders’ rights of intervention in corporate decision-making, institutional investors and shareholder activism, corporate and social reporting, board responsibilities and board diversity.

Recommended Materials

M. Moore and M. Petrin, Corporate Governance: Law, Regulation and Theory (2017, Palgrave)
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment.

Preliminery Reading

None

Key Information

Module information
Credit value:45 credits (450 learning hours)
Convenor:Barnali Choudhary
Other Teachers:

None

Teaching Delivery:Teaching for all LLM modules in 2020-21 will be delivered through a combination of pre-recorded and synchronous live teaching
Who may enrol:LLM Students Only
Prerequisites:

None

Must not be taken with:LAWS0115 Corporate Governance in the US and UK
Qualifying module for:

LLM in Corporate Law

Assessment
Practice Assessment:TBC
Final Assessment:48 Hour take-home examination