Lectures on Corporate Governance – School of American Law (SAL) – Kharkiv, Ukraine – March 9-11, 2012

On March 9-11, 2012 Geoffrey Mazullo, Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, delivered a series of lectures on corporate governance as part of the second edition of the School of American Law (SAL) – Kharkiv organized by Chicago-Kent College of Law and Inyurpolis Law Firm.

15 students attended the lectures. During the three days, the following topics were covered:  corporate governance models (including the Anglo-US, German and Japanese 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; and the use of governance information by shareholders and stakeholders.

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, India, Japan, Poland, Sweden and the United States).  Each of the case studies contained elements related to one or more of the above-mentioned topics.