LLM 374

Comparative Business Association Law

3 Unit(s)

This course provides a comparative overview of the formation, financing, structure, control, and management of business associations, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability entities internationally. It will examine the strengths and weaknesses of each system, enabling students to develop the necessary skills to recognize and analyze current legal problems that might confront corporate lawyers working transnationally and internationally. The course will include consideration of the fundamental historical, institutional, and procedural differences between common and civil law systems, with an emphasis on civil law code systems, and on their use as models for corporate law reform in emerging markets and economically developing countries.