Business law (2018/2019)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Michele De Mari
Michele De Mari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
secondo semestre lauree triennali dal Feb 18, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to address the study of the firm, extraordinary operations and credit instruments in terms of law, providing the conceptual and methodological basis for a correct interpretation of the business law and favoring a holistic approach to it.


History and origins of commercial law
Features and notions of the enterprise: the system of the law of enterprises, notions and types of enterprises,
organizational models of enterprises.
Rules of activity: competition, intellectual property.
Organization: legal publicity, management and organization, business ongoing concern.
Companies: notion and types of companies; features of the company contract; equity and statutory capital of the company; company and enterprise; for profit and non-profit.
Partnerships: typological and organizational characteristics of the partnerships (“società semplice”, “società in nome collettivo”, “società in accomandita semplice”); incorporation of the partnership; assets, liabilities and unlimited liability; relationships among partners and administration of the partnership; termination of the partners and wind up of the partnership.
Corporations ("società a responsabilità limitata"; "società per azioni"; "società in accomandita per azioni"): typological and organizational characteristics; partnership limited by shares, limited liability company.
Extraordinary transactions
Credit instruments

Teaching methods

The teaching is given through lectures and also with the case method. Through the e.learning platform specific update readings are proposed. The active participation of students in class is positively evaluated.

For non attending-students, the teacher provides support on textbooks and the student reception is always open.

Reading List

M. CIAN (edited by), Manuale di Diritto Commerciale, Giappichelli-Torino, latest edition, 2018 (excluding Section 7^ and Section 16^);


G.PRESTI - M.RESCIGNO, Corso di diritto Commerciale, Zanichelli - Bologna, latest edition, voll. I e II (excluding commercial contracts and bankruptcy procedures)

Civil Code with related updated to 2018 .

Assessment methods and criteria

The verification of skills, method, concepts, objectives and the specialized language is done, at the end of the lessons, by oral examination on the whole program with a score in thirtieths.