Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title BUSINESS AND LABOUR LAW MOD.1
Course code ET2025 (AF:213803 AR:103750)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of BUSINESS AND LABOUR LAW
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code IUS/04
Period 3rd Term
Course year 2
Course objectives
The course aims to offer prospective managers of international corporations a legal background on fundamental issues of corporate law. The course will focus on functional aspects, with specific attention to compared law and the law of the European Community regarding corporations.
Introduction to Law
The course will review various theories of corporate governance, examining mechanisms, devices and the position of the various stakeholders and constituencies that may, under different legal titles, become involved (shareholders, managers, creditors, labor, local communities, government, etc.)

The course will then concentrate upon the sources of company law, the distinction between various forms of organizing business, publicly-held and closely-held companies, and the impact of such distinction on the operation of the law. In doing so, the experiences of different legal systems (including Italian and EC law) wil be used as examples to better understand problems and solutions.
Referral texts
The anatomy of corporate law. A comparative and functional approach, by Kraakmann, Armour, Davies, Enriques, Hansmann, Hertig, Hopt, Kanda, Rock, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Further readings will be suggested and made availabe during the course.
Type of exam
Assessment methods
Written, short essay questions.
Teaching methods
Traditional lecturing. Attendance is advised.
Teaching language
The exam is written. Students have to answer to two or three essay questions and can also make a presentation of one of the articles or papers which will be suggested during the course, with a neutral or positive impact on overall grade.
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