IUS/04 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

1) Knowledge and understanding: this course allows students to learn Company and Business law so they could resolve questions of law interpretation;
2) Applying knowledge and understanding: the student thinks over legal rules and correct interpretation of it, so he is able to know the economics and social function of law;
3) Making judgements: the student can assess practical cases;
4) Communication skills: the student will be able to discuss his thesis with experts;
5) Learning skills: frontal lectures and individual studying allows students to achieve good level of understanding.

Detailed Course Content

The undergraduate course of Company and business law has the following basic contents:
First part (3 CFU)
- The entrepreneur;
- The entrepreneur notion;
- The small entrepreneur, the agricultural entrepreneur, the commercial entrepreneur;
- Legal publications, book-keeping entries and commercial representation;
- Competition;
- Partnerships and companies; Partnerships: the “società semplice”, “the società in nome collettivo”, “the società in accomandita semplice”.
Book titles:

1.AULETTA-SALANITRO, Diritto Commerciale, §§ from 6 to 24, and from 36 to 44. Moreover AA.VV., Manuale di Diritto Commerciale, a cura di Cian, §§ from 35 to 41.


Second Part (3 CFU)

- The company limited by shares;
- Listed companies and financial markets;
- The limited liability company;
- The “società in accomandita per azioni”;
- Transformations, mergers and demergers of entities;
- Professional organization;
- Cooperative companies;
- Profit sharing agreement;
- Banking contracts;
- Insurance Contracts;
- Corporate Financing. Debt and Equity.
Book titles: AA.VV., Manuale di diritto commerciale, a cura di Cian, §§ from 42 to 70 and § 74.


Third part (3CFU)
- Bankruptcy and reorganization of insolvent firms;
Book title:AULETTA-SALANITRO, Diritto Commerciale, §§ from 304 to 377. Moreover AA.VV., Manuale di diritto commerciale, a cura di Cian, §§ 22.III; 23.III; 24.V; 25.V, 26.VII; 27.IV; 28.VI; 29.IX, 30.IV, 31.IV, 32; and pp. XLI-XLIV

Textbook Information

1) G. AULETTA - N. SALANITRO, Diritto Commerciale, last ed., a cura di A. Mirone, Giuffrè, 2015.

2) AA.VV., Manuale di diritto commerciale, a cura di M. CIAN, 4a edizione, Giappichelli, 2021


It is expected to know the legal texts. We recommend an updated legislative collection: eg, DE NOVA, Codice civile e leggi collegate, Zanichelli, latest edition.

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