Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2019-2020

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Fall Semester (October 1 - December 20, 2019)


Anglo-American Company Law 2019

Prof. Andrea Guaccero

Course description:  
AACL focuses on American corporate law and takes into account its peculiarities, starting from the ones connected with the uniqueness of the American legal system and its dual sovereignty. Preliminary attention is therefore paid to the institutional aspects of the American legal system. The course then deals with corporate law and takes into account its main aspects, beginning with incorporation, the choice of the State of incorporation and regulatory competition, and then with the basic issues of corporate law such as limited liability, the financial structure of a corporation, the corporate organization, and transactions on corporate control.

Course Learning Objectives
The course aims at providing students with the most relevant notions of US company law, focusing mainly on corporations and investigating the following areas:
- incorporation and its effects
- financial structure and corporate finance
- organizational structure
- directors’ duties
- transactions on corporate control.

Course Learning Activities
The course is based on interactive lessons. Students are encouraged to participate in the discussion of cases and legal materials presented during the classes. Furthermore, students are requested to both present cases to the class and discuss presentations. Lectures of US professors are also planned.

Assessment tools
Students’ evaluation shall be based on both class work/contribution and on an oral final exam.

Attendance policy
General attendance policy for Studying Law at Roma Tre courses applies.

Course textbook(s)
Readings and course materials shall be provided during the course.


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