Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET2001 (AF:359049 AR:188442)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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Business Law is a core educational activity in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Economics, curriculum Economics, Markets and Finance.
The course is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the core aspects of business law, both in a domestic and international perspective.
The course offers a reasoned illustration of the different business organizations and their rules, the harmonization process initiated by the European Union as well as the effects on corporate organizations of regulatory competition and corporate mobility within the EU Single Market. A particular focus will be devoted to the legal framework for corporations.
Participants, upon successfully completing the course, are expected to become acquainted with the basic structure and functioning of business organizations, with a particular focus on corporations, develop analytical tools instrumental to managing a business and making strategic decisions in an informed and effective manner, as well as gain awareness on, and understanding of, the policy options underlying legal provisions, also from a comparative perspective. The course will combine the illustration of foundational legal concepts of business and company law and a reasoned analysis of practical cases.
The teaching method, which envisages in-class interaction, the analysis of case studies, workshops, and group activities, is designed to promote the participants’ critical thinking and develop teamwork skills.
European Private Law ( )

Business Law lays the foundations for a sound understanding of the legal forms available to carry out a business activity in a domestic, European, and international perspective. The main subjects addressed are: sole-proprietorship, partnerships, corporate formation; legal capital; business financing; right and duties of the corporate actors (directors, shareholders, auditors, creditors); bylaws amendments; expansion strategies (mergers and acquisitions); winding up and liquidations.
De Luca, N., European Company Law. Text, Cases and Materials (Cambridge University Press: 2017): chapters 1-16, 19-20.
Other course materials (case studies, journal articles, PPT presentations and legislative material) uploaded to the moodle e-learning platform.
The assessment method is based on a final written exam. The questions will be designed to test both theoretical understanding and practical ability to apply legal notions.
Traditional frontal teaching is supplemented with dialogic discussion in order to stimulate the active role by the students. Particular attention will be also given to the critical analysis of real cases.
PowerPoint presentations, videos, case studies, readings and materials uploaded to the moodle e-learning platform.
In-class group works to encourage active learning.
Students are encouraged to actively attend classes.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 05/09/2022