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INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE AND TAXATION LAW (MODULE I)

This course is intended for students in the MSC in Finance at the Institut Supérieur de Commerce in Paris. It is dispensed in English.

The objective is to introduce students to the fundamental legal concepts that govern the organization, operation, financing and taxation of business entities. Emphasis is placed on inter-disciplinary relations between law and ethics, as well as between law and economics. References are made to sources in American, English, French, European Union, Chinese and Indian law. Ample use is made of the case method to develop studentsÍ analytical ability and understanding of basic techniques of legal reasoning.

Class discussions are focused on the cases and other materials posted on this site.

Evaluation is based on :

- class participation as attested in particular by submissions of case studies at the start of each class at which the student is present and

- a final written exam emphasizing the application of the rules learned in class to hypothetical cases in the manner used in class discussions (one hour twenty minutes, open book).

For additional reading, students are referred to the following books and web sources:

Andreas Cahn and David C. Donald, Comparative Company Law: Text and Cases on the Laws Governing Corporations in Germany, the UK and the USA, 2nd Edition, Cambridge, 2018

Nicola de Luca, European Company Law: Text, Cases and Materials, Cambridge, 2017

Mathias Siems and David Cabrelli, Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

Introduction to European Company Law

Company Law and Corporate Governance in the European Union

Revised Uniform Partnership Act (United States)

Model Business Corporations Act (United States)

Companies Act (UK)

Companies Act (India)

Business Entities (China)

Introduction to Economics of Corporate Law
 
 

COURSE OUTLINE



Session 1 - Introduction to the major forms of business entities

1.1. - Partnerships
Chaiken - Garett

1.2. - Corporations
RKO-Stanley - Cranson
Model articles of association for a private limited company (U.K.)
Model articles of association for a public company (U.K.)

1.3. - Joint ventures
Cooperative Joint Ventures - Touche Ross

Session 2 - Management of corporations

2.1. - Corporate powers
Cross

2.2. - Shareholder rights
Pillsbury - Henry Ford
Share sale agreement

2.3. - Duties of directors
Speigel

2.4. - Management of corporate groups
Dania Jai-Alai Palace v Sykes - Metaleurope
Examples of corporate structures

Session 3 - Financing of corporations

3.1. - Equity
U.S. Steel

3.2. - Debt
Model loan agreement

3.3. - Securities regulation
Reves

Session 4 - Criminal law applicable to corporations

4.1. - Fraud
Levinson

4.2. - Insider trading
Dirks

Session 5 - Introduction to taxation of business entities
Principles of taxation
Types of taxation
Issues in corporate taxation


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