Rotation mode - If necessary, each unit will be split into two halves. During the first 90 minutes of the unit (13:00 - 14:30) the first half of the students is present, during the second 90 minutes of the unit (14:30 - 16:00) the second half of the students is present. Self-study materials will be provided as compensation.
|Montag||05.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D5.0.002|
|Mittwoch||07.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D3.0.225|
|Freitag||09.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D3.0.225|
|Mittwoch||14.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D3.0.225|
|Mittwoch||21.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||TC.3.21|
|Mittwoch||28.10.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D4.0.022|
|Mittwoch||04.11.2020||13:00 - 16:00||D4.0.022|
|Mittwoch||11.11.2020||13:00 - 16:00||TC.4.03|
|Mittwoch||18.11.2020||13:00 - 16:00||Online-Einheit|
|Mittwoch||25.11.2020||13:00 - 16:00||Online-Einheit|
The course offers an English-language introduction to company law, covering corporate governance, creditor protection and relevant aspects of financial market regulation. Against the backdrop of EU law, the course raises students’ awareness for the diversity of legal solutions adopted in different jurisdictions as well as the limitations of EU harmonisation efforts.
Students are able to
- identify the functional problems common to all company law systems, resulting from the diverging interests of the various stakeholder groups in limited-liability companies, and contrast different strategies through which the law seeks to resolve these conflicts of interest;
- evaluate (private law) arguments for selecting a jurisdiction of incorporation;
- offer a reasoned reflection on policy arguments, based on economic analysis of (company) law as well as other relevant policy considerations, regarding the regulation of companies.
Students apply English legal terminology expediently and are more confident to use English as a means of professional written and spoken communication.
The type of this course is ‘prüfungsimmanent’ (PI). Accordingly attendance is compulsory!
Absence for up to two hours (120 minutes) in total will be tolerated without the need to offer a justification.
Any further absence will only be tolerated if the student can provide a reasonable justification supported by written evidence (e.g. medical attestation).
Students with timetabling problems should contact me by e-mail at their earliest convenience.
The course combines elements of a lecture with active participation from the students.
Students are encouraged to participate in a lively debate in class!
Assessment (all students)
During the common part of the course students can achieve a maximum of 40 points, of which
– 10 for active participation in class discussions,
– 15 for the submission of written homework,
– 15 for the written final exam.
Assessment (extra tasks for exchange students)
Exchange students will receive 6 ECTS for this course (WU students receive only 4 ECTS).
Therefore, exchange students will be required
(i) to submit extra homework, and/or
(ii) to give an extra presentation on a topic to be agreed with the lecturer during the first week of the course, preferably linked to a current EU issue or to the law of their respective home jurisdiction; the presentation should be timed to last approximately 20 minutes.