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Course module: 620294-B-6
GLB: Corporate Law
Course info
Course module620294-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: Department of Business Law; Business Law;
Is part of
B Global Law
prof. dr. C.F. van der Elst
Other course modules lecturer
G. Krasteva
Other course modules lecturer
dr. A.J.F. Lafarre, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
P.A. Obmina
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 24/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021
After this course a student:
  • understands and can analyse the role of corporate and business law and its strategies for correcting market failures;
  • can identify and compare essential elements of different business forms in an international setting;
  • can explain and analyse the role, structure, and competences of various corporate bodies;
  • has developed a good understanding of the incentives, behaviour and decision-making powers of the providers of capital, also in the relationship with the organization and other (corporate) constituencies, and how the law plays a role;
  • can identify business rationales of and apply legal regulation to major business transactions like mergers and acquisitions and take-overs.

This course introduces business organizations – focusing on corporations in particular –, their functions, origins and critical aspects. The course has a functional and comparative approach. During the lectures, students get acquainted with a spectrum of available business forms including corporations and partnerships, the fundamental characteristics of corporations and the corporation’s share capital.
Students will also learn the basics of corporate finance to get a better understanding of the underlying principles of corporate law, as well as the basics of corporate governance (internal and external) in a comparative perspective.
Moreover, the students will have the chance to dive deep in a broad variety of topics such as the agency problems between corporate management and shareholders (and between block holders and small shareholders), the corporate board structure and its role, (small) shareholder rights, M&A and takeovers and other seminar topics are addressed.
During the entire course, students are invited to think actively about corporate matters, combining different (multidisciplinary) theories and practical findings. The course complements theoretical knowledge and empirical research with up-to-date case studies.

Course available for exchange students
Conditions of admission apply
Contact person
G. Krasteva
Timetable information
GLB: Corporate Law
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk tentamen (70%) / Written exam (70%)EXAM_01SM 1116-12-2020
Schriftelijk tentamen (70%) / Written exam (70%)EXAM_01SM 1218-01-2021
Required materials
Published: 2018
Title:Comparative Company Law. Text and Cases on the Laws Governing Corporations in Germany, the UK and the USA
Author:Andrea Cahn, David C. Donald
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Recommended materials
To be announced via Canvas.
Assignments (10%)

Written exam (70%)

Final Result

Paper (20%)

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