|Module Title||CORPORATE GOVERNANCE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Uta Kohl|
|Other staff||Professor Christopher S P Harding, Mr Konstantinos Siliafis|
|Pre-Requisite||LA10110 or LA30110 or LA15710 and LA15830 or LA35810; or LA35310|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours. Two one hour lectures per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours. Three one hour seminars|
|Professional Exemptions||Not required for professional purposes|
From there the modules will be structured to reflect the various tensions between competing interests which arise from the distinct internal organization of the company as well as from the external recognition of companies and their limited liability status, with particular focus on public companies. So, for example, the modules will explore the implications of the artificial personality of the company for those transacting with it, the potential and actual abuses of this fictitious-person status and how the law seeks to deal with them. The module also examines the tensions arising from the separation of ownership and control within companies and from the democratic decision'raking process by their owners.
By examining concepts such as corporate social responsibility and corporate manslaughter, the module touches upon recent and growing pressures on regulators to acknowledge the drastic impact companies have on all spheres of our lives. These topics illustrate particularly well the dynamic aspect of corporate governance and the constant struggle by the law to balance deserving competing interests.
This module is at CQFW Level 6