Comparative Corporate Law

This module examines the core legal characteristics of the corporate form in five major jurisdictions: the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Germany and France. It explains the common agency problems that are inherent in the corporate form and compares the legal strategies that each jurisdiction uses to solve these common problems. The major topics that this comparative examination covers include: agency problems; legal personality and limited liability; basic governance structures; creditor protection; related party transactions; significant corporate actions; control transactions; issuer and investor protection; the convergence of corporate law; and, comparative corporate law in developing countries.

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