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International Corporate Law & Governance

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1. Demonstrate an advanced and detailed knowledge and understanding of the fundamental legal concepts that characterise corporate identity and activity in a global context
2. Demonstrate an advanced and analytical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning corporate governance theories, strategies and regulation

“Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. Boards of directors are responsible for the governance of their companies. The shareholders role in governance is to appoint the directors and the auditors and to satisfy themselves that an appropriate governance structure is in place.”
Paragraph 2.5, Report of the Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (The Cadbury Committee), December 1992
Critically analyse this statement with reference to UK and International company laws and corporate governance codes.

6. Recommended Books:

Mallin: Corporate Governance, 5th Edition, OUP (2015)
Tricker: Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies & Practices, 3rd Edition, OUP (2015)
Siems & Cabrelli: Comparative Company Law: A Case Based Approach, Hart (2013)
Mallin: Handbook on International Corporate Governance: Country Analysis, 2nd Edition, Elgar (2012)
Dignam & Lowry: Company Law, 8th Edition, OUP (2014)
Gower & Davies: Principles of Modern Company Law, 9th Edition, Sweet & Maxwell (2012)

Internet Sites:

UK Companies House web site
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
Global Corporate Governance Forum
The Economist –
BBC Business News –

Assistance with study skills including support for preparing your assessments is available at

8. Journals/Periodicals:

Journal of Corporate Law Studies (Hart Publishing)
European Company Law (Kluwer Law Online)
International Company & Commercial Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell)


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