Specific topics of enterprise and financial laws are selected for discussion. Cases and articles will be provided at the beginning and/or during the semester. The professor will introduce the theme and regulatory framework at the beginning of each topic. Afterwards, students will have opportunities to present the assigned reading and participate discussions. Our focus in the fall semester 2014 was on corporate insiders and responsible persons. In the spring semester of 2015, the focus was on the selected issues regarding executive compensation, disputes arising from director election, removal of directors, the appointment and removal of auditors and shareholder proposals, etc. In the fall of 2015, we studied corporate personhood, corporate theories. In the Spring of 2016, we discussed the global financial regulations. In the fall of 2016, we focused on relevant issues surrounding closely held business associations. In the spring of 2017, we focused on the evolution of financial regulatory regime and reform after the global financial crises and the development of fintech. We also focus on the syndicated loan market and related issues. In the fall semseter of 2017, we focus on corporate wrongdoing, legal compliance program, regulation of nonbank financial institutions and update of insider trading law. In the Spring 2018, we selected topics related to the securities fraud litigation, impact of US Supreme Court judgments on the pleading in securities litigations, arbitrations and secured transactions. In the Fall 2018, we select topics related to three major aspects: (1)topics releated to the most recent Company Act amendment (July 2018); (2)corporate restructuring and finance; and (3)issues and reform of personal property secured transaction (focus on the prospects of Taiwan's reform, UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, and UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions).
Students will choose the topic they are interested in the first class and to make presentations at designated class. Professor will guide the discussions following student's presentation.