Postgraduate

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LAW8143 : Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To acquire specialised legal knowledge and skills in the subject matter of UK company law and corporate governance, including the basic problems which governance systems seek to address and the principal features of a range of existing governance systems with particular emphasis on the UK and US; but also via engaging in comparative study of alternative governance approaches; To acquire specialised legal knowledge and skills in the subject matter of corporate finance for public companies and the operation of the UK listed securities markets and the development of the regulatory regimes for companies raising finance on the listed capital markets in the UK; To acquire specialised legal knowledge and skills in the subject matter of corporate finance for emerging and unquoted companies and the role of venture capital and the legal structures employed by providers of private equity and crowd funding. To appreciate the links between corporate governance problems and legal and regulatory solutions and the legal and market environments for corporate finance and the role of Credit Rating Agencies.

Outline Of Syllabus

An introduction to UK Company law and the constituent organs of the company.

Directors' Legal Duties and responsibilities in UK Company law.

The basic problems that corporate governance systems seek to address, and the principal features

of the UK corporate governance systems, including discussion of the principles-based approach to

corporate governance, along with an appreciation of other systems.

The role of institutional investors in the UK and their influence on the development of corporate

governance International and EU aspects of corporate governance.

Corporate Social responsibility - role of different stakeholders in company law.

UK company law and share capital - Capital Maintenance Doctrine and Restrictions.

The principal features of the UK regime governing the admission of companies to listed

capital markets and the subsequent effect of the listing regime in particular on corporate governance.

The rules that ensures the protection of the participants in the financial markets and maintain the

stability of the markets.

The principal features of the legal structures in and markets for private equity finance for companies.

The rules governing crowdfunding and the operations of Credit rating agencies.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

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