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The Law and Economics of Public Companies / Kapitalmarktrecht und seine ökonomischen Grundlagen (V) & (SU)

Course Level

intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year

Module Language


Module Classification

This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.

Module Type and Contact Hours

Lecture & seminar (4 hrs per week altogether in the first half of the lecture period) [to be confirmed]
both courses are mandatory!


7,5 (if exam in the seminar has been passed and both parts of the course have been attended regularly)

Teaching Mode

We expect face-to-face teaching.


This module will probably be available once a year, rather in the winter than in the summer term.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

You will find both parts of this course in our electronic course catalogue under the German course title "Kapitalmarktrecht und seine ökonomischen Grundlagen".

Module Content

Listed companies have been at the heart of the corporate governance debate for the past decades. These companies tend to be economically important and well known. But they also raise complex governance challenges because of their broad and diverse shareholder base. The course will look at these major companies and the inherent agency conflicts between company insiders (management, controlling shareholders) and outside shareholders. From a legal perspective, this raises important issues under corporate law and securities regulation. The course will look into both the economic and legal aspects.

[to be confirmed]

Restricted Enrollment

no (that means that everyone who signs up for this course in time can take part in this course)

Course Registration

via Campus Management

registration period for the seminar: 1 October 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 November 2024

Please register for the seminar under "Study Program for Exchange Students - Module [to be announced]".

This course will be listed under the German course title "Kapitalmarktrecht und seine ökonomischen Grundlagen (SU)".

registration for the lecture: 1 October 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 November 2024

Please sign up for the lecture

  • either under the module "Fakultatives Lehrangebot im SB 3" [to be confirmed]
  • or under the module "Fakultatives Lehrangebot im Aufbaubereich" [to be confirmed]

This course will be listed with the German course title "Kapitalmarktrecht und seine ökonomischen Grundlagen (V)".

Please sign up for both parts of the module, the seminar and the lecture!

De-Registration from this Module

via Campus Management

Please make sure that you drop two courses, the lecture and the seminar.

regular drop period: 1 October 2024, 9 a.m. - 1 November 2024

After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.

Type of Exam and Exam Period

Visiting students from the Law Department will have to submit three reaction papers about the content of three seminar classes. The reaction papers will be due during the teaching period. The submission dates will be announced in class.

When you look at the seminar in the electronic course catalogue, you will find an exam date on [to be announced]. This is only for the degree-seeking students from the Economics Department, not for international exchange students from the Law School!

[to be confirmed]

Registration for the Exam

Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.

De-Registration from the Exam

Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).

Grade Release

via Campus Management