Corporate Law

2019-2020

Doel vak

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

Inhoud vak

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.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures, interaction group

Toetsvorm

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

Literatuur

- 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

Overige informatie

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.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_PTACC_CLBS
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Nederlands
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer
Examinator mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer
Docenten mr. J.E. Brink-van der Meer

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