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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
OTMU2119 International and comparative company law 12 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Master of Laws
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Professor Jukka Mähönen, 3335526, jukka.mahonen (at) utu.fi, office hours on Tuesdays at 13-14, room 211
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies
Compulsory:
All students should have basic knowledge of the law of contractual obligations, commercial and European law. The students of the Faculty of Law should have completed the basic courses on Commercial law, or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to enable students to critically reflect upon the basic principles and policies of comparative (EU, Nordic, US and national)and international company law and in some specific areas of company law. The course focuses on some of the most important commercial countries of the world, primarily those of Nordic countries, the European Union and the United States, with a lesser focus on other jurisdictions, for instance Islamic law.

Contents

- Theoretical background of company law
- Comparative company law
- Basic features of Nordic and European company law
- Basic features of US company law
- Company law in other jurisdictions

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

All students should have basic knowledge of the law of contractual obligations, commercial and European law. The students of the Faculty of Law should have completed the basic courses on Commercial law, or equivalent.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h
Tutorials 40 h 0 h
Independent work
Seminar
Exercises

Lectures: 24 hours
Take home exams
Seminar type work: research plan seminar 0,5 hours/student, seminar 1,5 hours/student
Independent work: research plan and seminar paper

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Seminar
  • In English
English:
Written exam and Exercise(s) and Participation in classroom work and Seminar

Take home exams
Research plan
Seminar paper
Participation in seminars
Lectures
Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with an essay and expand it into a bachelor`s thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Take home exams 50 per cent, seminar papers: 50 per cent.

Study materials

Handouts

Material for take home exams

Kraakman, Reinier R. ym.: The anatomy of corporate law: A comparative and functional approach, 2nd edition, 2009

Sjåfjell, Beate: Towards a Sustainable European Company Law, 2009

Further information

TIME: 31.3.-6.6.2014
Restricted entry, limited to 20 students.

Other teachers:
Professor Matti J. Sillanpää, Turku School of Economics
Post doctoral researcher Ahmad Ghouri

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
2013–2014
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree