Corporate Law

2019-2020
This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.

Course Objective

This course deals with the key issues of Dutch company law, mainly
concentrating on corporations (BV's and NV's). The objective of this
course is to deepen the participants' knowledge and insight of how Dutch
corporations work and problems related to Dutch corporations (Bridging
theory and practice - knowledge). In working with corporate law, you
will learn to improve your reasoning and writing skills (academic
skills; professional social skills). You will also learn to reflect on
legal responsibilities of organizations and their management (broadening
your horizon - responsibility).


After following this course, you:
- have knowledge and insight of how Dutch corporations are organized
- have insight of problems related to Dutch corporations
- have knowledge of the subjects listed above
- have worked with and discussed (real life) cases concerning Dutch
corporations
- are informed on current affairs of the NV and BV, including recent
case law of the Dutch Supreme Court

You should then be able to:
- give a reasoned opinion on questions concerning Dutch corporate
law
- make an informed judgment about how corporate law applies in
complex
situations
- reflect on legal responsibilities of organizations and its
management
- follow recent developments in the media concerning current
affairs of
the NV and BV, including recent case law of the Dutch Supreme Court

Course Content

The course is organized around the following subjects:
- Introduction and basics of Dutch company law
- European company law
- Concern law
- Internal governance of companies
- Corporate governance
- Representation of companies
- Capital protection
- Liability of (supervisory) directors and shareholders
- Listed and non-listed companies
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Law regarding annual accounts
- Disputes
- Works Councils
- Legal aspects of IT

The subjects form a basic toolbox of corporate law. They are relevant to
your career in accounting and control. We will discuss the subjects in a
practical way.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, interaction group

Method of Assessment

Written examination and an optional midterm test for bonus point. The
grade for the written examination must be at least a 5.0.

Literature

- Huizink, J.B., Rechtspersoon, vennootschap en onderneming, Deventer:
Kluwer, most recent edition
- Wettenbundel Rechtspersonen, inclusief ondernemings- en handelsrecht
met toekomstige wetgeving. Kluwer, most recent edition
- Documents placed on Canvas, including but not limited to syllabus of
J.E. Brink- van der Meer

Additional Information

This is the busy season variant of the regular course Corporate Law
offered in period 4. The regular and busy season variants are offered as
alternatives. The total number of exam attempts for this course
during each academic year cannot exceed two.

General Information

Course Code E_PTACC_CLBS
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition Dutch
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer
Examiner mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer
Teaching Staff mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
Target audiences

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