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Year of entry: 2023
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Business Law 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in an International Context
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
A broad coverage of international legal issues including: corporate law, insolvency, corruption, competition law, IPR and international contracts.
- To introduce students to contrasting international attitudes to legal regulation and usage;
- To familiarise students with legal terminology and institutions;
- To introduce students to substantive law in the basic areas of international corporate law;
- To enable students to identify international legal risk and avoid liability where possible, or to recognise when expert advice is necessary;
- To enable students to analyse potential legal problems and work effectively alongside expert advisers.
By the end of this module students should be able to :
- Identify key institutions, concepts and definitions in this area ;
- Use the correct legal terminology;
- Research and evaluate a variety of specialist sources of law;
- Understand and apply substantive law ( civil & criminal ; national & supra-national ) ;
- Recognise and comply with a range of attitudes to the legal regulation of business ;
- Recognise, evaluate and resolve a variety of legal issues arising in international commerce.
Teaching and learning methods
Methods of Delivery
Lectures and seminars
Virtual Learning Environment
Lecture slides and seminar materials will be provided on Blackboard
Informal Contact Methods
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions
- Skills highlighted include: Precision-based subject Group study & team work : allocation ; co-ordination; application & presentation Individual cold-start research Recognition & evaluation of new developments in the field Hands-on application of primary resources Practical case study analysis
Group Presentation exercise 40%
The examination will consist of three sections: section A is a compulsory case study ; section B is a compulsory problem question ; section C is a choice of seen essay.
The coursework will consist of a group presentation, recorded by the group and submitted as a video file. Assessment is on an individual basis.
In class and ad hoc as required.
This list contains suggested texts and websites for research and reference purposes. You may find it useful to purchase a Company Law textbook ; any general Business Law textbook you may already have will usually contain a section on Company Law
n.b. page numbers will not be given – you are expected to locate information as part of your skills development.
n.b. always double check you are using the latest edition !!!
Hanson, Learning Legal Skills & Reasoning ( Routledge )
Haigh, Legal English ( Routledge )
( now the portal for Companies House, Revenue & Customs, Business & Innovation, Competition & Markets Authority, Office of Fair Trading, Financial Conduct Authority etc – transitional stage - some original hyperlinks are still being used in tandem )
Sealy & Worthington, Cases & Materials in Company Law ( OUP )
Hannigan,Company Law (OUP)
Roach, Company Law (OUP)
Clarke, International Corporate Governance ( Routledge )
BRIBERY , MONEY LAUNDERING etc
as above plus
www.gov.uk ( for FCA,SFO, NCA, whistleblowing etc )
www.gov.uk ( for Intellectual Property Office as well )
Zimmerman & Whittaker (eds), Good Faith in European Contract Law ( CUP )
Jan & Harm, A Basic Guide to International Business Law ( Routledge )
Cheeseman, Contemporary Business Law (Pearson)
Zweigert & Kotz, An Introduction to Comparative Law ( OUP )
Casebooks for the common law of Europe - ius commune series ( Hart)
Bussani & Mattei, The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (CUP )
Kraakman et al, The Anatomy of Corporate Law ( OUP )
Andenas & Wooldridge, European Comparative Company Law ( CUP )
Cahn & Donald, Comparative Company Law ( CUP )
Munkert, Stubner & Wulf, Founding a Company : Handbook of Legal Forms in Europe ( Springer-Verlag )
Siems & Cabrelli (eds), Comparative Company Law ( Hart )
Siems, Comparative Law ( Law in Context Series : CUP )
GENERAL BUSINESS LAW Pre-requisites: N/A Programme Restrictions: Available only on the following programmes: Level 2 BSc Management/Management (specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies and Level 3 BSc/BA IBFE, BA (Econ). Core for Level 3 BSc Accounting. For Academic Year 2023/24 Updated: March 2023 Approved by: March UG Committee
Adams, Law for Business Students ( Pearson )
Keenan & Riches, Business Law ( Pearson )
Marson & Ferris, Business Law ( OUP )
Jones, Introduction to Business Law ( OUP )
Carr, International Trade Law ( Routledge )
Scheduled activity hours
Independent study hours
Dependent course units: N/A
Programme Restrictions: Available only on the following programmes: Level 2 BSc Management/Management (specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies and Level 3 BSc/BA IBFE, BA (Econ). Core for Level 3 BSc Accounting.
For Academic Year 2023/24
Updated: March 2023
Approved by: March UG Committee