Corporations

Corporations

Professor Holger Spamann
Spring 2016 course
M, T, W 3:20pm - 4:40pm in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam type: In class.
In addition to the final exam, there will be several pass/fail quizzes throughout the semester.

This course surveys the legal rules governing corporations with an emphasis on the protection of shareholders against management and controlling shareholders. Topics include asset partitioning, fiduciary duties, derivative suits, executive compensation, shareholder voting, M&A, insider trading, fraudulent conveyance, and choice of law. One quarter of the course will be based on problems drawn from transactional settings. The course emphasizes financial and strategic considerations throughout.

Materials: https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/1923 and transactional problems distributed in class.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law