LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law – Courses
Please find below brief descriptions for the modules offered. More detailed information on each of these courses is available from the Student Administrator:
International Corporate Governance and Transnational Corporations (core course) The course will address the law of transnational corporations and the principles of corporate governance that influence the management of multi-national enterprises and corporate groups. Key areas include: theoretical underpinnings of corporate law and governance, separate legal personality and limited liability within the corporate group, as well as the public international law governing shareholder rights and investment, European company law and related issues of market abuse and insider dealing.
International Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation (core course) This course has been specially designed for students that have completed their undergraduate degree in law, finance, management or economics. The course does not assume that you have previously studied financial regulation. It is designed to contribute to your enhanced understanding of the ways in which governments and public authorities intervene in the operation of financial markets. The course focuses on the principles of regulation of international financial markets and examines the public regulation of financial markets - that is, the relationship between central government, independent government agencies or indeed international organizations on the one hand, and financial markets or market participants on the other.
Bank Corporate Governance (elective course)
This course examines the principles and regulation of corporate governance that are applicable to banks and financial institutions. The economic theories of the principal-agent model will be examined and the potential conflict between shareholder wealth maximization objectives and regulatory objectives will be assessed. The legal regulation of corporate governance for banks and financial institutions will be examined from the UK perspective along with the proposed new international framework of Basel II. Transaction cost and social cost theories as they relate to financial regulation will be examined. Comparisons will be drawn with US corporate governance and regulatory practice.
The Law of International Trade and Finance (elective course) This course provides an understanding of the general framework of international trade law and regulation, basic legal concepts of international trade law, and practical skills in negotiating and settling international transactions, and an understanding the legal implications of managerial decision making related to international trade strategy and concepts.
The course also provides an understanding of the private law aspects of international finance. It consists of various aspects of the rapidly changing international banking regulation, trade finance, private international law of international finance, including securities transactions, syndicated loans and legal aspects of international payment. The focus will be on choice of law issues in cross-border transactions, the use of model contracts in international commerce,