Company Law, 7.5 credits (747A08)

Aktiebolagsrätt, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Elif Härkönen

Course coordinator

Elif Härkönen

Director of studies or equivalent

Christina Nordin
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MAE Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europé 2 (Spring 2019) v201914-201918 Swedish Linköping v
F7MAJ Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law 2 (Spring 2019) v201914-201918 Swedish Linköping v
F7MAE Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europé 4 (Spring 2019) v201914-201918 Swedish Linköping v
F7MAJ Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law 4 (Spring 2019) v201914-201918 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europé
  • Master Programme in Commercial and Business Law

Entry requirements

Apart from the general entry requirements, the entry requirements that apply for admission to the Commercial and Business Law Programme or the Commercial and Business Law Programme with Focus on Europe must be satisfied. In addition, the student should have completed the following courses (or the equivalent); Commercial and Business Law, Theories and Methods of Law and Contract, Tort and Insurance Law, Corporate Law, and completed Bachelor Thesis, 15 HE credits, with a passing grade.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of the main problems of limited company law, mainly concerning company organisation, representation and capital protection rules,
- account the jurisprudential debate in the area, concerning capital protection rules and their design,
- account for the main problems of parts of company law from a comparative perspective,
- demonstrate knowledge of the financial instruments available for limited companies and their associated sanction rules,
- identify problems related to company law,
- identify, analyse and structure problems related to company law with the purpose of clarifying them for own use and for others,
- based on the rules related to company law, argue for and against different legal solutions to the problems that have been identified and clarified,
- reflect on problems related to company law, from both creditor and shareholder perspectives,
- independently relate to the different aspects that emerge in discussions of problems related to company law.

Course content

The course covers themes that concern company organisation and representation of the corporate bodies, funding forms, creditor's protection, stockholder protection, particularly minority protection, sanctions against abuse of financial instruments and ongoing legislative work concerning limited companies in Sweden and in the EU. Further covered is the so called SE company.

Teaching and working methods

The course is organised as a seminar series with introductory lectures. The student is to a great extent expected to apply self-study, based on the course material that is made available in preparation for the seminars. In these seminars, the knowledge acquired through independent studies should be strengthened, developed and advanced through reviews and discussions.

Examination

The course is examined through active participation in the seminars, a minor essay ("company essay") on a subject decided at the start of the course in cooperation with the course coordination, and through an independent written examination.

Students who have twice failed in the course or part of the course have the right to request another examiner at re-examination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

De Luca, Nicola, (2017) European company law : text, cases and materials Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.

ISBN: 9781107184183,9781316635377

Kraakman, Reinier H., (2017) The anatomy of corporate law : a comparative and functional approach 3. ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.

ISBN: 9780198739630,9780198724315

Additional literature

Books

UPPS Thesis U, G, VG 4 credits
UPG1 Assignment U, G 1 credits
OBL1 Seminars U, G 1.5 credits
DAT1 Computer exam U, G 1 credits

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