Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0009 (AF:400751 AR:216994)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Surnames Dl-Pas
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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The course is a characterising course of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Economics and Management.
It aims at explaining the enterprise and its different forms (sole proprietorship, partnership, company), and it will focus on the core legal aspects of a business. Company law will be the most significant part of the course.
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 fundamentals of private law.
1. Entrepreneur and enterprise.
2. Business and non-business entrepreneur. The rules set forth for business 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.
Italian Civil Code (updated edition).
- Diritto commerciale, edited by L. De Angelis, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer Cedam, Milan, 2020, chapters: I, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XV (except for paras. 14-16), XVII, XVIII (pages 1-102, 137-396, 431-489, 553-579).
A brief text relative to unfair competition and antitrust is uploaded to the Moodle platform. The study of this text is mandatory.
- Manuale di diritto commerciale, edited by M. Cian, 5nd ed., Giappichelli, Torino, 2023: paragraphs parr. 1-14, 35-42, 43 (I, III, IV), 44, 45 (I, II.1), 46 (I, II.1, II.3, II.4, II.5, III), 47-55, 58 (I, II, IV), 59 (I-IV), 60, 65.

If necessary, additional learning material will be uploaded to the 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.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 01/02/2024