COURSE TITLE: LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE: SBRM6060
Businesses operate in a global environment and are increasingly exposed to changes in laws and regulations not only in their home country, but in foreign jurisdictions. In managing enterprise risks, practitioners must be mindful of key legal concepts and their interpretation in different legal systems. Decision-makers must be aware of the necessity of establishing mechanisms for obtaining appropriate local and foreign legal counsel, when engaging in foreign market entry through non-equity or equity modes (Foreign Direct Investments) or in creating strategic Alliances and Networks. Foreign trade transactions also have implied legal risks should there be a disagreement. Firms are exposed to litigation risk arising from liabilities incurred in various transactions with businesses or individuals or from Regulatory Institutions. The latter may result from failure to comply with local or foreign Laws and Regulations.
The Course will look at the legal relationships between firms, the state and the wider society and will examine the legal and regulatory environment that business organizations face in Caribbean societies and globally; and the implications for identification, management and mitigation of legal and regulatory risk.