International business law (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S003752
Name of lecturer
Mario Furno
Coordinator
Mario Furno
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW
Language of instruction
English
Location
VICENZA
Period
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 1, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The main object of the course is to prepare the students to understand the mechanisms of laws and of business that companies face to enter into cross-border markets and how to draft business agreements to limit or to prevent risks or losses.

Syllabus

The international business is essentially based on both business contracts and the setting up of new entities in cross-border markets.
The good outcome of international business depends on several factors, for example, the knowledge of the foreign market and of the law, and how to approach it.
From the cross-border perspective, the course will analyze the possibility for companies to set up new entities in a market different from their domestic one.
Therefore, the Freedom of Establishment will be studied in depth as well as the main directives and regulations that apply the Freedom of Establishment, and Judgments of the European Court of Justice.
The course will then face the main systems of companies’ governance, particularly the Italian system as well as the German, British, and US systems.
The course will allow the students to understand how to draft up a business contract with the main focus on preventing / limiting litigations in a cross-border context.
The course will deepen some kinds of contracts, developed in a cross-border context, that companies use to prevent or to limit economic risks or losses (e.g. confidentially agreement, guarantees), or to maintain or improve the business (e.g. Consignment stock).
Students will be active part of lessons and of the course itself. Projects will be assigned to students who will examine and present the project by using slides. A written report will be needed as well.
During the course, students will have the chance to attend to in-class symposiums held by the Director of the Vicenza Business Register, by entrepreneurs of very important companies, by foreign Lectures, and by some ex-students who are now supervisors in multinational companies

Assessment methods and criteria

Didactical material will be made available during the course on the e-learning platform
The written report made by the students will be considered part of the final exam and published on the above-mentioned platform.
The exam will be divided into two stages: the first stage will be a written test (based on discussing questions of given subjects), and the second stage will be an oral test.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017