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 contents summary
The teaching concerns the study of the rule govern the functioning of the individual and collective enterprises.
Once defined the basic concepts, the course will focus on the study of the entrepreneur, with particular attention to assignment of business, IP rights, advertisng and competition.
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 incorporation, 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.
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
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 or written (with multiple answer questions) exam. The honors will be awarded to those particularly deserving students who, in addition to having complied with the requisites necessary to obtain the full evaluation, have overall demonstrated an appreciable systematic knowledge of the topic, a considerable autonomy of judgment, as well as excellent communication skills.
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.