Comparative Corporate Law, Finance and Governance

Comparative Corporate Law, Finance and Governance

Professor Reinier Kraakman, Professor Christopher Nicholls
Fall 2016 course
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Hauser Hall Room 105
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Any one of the following: A prior corporations or company law course, a parallel corporations course at HLS, prior experience in transactional legal work, or enrollment in the LL.M. Corporate Governance Concentration. In the event that the course is oversubscribed, LL.M. Corporate Governance Concentrators will be given priority.

Exam: Last Class Take-Home

This course surveys broad issues in corporate governance and finance ranging from the ownership structure of corporations to shareholder primacy, convergence in corporate law across jurisdictions, and the emergence of activist investment vehicles including hedge funds and PE firms. This course is required for LL.M. students who wish to enroll in the Corporate Governance Concentration. These student will also be given priority admission. Other students will be admitted as space permits.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, International, Comparative & Foreign Law