Module Details

LW720-7-AU-CO: European Union Company Law

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Carlo Petrucci
Teaching Staff: Dr Carlo Petrucci
Contact details: University of Essex; School of Law. Email: c.petrucci (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

To provide a detailed understanding of European Union Company law, including the process of harmonisation of national company laws, the development of European business forms such as the European Company and the particular issues of establishment, mobility, mergers and acquisitions
To provide students with substantive knowledge of European Union law related to corporate structures and regulation.
To provide students with a critical and contextual analysis of ideological and legal factors determinant upon the structures of corporate governance.
To introduce students to problems arising from the implementation of European Union legislation in the area of company law
To develop the capacity of students for critical analysis and to encourage independent research and reasoned argumentation.

Learning and Teaching Methods


100 per cent Coursework Mark


4,000 word essay

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