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KDEC 6000 - INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE LAW

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None.

Course Description

The law of business associations governs the various stages in the life of business organizations as well as the relationship between and among directors, partners/shareholders and third parties. This course will present, from an American and comparative law perspective, an introductory overview of the formation and elements of business associations, including general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. The basic concepts of agency, liability, duties, accounting, taxation, dissolution, capitalization, dividends, redemptions and agreements among shareholders will be covered.

Teachers

ROHAN, Audrey (Avocat)

Pedagogical format

12 weekly two-hour sessions. Students should be prepared to discuss and question the issues raised in class.

Course validation

Grading for the course will be based upon two elements : 1/3 based on classroom participation and preparedness, and 2/3 based on a 3-hour final exam.

Workload

Students will read and analyze approximately 40 pages per week in the textbook and/or in supplemental materials that will be distributed during the semester.

Required reading

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, 2nd ed. by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry B. Hansmann, Gérard Hertig, Klaus J. Hopt, Hideki Kanda, & Edward B. Rock.