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International Company Law- Period 1 Social Sciences & Humanities Program Fall 2019 Semester - Amsterdam

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International Company Law- Period 1

International Company Law- Period 1 Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Law
Instruction in: English
Course Code: R_Int.comp.l
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84
Prerequisites: Students are expected to have basic knowledge of company law systems in any jurisdiction; in case of any questions please contact the coordinator.


International Company Law is taught to gain and deepen the knowledge and perspective on company law and studies and explains the differences in legal approaches to core aspects of company regulation. The focus is on the EU and its members states the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.

Key topics and course overview:
1. Introduction (comparative law, approaches to company law, basics of the EU regulatory framework and European company law)
2. The duties and responsibilities of boards and directors
3. The rights of shareholders and shareholder meetings
4. Employees, creditors, and stakeholder protection
5. Groups of companies and their structure and regulation
6. Control of companies, including mergers and acquisitions, and public takeovers
7. Corporate governance and future developments

Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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