The module will offer both a general grounding in EU Company Law intended for those students who have not studied EU Company Law before, and also a more detailed study of the key areas of the field chosen on the basis of importance and intellectual challenge. The teaching initially focuses on the company law harmonisation process whilst also developing a wider contextual understanding of the debates between EU member states associated with corporate governance that led to today's legislative landscape. The debates associated with corporate governance and the analysis of the different models of corporate governance will stand at the core of the first part of the module. The module goes on to explore the basic aspects of company law within the EU with a focus on Corporate Governance, EU Company Law harmonisation, European Company Forms, Freedom of Establishment, The Personal Law of the Companies, the Freedom to Provide Services and the Free Movement of Capital and Takeovers. The lectures will also look at international aspects of company law with a focus on transnational corporations and the laws and procedures applicable to them with a special emphasis on the taxation of transnational corporations. At every stage of the teaching a thorough analysis not only of the current legislation but also of the cultural, ideological and political conflicts that have led to the shaping of the current framework is provided.
- Module Supervisor: Marios Koutsias