Corporate Law (for International Students)

2019-2020

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to deepen the participants' knowledge
and insight of how the legal form of the company works, and problems
related to the company as a legal form (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 companies are organized
- have insight of problems related to companies
- have knowledge of the subjects listed

You should then be able to:
- give a reasoned opinion on questions concerning corporate law
- make an informed judgment about how corporate law applies in
different cases
- reflect on legal responsibilities of management of a
organization
- understand the similarities and differences of company law and
corporate governance in different jurisdictions

Course Content

The course is organized around several subjects:
- Introduction and basics of company law
- Different approaches in company law
- Basics of European company law
- Legal business forms
- Corporate governance
- Shareholders
- Liability of (supervisory) directors
- Mergers and acquisitions
The subjects form a basic toolbox of corporate law. They are relevant to
your career in accounting or control. We will discuss the subjects in a
practical way.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, study groups

Method of Assessment

Written examination and an oral presentation, appropriate at an academic
level. The grade for the written examination must be at least a 5.0.

Literature

To be announced.

Additional Information

This course description relates to the English-language version of the
course Corporate Law (E_ACC_CLIS). Please note that there is also a
Dutch-language version (E_ACC_CL). International students should follow
this version of the
course Corporate Law.

The Dutch-taught version of Corporate law is mandatory for all
Dutch-speaking full-time students and all part-time students from the
MSc
Programme Accounting and Control.

Please make sure you register for the right course!

Please contact Annelies Brink at jebrink@feweb.vu.nl if you have any
questions.

General Information

Course Code E_ACC_CLIS
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
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 prof. mr. J.B. Huizink
mr. P.A. Ledeboer
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 Study Group
Target audiences

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