Global Business Law and Regulation (M5116)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The module you will focus on the foundations of global business law and regulation.

You’ll look at cutting-edge issues surrounding global business. Potential topics include:

  • the doctrine of ‘pierce the corporate veil’
  • extraterritoriality
  • cross-border bankruptcy
  • corporate criminal liability.

You’ll also compares and contrast the laws and regulations in major jurisdictions, including the U.S. China and the EU. You’ll assess the landmark cases that have addressed the above challenges.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: