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650031-M-6
Comparative Corporate Governance
Course info
Course module650031-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: Department of Business Law; Business Law;
Is part of
M International Business Law
M Business Law
M Law
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. C.F. van der Elst
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 21/01/2021 up to and including 20/08/2021
Aims
 
  • The student can evaluate the basic characteristics of the corporation and its related agency conflicts;
  • The student is competent to comment and evaluate the different techniques to mitigate the agency conflicts between management and shareholders and or controlling and minority shareholders: take-overs, board composition, empowering of shareholders, remuneration, information, internal control, external control, group law (etc.);
  • The student can find and analyse the scientific economic and legal literature of a corporate governance related subject (like board composition, independence of directors, ownership structure, etc.);
  • The student can analyse a corporate governance topic incorporated in the business;
  • The student can make a report of the findings of a corporate governance topic incorporated in the businesses.
Content
After a very brief general introduction on company law, corporate governance codes and corporate governance in a comparative perspective, the latter topics will be studied from a "law and economics" point of view with an emphasis on the agency perspective.
The lectures will address different corporate governance and company law mechanisms that mitigate the conflicts of interests between different kinds of corporate constituents. In particular the conflicts of interests between management and shareholders and the conflicts between majority and minority shareholders will be studied. Mechanisms that mitigate these conflicts are inter alia the market for corporate control and takeovers, remuneration schemes, disclosure of information, independent directors, board committees, internal control mechanisms, external audit, empowering shareholders, squeeze-outs, etc.
Each of the instruments will be legally addressed as well as economically assessed via a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).
Course available for exchange students
Master level
Contact person
prof. dr. C.F. van der Elst
Timetable information
Comparative Corporate Governance
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written open book exam (50%) / Written open book exam (50%)EXAM_01SM 2126-05-2021
Required materials
Literature
Literature will be announced via Canvas.
Recommended materials
Literature
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ISBN:978-0-19-872431-5
Title:The Anatomy of Corporate Law
Author:R. Kraakman et al.
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Tests
Written open book exam (50%)

Final Result

In class assignment (10%)

Take home assignment (40%)

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