Asia’s Global Law School
The Regulatory State & Sovereign Wealth Funds
Last Updated Date: 1 June 2012
4 Credits, Semester 1
Recent debates have focused particularly on sovereign wealth funds' (SWFs) failure to comply with the corporate rule of law and threat to national interest of recipient states. This course explores the pitfalls and prospects of SWFs, and the impact of politics on the shaping of law. It considers the democratic will of the people, international economic norm of laissez faire, protective and welfare functions of governments, sovereignty of recipient countries and right of development of home countries. It examines the recent interaction between sovereign wealth funds and established international and national actors, and evaluates existing legal regimes. Various oversight regimes for sovereign wealth funds will be proposed.
Course Convenor: Adjunct A/P Lee Ching Ling, Yvonne
Module Codes: LL4185 / LL5185 / LL6185
Contact Hours: 3hr weekly seminar
Workload: 3 hours
Mode of Assessment: Class Presentation/Performance - 40% & Research Paper/Assignment - 60% [Due: Wed 14 Nov 2012 (11pm)]
Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination
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