Comparative Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 518 - Comparative Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation

Credits, 2-3 sem. hrs.
This course presents a comparative overview of corporate governance issues and Securities Regulation focusing on the US, the European Union and some Asian countries. It seeks to encourage the study of comparative law as a means of thinking about law in a globalized economy.  The course will provide an introduction to economic theories as well as an analysis of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. Specifically, the laws and practices in the United States and some European Union Member States will be discussed and compared. The course will also compare the regulation of securities transactions in these jurisdictions. Issues considered will include the public offering of securities to investors outside an issuer’s home country, the periodic disclosure required of an issuer whose shares are held by investors outside its home country, and the reach abroad of nationally based anti-fraud regimes.