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LAWS6329: Asian Corporate Governance

2024 unit information

This unit considers the development and operation of corporate governance principles and laws in several Asian jurisdictions, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. The unit will explore the operation of corporate governance principles in these jurisdictions through an examination of significant trends and issues in corporate governance including: the link between corporate scandals and corporate law reform; the board and independent directors; principles-based versus rules-based regulation; the business judgment rule; shareholder empowerment and investor activism. The unit will examine these issues from a comparative law perspective, analysing fundamental differences in corporate governance structure and techniques across several jurisdictions. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable, unit of study outline and academic staff profile

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6329
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically evaluate and synthesize the similarities and differences between the corporate governance regimes discussed in the unit
  • LO2. identify and give accurate advice on relevant corporate governance issues that commonly arise in jurisdictions discussed in the unit
  • LO3. demonstrate a high level of understanding of the role of different stakeholders in corporate governance regimes in the jurisdictions discussed in the unit

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2023
Block mode Remote

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