20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the law and governance of public companies through an interdisciplinary lens. Students learn about the different theories about the purpose of corporations in society and the different conceptions of corporate governance. This theoretical framework is then used as the basis for a critical exploration of a number of topical aspects of company law and corporate governance, including soft law, corporate social responsibility, information disclosure, insider dealing and market abuse, corporate finance, takeovers and executive remuneration.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students.

Staff Contact: BLINDELL LUKE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK