Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course is designed to familiarize students with corporate laws and policies in Mainland China and Taiwan, with an emphasis on the corporate governance structure of publicly-held companies. The course focuses on important governance issues such as controlling shareholders, board of directors, affiliated transactions, private securities litigation, domestic and cross-border takeovers. To this end, it also covers securities and investment regulations, such as listing requirements, mandatory disclosure and foreign investment restrictions in the Greater China area.
In the beginning of the class, an overview of the regulatory framework and market conditions in Mainland China and Taiwan will be conducted respectively. The other part of the class will be divided into the following units: I. Controlling Shareholders, Related-Party Transactions and "Tunneling"). II. Functions of the Board and the Role of Independent Directors. III. Private Litigation and Securities Regulation. IV. Merger and acquisition. Articles and other materials will be distributed to students beforehand.
By conducting comparative studies on the laws and their infrastructure across the Taiwan Strait, students may not only draw meaningful lessons on East Asian corporate governance, but also gain practical knowledge useful to lawyers specialized in Greater China business.
TW 1:10p - 3:00p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Corporation Law, Securities Regulation
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.