Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0076 (AF:303762 AR:167685)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Surnames Lb-Z
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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Business and Economic Law is a foundational course of the Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business.
The course aims at explaining the business activity and its different forms (sole proprietorship, partnership). After an in-depth analysis of the structural characteristics of the enterprise, the course is mostly concerned with company law.
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.
1. Entrepreneur and enterprise.
2. Commercial and non-commercial entrepreneur. The rules set forth for the commercial enterprises.
3. Business assets.
4. Trademarks and competition law.
5. The company, in general.
6. The partnership (general partnerships and limited partnerships).
7. Joint-stock companies.
7.1. Financial corporate structure (Shares; Bonds; Assets intended for a specific business affair).
7.2. Shareholders’ meeting.
7.3. Management and supervisory bodies.
8. Limited liability company.
9. Limited joint-stock partnership (general principles).
10. Accounting principles. Reports.
AA.VV., Diritto commerciale by L. De Angelis, 2nd edit., Wolters Kluwer Cedam, Milan, 2020, chapters: I, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIV (hints), XV (except for paragraphs. 14-16, section V), XVII, XVIII.
Civil code (updated edition).

L. DE ANGELIS, Elementi di diritto contabile, 5th edit., Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, Milan, 2019, chapters I and II (paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 10, 11).

Additional learning material will be uploaded to 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:

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: 11/09/2020