Law

Global Business Law and Regulation (Spring)

Module code: M5166
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Essay

The module focuses on the ‘foundations of global business law and regulation’. It addresses cutting-edge issues surrounding global business. Potential topics include the doctrine of ‘pierce the corporate veil’, extraterritoriality, cross-border bankruptcy and corporate criminal liability. The module compares and contrasts the laws and regulations in major jurisdictions, including the U.S. China and the EU. It also assesses the landmark cases that have addressed the above challenges.

Pre-requisite

The module focuses on the ‘foundations of global business law and regulation’. It addresses cutting-edge issues surrounding global business. Potential topics include the doctrine of ‘pierce the corporate veil’, extraterritoriality, cross-border bankruptcy and corporate criminal liability. The module compares and contrasts the laws and regulations in major jurisdictions, including the U.S. China and the EU. It also assesses the landmark cases that have addressed the above challenges.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a systematic and conceptual understanding of law and regulation of global business.
  • Critique principles and institutions of global business law and regulation.
  • Analyse a range of cutting-edge issues in global business law and regulation.
  • Systematically identify and appreciate the divergences and convergences among primary jurisdictions.