Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0009 (AF:253338 AR:170638)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
The course is a basic one in Bachelor's Degree in International Trade and Tourism.
It aims at explaining the business activity and its different forms (sole ownership, partnership). The legal aspects of the enterprise will be illustrated and highlighted. Company law represents the main part of class lessons.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 Knowledge of the business activity in both forms of sole ownership and partnership.
1.2 Knowledge of the legal aspects of the business activity.
1.3 Knowledge and analysis of the organisational and functional structure of commercial companies.

2. Applied skills of knowledge and understanding
2.1 Capability of distinction of the various figures of entrepreneur on the basis of nature, dimension and form of the activity.
2.2 Capability of identification of the proper rules for every figure of entrepreneur.
2.3 Comprehension of the various forms of enterprise from the point of view of organisation and functions.

3. Evaluation
3.1 Comprehension of the text of the law.
3.2 Capability of evaluation of the legal consequences of every enterprise’s form choice.
3.3 Capability of balancing the different interests concerning the business activity in sole ownership and in partnership.

4. Communication skills
4.1 Proper reporting of the specific features of business law.
4.2 Critical and dialogical interaction with the examiners during the examination.
Preliminary course: Private law -
Entrepreneur and enterprise.
Commercial and no commercial entrepreneur. Agricultural entrepreneur. The rules set forth for the commercial enterprises.
The business concern.
Trademarks (hints). Competition law (hints).
Banks and insurance companies (hints).
Consortium, e.e.i.g. and other collaboration contracts between enterprises.
The partnership.
Limited company by shares.
Shareholders’ meeting.
Company’s supervisory bodies (supervisory board, other bodies, statutory audit).
The accounting principles. The reports.
Amendments of the certificate of corporation (hints).
Withdrawal right (hints).
Partnership partly limited by shares.
Limited liability company.
Civil code (updated edition).
AA.VV., Diritto commerciale by Lorenzo De Angelis, vol. I, Cedam, Milan, 2017: chapters I (for trademarks and competition law, just hints), II (hints), III (hints), IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII (hints), XIII (hints), XIV, XV.
L. DE ANGELIS, Elementi di diritto contabile (IV edit.), Giuffrè, Milan, 2015, chapters I and II.
Additional learning material (such as doctrine articles, judgements, etc.) will be posted on the teacher’s Moodle platform.
The final exam consists exclusively in an oral test in order to verify the knowledge and comprehension of the course contents, the proper reporting of them and the ability of consulting legal texts.
Frontal lecture and teacher-students interaction.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments

Ca' Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 26/06/2019