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This course will introduce the students to the basics of corporate law. It will cover the main actors of the corporate setting, their role, and their relationships from a legal standpoint, both domestically and within a cross-border environment.

The course seeks to provide a solid understanding of the basic operations of corporate law, focusing on its main actors such as shareholders, directors, auditors, regulators and law enforcement agencies.

Legal focuses will necessarily include the incorporation process, the agency problems arising out of the relationship between shareholders and directors, and corporate insolvency. The class will also cover typical corporate cross-border operations in Europe and the United States, with a comparison between the two systems. Finally, the course will address the issue of corporate social responsibility and its role in the life and activity of a corporation.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals and economic analysis of corporate law
  3. Comparative corporate law
  4. CSR