Comparing Corporate Law in Canada & the US: Lecture by Camden Hutchison

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St)

The Centre for Business Law presents: 

Comparing Corporate Law in Canada & the US

Lecture by Camden Hutchison, Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law

Although American and Canadian corporate law share many similarities, they are also marked by important differences.  One major difference is that while the landscape of American corporate law is dominated by the state of Delaware, Canadian law has been influenced instead by federal legislation.  Assistant Professor Hutchison's lecture will explore the history of this difference by focusing on two questions.  First, why did federal corporate law never emerge in the United States?  Second, and equally important, why is there no Canadian Delaware?

Lunch will be provided. 

This event qualifies for 1.0 CPD credit.