Lectures on Corporate Governance – School of American Law (SAL) – Gdansk, Poland – January 21-23, 2011

On January 21-23, 2011 Geoffrey Mazullo, Adjunct Professor, School of American Law (SAL) – Gdansk, delivered a series of lectures on corporate governance as part of the eighth edition of the School of American Law – Gdansk organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdansk and Chicago-Kent College of Law.

20 students attended the lectures. During the three days, the following topics were covered:  corporate governance models (including the Anglo-US, German, Japanese and Polish models); disclosure regimes; the legal and self-regulatory framework for corporate governance; monitoring of corporate performance by institutional investors; the rights and responsibilities of corporate organs, including the annual general meeting of shareholders, management and the board; shareholders’ rights; the use of governance information by shareholders and stakeholders; and reporting on governance indicators.

Students were exposed to practical and theoretical aspects of corporate governance in several jurisdictions by analyzing a number of case studies about real companies (in France, Poland, Sweden and the United States).  Each of the case studies contained elements related to one or more of the above-mentioned topics.

To download the lecture materials, please click on the links below:

Agenda – Lectures on Corporate Governance – SAL – January 21-23, 2011.pdf

Session 1 – Case in Point – January 21, 2011.pdf

Sessions 2 and 3 – Three Models of Corporate Governance – January 21-22, 2011.pdf

Three Models of Corporate Governance – January 2009.pdf

Session 4 – Case Study – Proposed Merger of Volvo and Renault – January 22, 2011.pdf

Session 4 – Handout – January 22, 2011.pdf

Session 5 – Corporate Governance in Poland – January 23, 2011.pdf

Session 6 – Case Study – Elektrim SA – January 23, 2011.pdf

Bibliography – January 2011.pdf