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International Corporate Law

Course
2019-2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides students with a general overview of the status of company law at an international and European level.

Doing business in a global world is the main theme of the course. It covers the establishment and mobility of companies within Europe, as well as international views on the rights and obligations of the key stakeholders of companies, including the board of directors, shareholders and creditors. In particular, management responsibilities and corporate governance structuring will be discussed.

The course also addresses several expansion strategies such as different types of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers and the legal framework of these strategies. In addition the execution of the process phases will be discussed: negotiations, due diligence reviews of the target company, the bidding process and preparation of agreements.

The course includes workshops in which students will put theory into practice in an intensive, interactive manner. In addition, the course welcomes a guest lecturer with years of experience in the international business environment to share with the students practical insights relating to management responsibilities and corporate governance issues. Links between theory and practice will therefore form an important part of this course.

CONTACT

Programme Coordinator LLM (Adv) International Civil and Commercial Law
Office for International Education / Leiden Law School
E: iccl@law.leidenuniv.nl

COURSE COORDINATOR

M. Mannan, LLM (Adv)
E: m.mannan@law.leidenuniv.nl

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

Interactive lectures, presentations and workshops

EXAMINATION

Examination (70%)
Assignment (30%)

The form of examination and assignment will be up to the discretion of the examiner and will be confirmed at the start of the course.

The overall course grade should be at least 5.5 in order to complete the course successfully.
There will be one retake (100%) substituting all previous assessments. It will be up to the discretion of the examiner to decide on the form of the retake.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Full degree in law granting access to the legal profession (or equivalent).