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Chapter 1. An Introduction to Comparative Corporate Law 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain the purpose and importance of comparative corporate law; explain the frame and the mission of comparative corporate law to several classic papers.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: Fundamentals of comparative corporate law

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis

 

A. Why Make Comparisons?

1. Indigenous Comparative Law in the United States Berreman v.West Publishing Co. Hunt v. Data Management Resources, Inc. 

B. Framing the Study of Comparative Corporate Law  Lawrence A. Cunningham, Comparative Corporate Governance and Pedagogy  Colin J. Bennett, Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in
Europe and the United States
Lucian Arye Bebchuk and Mark J. Roe, A Theory of Path Dependence in Corporate Ownership and Governance Alexander Merezhko, Problems of Stylistics in Ukrainian Legislation

on the Example of the Draft of the Law “On Securing Performance of Obligations with Moveable Property” Michael Mussa, Factors Driving Global Economic Integration 

C. Does Comparative Corporate Law Have a Mission? 

Alex Y. Seita, Globalization and the Convergence of Values 

Elliott J.Hahn, Japanese Business Law and the Legal System 

Anthony Ogus,Competition Between National Legal Systems:A Contribution of Economic Analysis to Comparative Law 

 

Chapter 2. Basic
Regulatory Regimes: An Introduction

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement:

Explain the basic regulatory regimes in the world; explain history and development of each regulatory regime; explain the legal structure of each regulatory regime.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: Basic Regulatory Regimes; Legal Structure and Legal Approach of each regulatory regime

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis

A. The United States 

B. National Organization in Europe 

1. France:Latin Civil Law Approach 

Alexis Maitland Hudson, France: Practical Commercial Law 

2. Germany:Germanic Civil Law Approach 

Howard D. Fisher, German Legal System and Legal Language: A General Survey TogetherWith Notes and a German Vocabulary 

Nigel Foster,German Legal System and Laws 

C. The European Union 

1. Brief History of Formation of the European Union 

D. Lasok and J.W. Bridge, Law and Institutions of the European Communities

Audrey Winter, et al., Europe Without Frontiers: A Lawyer’s Guide 

The White Paper

Paolo Mengozzi, European Community Law: From the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Amsterdam

Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials 

2. The Legal Structure of the EU 

a. European Council 

b. EC Council, or Council of Ministers 

c. The European Commission (EC Commission)

d. European Parliament (“EP”) 

e. The Court of Auditors 91

f. EC Committee of the Regions 

g. The EC Economic and Social Committee 

h. Court of Justice of the European Communities (“ECJ”) 

Transocean Marine Paint Association v. EC Commission 

Mannesmannrohren-werke AG and Another v. EC Council 

3. Lawmaking Within the European Union

4. Forms of Law 

a. Treaty Provisions  Costa v. Ente
Nazionale per L’energia Elettrica (ENEL) 

b.Regulations (EC Treaty, Arts. 249, 253–256) (ex Arts. 189–192) 

c. Directives (EC Treaty, Arts. 249, 253–256) (ex Arts. 189–192) 

EC Commission v. Ireland 

EC Commission v. Kingdom of Belgium 

d. A Note on
Direct Effect of Directives 

Becker v. Finanzamt Munster-Innenstadt 

D. Japan and China 

1. Japan 

Yosiyuki Noda, Introduction to Japanese Law 

John Owen Haley, AuthorityWithout Power: Law and the

Japanese Paradox 

2. China 

The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (1978) 

Perry Keller, Sources of Order in Chinese Law 

Anna M. Han, China’s Company Law: Practicing Capitalism in a Transitional Economy

 

Chapter 3. The Regulation of Corporations 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain the regulatory context in each regulatory regime in the world.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: regulatory context in each regulatory regime 

3. Teaching Methods:Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis

A. The American Regulatory Context: A Regime of State Law 

1. The Participants in the Corporate Business Enterprise 

William A. Klein & John C. Coffee, Jr., Business Organization and Finance: Legal and Economic Principles 

2. A Note on the Primacy of Delaware Corporate Law 

Roberta Romano, The State Competition Debate in Corporate Law 

B. Establishing the European Regulatory Context: Laws of the Member States 

1. Development and National Sources of Company Law 

S. N. Frommel & J.H. Thompson, Introduction, Company Law in Europe 

Richard M. Buxbaum & Klaus J. Hopt, Legal Harmonization and the Business Enterprise: Corporate and Capital Market Law Harmonization Policy in Europe and the U.S.A.

Clive M. Schmitthoff, Social Responsibility in European Company Law 

2. France 

Christopher Joseph Mesnooh, Law and Business in France: A Guide to French Commercial and Corporate Law 

John Bell, et al., Principles of French Law 

3. Germany 

Thomas J. Andre, Jr., Some Reflections on German CorporateGovernance: A Glimpse at German Supervisory Boards 

Henry P. deVries & Friedrich K. Juenger, Limited Liability

Contract: The GmbH 

4. England 

John H. Farrar & Brenda M. Hannigan, Farrar’s Company Law 

C. The Asian Approach: Japan and China 

1. Japan 

Yoshiro Miwa, Symposium: Corporate Social Responsibility:

Dangerous and Harmful, Though Maybe Not Irrelevant 

Masao Fukushima, The Significance of the Enforcement of the

Company Law Chapters of the Old Commercial Code in 1893 

K. Takayangi,A Century of Innovation: The Development of Japanese Law 1868–1961 

Thomas J. Blackmore and Makoto Yazawa, Japanese Commercial Code Revisions Concerning Corporations 

Christopher H. Hanna, Initial Thoughts on Classifying the Major Japanese Business Entities Under the Check-the-boxRegulations 

Christopher Lee Heftel, Survey, Corporate Governance in Japan: The Position of Shareholders in Publicly Held Corporations 

1. Directors 

2. Auditors

3. Accounting Auditors 

4.Shareholders 

2. China 

William H. Simon, The Legal Structure of the Chinese "Socialist Market” Enterprise

Howard Gensler, Company Formation and Securities Listing in the People’s Republic of China

D. Convergence of Corporate Governance Systems? 

Michael Bradley, et al., The Purposes and Accountability of the Corporation in Contemporary Society: Corporate Governanceat a Crossroads 

Teemu Ruskola, Conceptualizing Corporations and Kinship: Comparative Law and Development Theory in a Chinese Perspective 

E. The Attributes of Corporate Organization

Thomas Raiser, The Theory of Enterprise Law in the Federal Republic of Germany

Morrissey v.Commissioner of Internal Revenue Code of Federal Regulations, § 301.7701-1 through -4 

John Bell, et al., Principles of French Law

Christopher H. Hanna, Initial Thoughts on Classifying the Major Japanese Business Entities Under the Check-the-box Regulations 

Kingsley T.W. Ong & Colin R. Baxter, A Comparative Study of the Fundamental Elements of Chinese and English Company Law 

F. On Actors in the Corporate Enterprise Takeo Hoshi, Japanese Corporate Governance as a System

Jonathon R. Macey, Institutional Investors and Corporate Monitoring: A Demand-Side Perspective in a Comparative View

Mark J. Roe, German Codetermination and German Securities Markets 

Takeo Hoshi, Japanese Corporate Governance as a System 

Yoshiro Miwa, The Economics of Corporate Governance in Japan

 

Chapter 4. Legal Personality and Corporate Regulation 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain the external and internal regulations of corporations in each regulatory regime in the world.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties:External and Internal Regulations of Corporations 

3. Teaching Methods:Theoretical teaching andDiscussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. External Regulation:The Constitutional or Fundamental Rights of Corporations 

1.Fundamental Rights in the United States First National Bank of Boston et al. v. Bellotti

George Ellard,Note: Constitutional Rights of the Corporate Person 

2. The Fundamental Rights of Legal Persons in Europe 

Hoechst AG v. EC Commission 

Niemietz v.Germany (search of law offices) 

GuntherTeubner, Enterprise Corporatism: New Industrial Policyand the“Essence” of the Legal Person 

B. Internal Regulation:
Legal Personality and Corporate Law 

1. Corporate Personality and the U.S. Courts 

Lawson v.Household Finance Corp. STAARSurgical Co. v. Waggoner 

2. Corporate Personality and the Courts of the Member States of the EU Sutton’s Hospital Case  The Irish Permanent Building Society et al. v. Seamus Cauldwell, et al. 

Eilís Ferran, Company Law and Corporate Finance 

Henry P.deVries & Friedrich K. Juenger, Limited Liability Contract: The GmbH 

3. Approach of the European Court of Justice  Regina v. HM Treasury and Commissioners of Inland Revenue ex parte Daily Mail and General Trust plc 

4. Japanese and Chinese Approaches to Corporate Personality and Corporate Governance 

a. Japan 

Katsuhito Iwai, Persons, Things and Corporations: The Corporate

Personality Controversy and Comparative Corporate Governance 

b. China 

Kingsley T.W. Ong & Colin R. Baxter, A Comparativ Study of the Fundamental Elements of Chinese and English Company Law

 

Chapter 5. Systems forDivision of Regulatory Authority in Multi-StateSystems: The Incorporation and Siège Social Doctrines 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: Explain the Incorporation Doctrine in the United States; Explain the Systems for the Regulation of Corporate Internal AffairsWithin the EU.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties:Incorporation Doctrine in the United States 

3. Teaching Methods; Systems for the Regulation of Corporate Internal Affairs Within EU Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. The Foundation or Incorporation Doctrine in the United States  Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws 

1. Legislative Inroads on the Foundation of Incorporation Doctrine

McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York; Annotated Business Corporation Law 

West’s Annotated California Codes 

Arden-Mayfair, Inc., et al. v. Louart Corp., et al. 

Wilson v. Louisiana-Pacific Resources, Inc. 

Havlicek v. Coast-to-Coast Analytical Services, Inc. 

Note on the California Approach  McDermott, Inc. v. Lewis 

B. Systems for the Regulation of Corporate Internal AffairsWithin the EU 

Richard D. English, Company Law in the European Single Market 

1. The Seat Theory 

Richard English, Company Law in the European Single Market 

Re Expatriation of a German Company 

2. Attacks on the Supremacy of the Seat Theory in the EU 

Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community 

Regina v. HM Treasury and Commissioners of Inland Revenue

ex parte Daily Mail and General Trust plc 

Centros Ltd.v. Erhvervs-og Selskabsstyrelsen 

C. Branches and Agencies 

Somafer SA v. Saar-Ferngas AG  Doing Business in France 

DHM Segers v. Bestuur Van De Bedrijfsvereniging Voor

Bank-En Verzekeringswezen, Groothandel En Vrije Beroepen  Eleventh Council Directive 89/666/EEC

 

Chapter 6. The Federalization and Harmonization of Corporate Law

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement:  Explain the different development of Federalization of Corporate Law in the United States and within EU

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: Federalization and Harmonization of Corporate Law 

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. The Context of Federalization in the United States 

William L.Cary, Federalism and Corporate Law, Reflections Upon Delaware

1. Federal Sources Constitution of the United States 

Robert B. Thompson, Preemption and Federalism in Corporate Governance: Protecting Shareholder Rights to Vote, Sell and Sue

2. The Federalization of U.S. Corporate Law 

Louis K. Liggett Co. et al. v. Lee, Comptroller of State of Florida, et al. 

William L. Cary, Federalism and Corporate Law, Reflections Upon Delaware

Mary E. Kostel, Note: A Public Choice Perspective on the Debate over Federal Versus State Corporate Law 

Daniel R. Fischel, The “Race to the Bottom” Revisited: Reflectionson Recent Developments in Delaware’s Corporation Law : Is Federalizing Corporate Law the Answer? 

B. The Context of Federalization Within Europe

1. At the Constitutional Level: Treaties  Foster v. Neilson Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community 

Josef Drexl, Was Sir Francis Drake a Dutchman?—British

Supremacy of Parliament After Factortame 

Richard M. Buxbaum & Klaus J. Hopt, Legal Harmonization and the Business Enterprise: Corporate and Capital Market Law Harmonization Policy in Europe and the U.S.A. 

2.Regulations (EC Treaty, Arts. 249–256, ex Arts. 189–192) The EEIG

The Saga of the European Company 

European Communities Commission, Statute for a European Company (Preface) 

Terence L. Blackburn, The Societas Europeana: The Evolving European Corporation Statute  Vanessa Edwards, EC Company Law 

3. Directives
(EC Treaty, Arts. 249–256, formerly Arts. 189–192) 

Phonogram Ltd. v. Brian Lane 

4. EU Company
Law Harmonization 

The white Paper, Completing the Internal Market 

Richard M.Buxbaum & Klaus J. Hopt, Legal Harmonization and the Business Enterprise: Corporate and Capital Market Law Harmonization Policy in Europe and the U.S.A. 
Angel Rojo, The Typology of Companies Vanessa Edwards, EC Company Law 

Larry Catá Backer, Forging Federal Systems Within a Matrix of Contained Conflict: The Example of the European Union 

5. The Process of Convergence in the European Union Maria Green Cowles, The Changing Architecture of Big Business A Note on the EU’s Company Law Directives 

a. First Directive  EC Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany Verband deutscher Daihatsu-Händler eV and Daihatsu Deutschland GmbH 

b. Fourth Directive  EC Commission v. Italian Republic 

C. An Alternative to European Federalization: The Convention on the Mutual Recognition of Legal Persons

1. A Failed Convention: Convention on the Mutual Recognition of Companies  Berthold Goldman, The Convention Between the Member States of the European Economic Community on the Mutual Recognition of Companies and Legal Persons

Richard D. English, Company Law in the European Single Market 

2. Other Conventions 

Tropical Shipping Company v. Dammers & Van Der Heide’s 

Tropical Shipping Company v. Dammers & Van Der Heide’s (II)

 

Chapter 7.
Pre-Incorporation Transactions: Defective Incorporation and

Ultra Vires Transactions

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: Explain Corporate Formation in each regulatory regime; Explaoin the Liability for Pre-Incorporation and Defective Incorporation Transactions in each regulatory regime; Explaoin Ultra Vires Doctrines in each regulatory regime.

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: Liability for Pre-Incorporation and Defective
Incorporation Transactions
 

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. Introduction: A Note on Corporate Formation 

1. Corporate Formation in the United States 

2. Corporate Formation Within the European Communities 

3. Corporate Formation in Japan Alan W.N. Kitchin & John McClenahan, Doing Business in Asia: Focus on Japan, India, and Vietnam 

4. Corporate Formation in China 

Robert C. Art and Minkang Gu, China Incorporated: The First

Corporation Law of the People’s Republic of China 

B. Liability for Pre-Incorporation and Defective Incorporation Transactions in the United States 

1. Liability for Pre-Incorporation Transactions in the United States 

Goodman v. Darden, Doman & Stafford Associates 

Jacobson v. Stern, Jr. 

2. The Common Law Effects of Defective Incorporation in the United States 

Albion C. Cranson, Jr. v. International Business Machines 

3. Approach under the Revised Model Business Corporation Act 

Revised Model Business Corp. Act §2.04 & Commentary 

Timberline Equipment Company v. Davenport, Jr., et al. 

Micciche v.Billings  A Note on Hybrid Approaches 

Harry Rich Corp. v. Feinberg 

C. Liability for Pre-Incorporation Transactions and Defective

Incorporation in the European Union and Japan 

1. Liability for Pre-Incorporation Transactions in the EU 

Nigel Foster, German Legal System and Laws 

Ubbink Isolatie BV v. Dak-en Wandtechniek BV 

José Manuel Otero Lastres, Company Law Phonogram Ltd. v. Lane  Oshkosh B’Gosh, Inc. v. Dan Marbel, Inc. Limited 

2. Liability for Pre-Incorporation Transactions in Japan 

Bruce W. MacLennan, Establishing a Stock Corporation in Japan after the 1990 Revision of the Commercial Code 

3. The Effects of Defective Incorporation in the EU and Japan Frank Wooldridge, Company Law in the United Kingdom and the European Community: Its Harmonization and Unification 

D. Liability for Pre-Incorporation Transactions and Defective Incorporation in China 

Howard Gensler, Company Formation and Securities Listing in the People’s Republic of China 

Robert C. Art and Minkang Gu, China Incorporated: The First Corporation Law of the People’s Republic of China 

E. Ultra Vires Doctrines

1. The Consequences of Ultra Vires Actions in the United States  Theodora Holding Corp. v. Henderson 

Michelson v. Duncan 

2. The Consequences of Ultra Vires Actions in the EU  Frank Wooldridge, Company Law in the United Kingdom and the European Community: Its Harmonization and Unification  68/151/EEC: First Council Directive of 9 March 1968  TCB Ltd. v. VWA Gray 

Rolled Steel, Ltd. v. British Steel Corp. 

Anglo-Overseas Agencies v. Green 

3. Ultra Vires in Japan 

Akio Takeuchi, How Should We Abolish the Ultra Vires Doctrine in Corporate Law? 

4. Ultra Vires in China

John Gillespie, Private Commercial Rights in Vietnam: A Comparative Analysis 

 

Chapter 8. On Capital Requirements 

1. Teaching Objective and Requie:rement: Explain different Capital Requirements in each regulatory regime

2. Teaching Focus& Difficulties:Capital Requirements 

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. Capital Requirements in the U.S. 

1. The Traditional Approach: Delaware  Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law: A Commentary and Analysis 

a. Valuing Assets 

Morris v. Standard Gas & Electric Co. 

b. Impairing Capital 

Klang v. Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Inc. 

c.Distribution of Dividends, Calculations, Limitations, and Liability Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law: A Commentary and Analysis 

Penington v. Commonwealth Hotel 

Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Levien 

d. Nimble Dividends 

Weinberg v. Baltimore Brick Co. 

e. Revaluing and Manipulating Surplus U.S. v.Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 

f. Protection for Creditors; Director Liability  In re Kettle Fried Chicken of America, Inc.  Johnston, et al. v. Wolfe, et al. 

2. The “Modern” Approaches 

a. California Credit Managers Association of Southern California v. Federal Co. 

b. Revised Model Business Corporation Act 

Revised Model Business Corp. Act §6.21, 6.40 & Commentary In re C-T of Virginia, Inc. 

B. Capital Requirements in Europe 

1. National Law Rules

José Manuel Otero Lastres, Company Law : Valuing AssetsEnno W. Ercklentz, Jr., 2 Modern German Corporate Law 

Bairstow and Others v. Queens Moat Houses plc 

2. Capital
Requirements and EU Harmonization 

Second Council Directive 77/91/EEC of 13 December 1976 

Solred SA and Administración General del Estado 

Frank Wooldridge, Company Law in the United Kingdom and the European Community: Its Harmonization and Unification 

EC Commission v. Ireland 

Karella and Karellas v. Organismos Anasygkrotiseos Epicheiriseon AE 

Anastasia Samara-Krispis & Ernst Steindorff, Joined Cases C-19/90 and 20/90  Dionisios Diamantis and Elliniko Dimosio (Greek State), Organismos Ikonomikis Anasinkrotisis Epikhiriseon AE (OAE)  Re State

Equity Holding: EC Commission v. Belgium  In re Scandinavian Bank Group plc 

C. Capital Requirements of Japanese Companies Dan Fenno Henderson, Security Markets in the United

States and Japan: Distinctive Aspects Molded by Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Differences 

D. Capital Requirements of Chinese Companies 

Nicholas C.Howson, China’s Company Law: One Step Forward,Two Steps Back? A Modest Complaint 

Chapter 9. Limitationson Limited Liability

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain Limitations on Limited Liability in each regulatory regime; explain the Liability and different Actions aginst the Corporation; Explaion the Liability of Corporation for Obligations of Related Corporations

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties

Limitations on Limited Liability; Liability of Corporation and for Related Corporations

3. Teaching Methods:

Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. The American Approach

1. In General Laya v. Erin Homes, Inc.

Sanda K. Miller, Piercing the Corporate Veil among Affiliated Companies in the European Community and in the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis of U.S., German, and U.K. Veil Piercing Approaches 

Phillip I. Blumberg, The Law of Corporate Groups: Tort, Contract, and Other Common Law Problems in the Substantive Law of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations 

2. Contractual Actions Against the Corporation 

Morris Gray v. Edgewater Landing, Inc. 

Co-Ex Plastics, Inc. v. AlaPak, Inc. 

3. Tort Actions Against the Corporation 

Minton v. Caveney 

Phillip I. Blumberg, The Law of Corporate Groups: Tort, Contract, and Other Common Law Problems in the Substantive Law of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations 

Greer v. St.Joseph’s Indian School 

Jackson v. General Electric Company

4. Liability for Obligations of Related Corporations 

Sandra K. Miller, Piercing the Corporate Veil among Affiliated Companies in the European Community and in the U.S.:A Comparative Analysis of U.S., German, and U.K. Veil PiercingApproaches 

Phillip I. Blumberg, The Law of Corporate Groups: Tort, Contract,and Other Common Law Problems in the Substantive Law of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations 

Las Palmas Associates, et al. v. Las Palmas Center
Associates 
C.M. Corp. v. Oberer Dev. Co. 

B. The European Approach

1. European Common Law Approaches 

Company Law: Lifting the Veil, Estates Gazette 

Taylor v. Smyth, et al. 

Monarch Airlines Engineering Ltd. v. Intercon (Cattle-meats) Ltd. 

2. Common Law Liability for Obligations of Related Corporations

Outside the U.S. 

The State v. The County Council of the County of Dublin  Re A Company Ltd; SIB Ltd. v. Vwagh 

National Dock Labour Board v. Pinn & Wheeler Ltd. and Others 

Pinn and Wheeler & Others v. National Dock Labour Board 

Neil Hawke & John Marston, Facades and Corporate Veils 

3. European Civil Law Approaches 

a. Veil Piercing 

E. J. Cohn and C. Simitis, “Lifting the Veil” in the Company Law of the European Continent 

Juan M. Dobson, Lifting the Veil in Four Countries: The Law of Argentina, England, France and the United States 

b. Veil Piercing Among Related Companies 

Jose Engracia Antunes, The Liability of Polycorporate Enterprises 

Karl Hofstetter, Parent Responsibility for Subsidiary Corporations: Evaluating European Trends 

Sandra K. Miller, Piercing the Corporate Veil among Affiliated Companies in the European Community and in the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis of U.S., German, and U.K. Veil Piercing Approaches 

4. Application of Member State Limited Liability Rules to EU Matters 

Draft Proposal for a Ninth Directive Pursuant to Article 54(3)(G) of the EEC Treaty Relating to Links Between Undertakings and in Particular to Groups 

Brian Harris,“Social Charter”: The Legal Basis  Rolls Royce plc v. Doughty  Istituto Chemioterapico Italiano SpA and Commercial Solvents

Corporation v. EC Commission 

C. Japan and Limited Liability 

J. Mark Ramseyer and Minoru Nakazato, Japanese Law: An Economic Approach 

D. China and the Porous Company 

Tingmei Fu, LegalPerson in China 
Robert C. Art and Minkang Gu, China Incorporated: The First Corporation Law of the People’s Republic of China 

Chuan Roger Peng, Limited Liability in China: A Partial Readingof China’s Company Law of 1994

Chapter 10. Regulating the Conduct of Managers 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain theRegulation of the Conduct of Managers in each regulatory regime; Explain the Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Disclosure in each regulatory regime

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties:

Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Disclosure of Managers

3. Teaching Methods:

Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Stud

A. Approaches to the Regulation of the Conduct of Managers 

1. The Common Law Approach 

a. The United States Restatement(Second) Conflict of Laws 

Melvin A. Eisenberg, Corporate Law and Social Norms 

Comments and Problem 

b. Other
Common Law Approaches 

Bristol and West Building Society v. Mothew 

2. The Civil Law Approach 

a. France and Germany

David J. Berger, Exporting the Twin Towers: The Development of a Transnational Business Judgment Rule 

Thomas J.Andre, Jr., Cultural Hegemony: the Exportation of

Anglo-Saxon Corporate Governance Ideologies to Germany 

b. Japan 

Thomas J. Blackmore and Makoto Yazawa, Japanese Commercial Code Revisions Concerning Corporations 

Hiroshi Oda, Japanese Law 

3. Socialist Approaches 

Kingsley T.W. Ong and Colin R. Baxter, A Comparative Study of the Fundamental Elements of Chinese and English Company Law 

B. Duty of Care 

1. The Common Law Approach 

a. The United States 

Smith v. Van Gorkom 

b. The Business Judgement Rule in the United States 

Gregory V. Varallo & Daniel A. Dreisbach, Fundamentals

of Corporate Governance: A Guide for Directors and Corporate Counsel 

c. Critiques of the Duty of Care and the Business Judgment Rule in the United States 

R. Franklin Balotti, Charles M. Elson, J. Travis Laster, Equity Ownership and the Duty o f Care: Convergence, Revolution, or Evolution?

Franklin A. Gevurtz, The Business Judgment Rule: Meaningless Verbiage or Misguided Notion? 

d. American Statutory Exculpation Provisions  Del. Code Ann. Tit 8, § 102(b)(7) 

Michael Bradley & Cindy A. Schipani, The Relevance of the Duty of Care Standard in Corporate Governance 

e. Other Common Law Approaches 

In re Equitable Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 

2. Civil Law Approaches 

a. The Approach in Germany 

Enno W. Ercklentz, Jr., 1 Modern German Corporate Law 

b. The European Union

Vassil Breskovski, Directors’ Duty of Care in Eastern Europe 

c. A Note on Eastern European Systems 

Vassil Breskovski, Directors’ Duty of Care in Eastern Europe 

d. Japan 

Mitsuo Kondo¯, The Management Liability of Directors 

3. Socialist Approaches 

C. Duty of Loyalty in General 

1. Common Law Approaches 

a. The American Approach 

Guth et al. v. Loft, Inc. 

Nixon v. Blackwell 

b. Other Common Law Approaches 

Bristol and West Building Society v. Mothew 

2. Civil Law Approaches 

Juan M. Dobson, Lifting the Veil in Four Countries: The Law of Argentina, England, France and the United States 

3. Duty of Loyalty in Japan and China 

a. Japan 

Mark D. West, The Pricing of Shareholder Derivative Actions in Japan and the United States 

S. Todd Huckaby, Note: Defensive Action to HostileTakeover Efforts in Japan: The Shuwa Decisions 

b. China 

Robert C. Art & Minkang Gu, China Incorporated: The First corporation Law of the People’s Republic of China

Nicholas C. Howson, China’s Company Law: One Step Forward,Two Steps Back? A Modest Complaint 

D. Duty of Disclosure 

1. The American Articulation of the Duty of Disclosure O’Reilly v. TransworldHealthcare, Inc. 

2. Other Approaches to Disclosure 

Dan Fenno Henderson, Security Markets in the United States and Japan: Distinctive Aspects Molded by Cultural, Social, Economic,and Political Differences

Chapter 11. Fiduciary Duties of Shareholders 

1. Teaching Objective and Requirement: 

Explain Fiduciary Duties of Shareholders in each regulatory regim

2. Teaching Focus & Difficulties: Fiduciary Duties of Shareholders

3. Teaching Methods: Theoretical teaching and Discussions in Groups

4. Review& Assignment: Comment and Questions

5. Assessment Criteria: Examination

6. Assisted Teaching Activities: Thesis Analysis and Case Study

A. The American Common Law Models 

1. A Generally Applicable Shareholder Duty? 

Stanley J. Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc. & Others

Nixon v. Blackwell Shell Petroleum, Inc. v. Smith 

2.Shareholder Duty and Contractual Bargaining  Ingle v. Glamore Motor Sales, Inc., et al. 

B. Statutory Approaches in the United States 

Exadaktilos v. Cinnaminson Realty Co., Inc. 

C.Other Common Law Approaches  Re Saul D. Harrison & Sons plc 

D. The Civil Law Countries and Shareholder Duty 

1. Europe 

Henry P. deVries and Friedrich K. Juenger, Limited Liability Contract: The GmbH 

Sandra K. Miller, Minority Shareholder Oppression in the Private

Company in the European Community: A Comparative Analysis xx CONTENTSof the German, United Kingdom, and French “Close Corporation Problem” 

Juan M.Dobson, Lifting the Veil in Four Countries: The Law of Argentina, England, France and the United States 

Carol L.Kline, Protecting Minority Shareholders in Close

Corporations: Modeling Czech Investor Protections on German and United States Law

2. Japan 

Dan Fenno Henderson, Security Markets in the United States and

Japan:Distinctive Aspects Molded by Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Differences 

S. Todd Huckaby, Note: Defensive Action to Hostile Takeover Efforts in Japan: the Shuwa Decisions  E. Socialist Approaches 

Michael Irl Nikkel, Note: “Chinese Characteristics” in Corporate Clothing: Questions of Fiduciary Duty in China’s Company Law 

A Note on Post-socialist Transitional Economies, the Case of Russia 

Andrei A. Baev, The Transformation of the Role of the State in Monitoring Large Firms in Russia: From the State’s Supervision to theState’s Fiduciary Duties 

IV. The related information about this course In-classtraining vs. after-class learning 3:2 hours per week 3