Basis of commercial law [Cognomi P-Z] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00388
Name of lecturer
Bernardo Calabrese
Coordinator
Bernardo Calabrese
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the participants with the knowledge of juridical vocabulary, of the fundamental basis of private law, that are necessary to properly understand commercial law, and of the main aspects of company and commercial law. The goal is to provide the juridical knowledges that are essential to be able to work in companies, also in tourism field. During the course, particular attention will be paid to reading and examining the Civil Code and to learning how to interpret laws. At the end of the course, students shall have acquired adequate awareness of the fundamental rules governing companies and enterprises as well as of the interests protected by such rules.

Syllabus

Part 1
The concept of law and rule of law; the interpretation of law.
Natural persons and legal entities.
Obligations and contracts.

Part 2
The concept of entrepreneur; different categories of entrepreneurs.
Business and business transfer.
Unlimited and limited partnerships.

Part 3
Corporations: incorporation, corporate governance, audit, balance sheet.
Limited liability companies.
Cooperative societies.


Teaching methodology
Lectures aim to analyze main basics of business law, links between rules and protected interests. In order to make it easier for students to understand operational dimension of rules, we will often use case-law.



Bibliography

Part 1
F. Galgano, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Padova, CEDAM, last issue: capp. I, II (par. 1,2,3), III (from par. 1 to par. 5), IV (par. 1,2,3), V (par. 1,2), VI (par.1,4,5), IX, X, XI, XII, XIII (par.1,2), XIV, XV, XVI (par.1,2,3), XIX (par.1,4), XXI (from par. 1 to par. 4), XXIII
or:
M. Nuzzo, Introduzione alle scienze giuridiche. Norme – Soggetti – Attività, Giappichelli, Torino, ult.ed.: Capitoli 1 (sez. I), 2, 3, 4, 5 (sez. I, II, III), 6 (sez. IV)

Part 2
M. Campobasso, Manuale di diritto commerciale, Torino, UTET, last issue, capp. I-V, VI (par. 1,2,9), X-XII
or:
G. Meruzzi, Complemento di diritto commerciale, Egea, 2016: capp. 2-8, 9 (par. 9.1), 13,15-20

Part 3
M. Campobasso, Manuale di diritto commerciale, Torino, UTET, last issue: capp. XIII,XIV, XVI, XVII (from par. 1 to par. 24), XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV (from par. 1 to par. 14)
or:
G. Meruzzi, Complemento di diritto commerciale 2, Egea, 2018: capp. 2-4, 7-18 (da par. 18.1 a par. 18.5)

It is necessary to study also Civil Code rules mentioned during classes and in the textbooks.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Giovanni Meruzzi Complemento di diritto commerciale, vol. 1 (impresa, società in generale, società di persone) e vol. 2 (società di capitali e cooperative) - Seconda edizione (Edizione 2) Egea 2019
F. Galgano Istituzioni di diritto privato CEDAM 2013
G. Campobasso Manuale di diritto commerciale UTET 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be an oral exam concerning the whole subject. Through three or four questions, the exam aims to check the knowledge of rules and the proper use of technical language. Marks are expressed in thirtieths.