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Liability of Corporate Groups and Networks
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
Corporate groups are pervasive in modern, international commerce. Frequently they are structured in order to avoid or minimise liability for wrongdoing and to protect group assets. In other cases, risky physical processes are contracted out to network participants. This course examines the structures and practices of corporate groups and networks, the problems of externalisation of liability, and legal mechanisms for extending liability among participant entities. Extended liability regimes considered span statute law and common law. Consideration is given also to several important suggestions for development of the law in this area.

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Course Convenor: Prof Christian Witting

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4393V / LL5393V / LL6393V / LLJ5393V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; Research Paper - 80% (6000 words, excld footnotes) [Due: Thurs, 18 Nov 2021 (7pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent. LC1004 Law of Torts
Co-Requisite: LC2008 Company Law

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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