cod. 1006319

Academic year 2016/17
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Diritto commerciale (IUS/04)
Type of training activity
84 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to explain the rules that govern the functioning of the individual and collective enterprise, with particular attention to the reasons underlying the choices made by the legislator and verifying the extent to which they give rise to an efficient balancing of the interests involved. Where necessary, the guidelines followed by the case law and the solutions adopted in other jurisdictions will be considered. The goal is to provide the student with the basics of business law and the critical
ability to use them to solve real problems with correct methods.


Knowledge of civil law

Course unit content

The teaching concerns the study of the rule govern the functioning of the individual and collective enterprises, in terms of concepts and disciplines in force.
Once defined the basic concepts, the course will focus on the study of the Statute of the entrepreneur, with particular attention to the disciplines regarding the registration and representation, as well as accounting records and business crisis, to which will be dedicated a special form.
The second part of the course will be directed to the study of rules of collective enterprise, with specific reference to the disciplines that affect the constitution, organization, management and liquidation of the different kind of companies ruled by Italian and European law, including issues such as mergers, groups of companies, shareholders' agreements.

Full programme

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1) M. Cian – Diritto Commerciale, Torino, Giappichelli, 2013 e, in particolare:
- Vol. I with the exception of Sections Fourth and Sixth
- Vol. II with the exception of Section Tenth

2) G.F. Campobasso – Diritto Commerciale, Torino, UTET e, in particolare:
- Vol. I (VII ed.) with the exception of Chapters Sixth, Seventh and Eighth
- Vol. II (IX ed.) with the exception of Chapters Sixth
- Vol. III (V ed.) only Third Part on bankruptcy proceedings

Teaching materials (which do not replace the texts mentioned above) can be downloaded from the section dedicated to them (2011-2012) in the teacher's pages. It is advisable that the study is carried out considering a civil code updated

Teaching methods

Lectures on the main topics of the program
Acquiring independent evaluation skills – case studies
Acquiring learning skills – description of topic and critical examination of legislation applied, main guidelines e case law edited on the matter
Acquiring technical language – legal terminology is explained during the course

Assessment methods and criteria

The final assessment takes place through a single oral exam.
For students attending class it is possible to support a partial one hour written test, consisting of three open questions (one for each of the three macro-themes addressed to class) concerning the first part of the course.
Answers will be assessed overall for knowledge, the ability to apply knowledge, the capacity to communicate with appropriate technical language and terminology, independence of judgment and capacity to learn.

Other information

Additional seminars on topics covered in the course may be held according to the availability of external specialists.
See the professor’s webpage for supplementary material.