EU Regulation of Listed Companies

Course content

The regulation of listed companies within the EU is increasingly done by EU-law either directly by regulation or indirectly by directives. By definition, this EU-regulation is identical within the EU and the course aims to provide an understanding of this body of law that enables the students to understand the main tenets of the law applicable to listed companies in all Member States. Focus is on EU law, not national law, but understanding the demands of EU company law also enables the student to understand both limitations on national law brought about by European law and the possibilities for innovation and adaptation available within national law  The course covers the central areas of regulation of listed companies such as company law, corporate governance, listing and prospectuses, takeovers, and market abuse.


Learning outcome


  • Knowledge of the regulation of listed companies, notably in respect of company law, corporate governance, listing and prospectuses, takeovers, and market abuse.
  • Knowledge of the main considerations behind the regulation of listed companies.
  • Knowledge of fundamental EU law on legislation, supervision, and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of the structure and competences of EU legislative, supervisory and judicial authorities



  • How to work with EU-law on listed companies
  • How to identify and analyse relevant sources of EU-law on listed companies



  • The student will be able to advise on the application of EU law on listed companies, work with compliance or work in a public capacity as supervisor or judge.

Group work and presentation on court cases. Online quiz. Writing a test exam and debating it afterwards.

A. Vicari, European Company Law (2021, de Gruyter).

Supplementing material is available for the course.

Continuous feedback during the course
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

Online quiz with instant feedback. Presenting court cases in class. Writing a test exam that is afterwards debated in class.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
Type of assessment details
Written exam, 4 hours with invigilation
Only certain aids allowed

The following websites are permitted to access during the exam:

Digital Exam:  


Ministry of Taxation:

The Danish Parliament:



Gyldendal's dictionaries:

The EU Court of Justice website:

Danish courts ' website:

EURLEX, which is the EU legal database:

The Danish Parliament for legislation and legislative processes:

The Danish FSA website, which contains legislative material and administrative decisions:

The Danish business authority, which is as No. 4:

Esma'S website, which also contains legal material and guidelines (i.e. instructions):

EBAs website, as No. 6:

EIOPAs website, as No. 6:

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 178,25
  • Seminar
  • 28
  • English
  • 206,25


Course number
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice

1 semester

  1. Students enrolled at Faculty of Law or holding a pre-approval: No tuition fee
  2. Professionals: Please visit our website  
Please see timetable for teaching hours
Contracting department
  • Law
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator
  • Jesper Lau Hansen   (17-5772807d727f3b596e823b556e7b80727b4d77827f3b78823b7178)
Saved on the 28-10-2022

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