Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0009 (AF:284263 AR:161074)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
The course has compulsory subjects and is characteristic of the class of Economics and management.
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 commercial law.
4.2 Critical and dialogical interaction with the examiners during the examination.
Students must know the legal instruments of the private law course.
Entrepreneur and enterprise.
Commercial and no commercial entrepreneur. Agricultural entrepreneur. The rules set forth for the commercial enterprises.
The business.
Trademarks (general principles). Competitive law (general principles).
The bank entity (general principles).
The insurance entity (general principles).
Consortium, e.e.i.g. and other collaboration contracts between enterprises.
The enterprise, in general.
The partnership.
Limited company by shares.
Shareholders’ meeting.
Company’s supervisory bodies (supervisory board, other bodies, statutory audit).
The accounting principles. The reports.
Civil code (updated edition).
AA.VV., Diritto commerciale by Lorenzo De Angelis, vol. I, Cedam, Milan, 2017: chapters I (for trademarks and competitive law, just general principles), II (general principles), III (general principles), IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII (general principles), XIII (general principles), XIV.
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 website.
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.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 26/06/2019