Business law (2020/2021)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Michele De Mari
Michele De Mari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
secondo semestre (lauree) dal Feb 15, 2021 al Jun 1, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to address the study of the subject of the firm (particular case and discipline), of the companies (general definition and functional and organizational types, extraordinary operations), of credit instruments, providing the conceptual and methodological bases for a correct interpretation of the subject and also favoring a holistic approach to the same. At the end of the lessons, the student will have to demonstrate to have acquired a general knowledge of the thematic areas, to know correctly use the specialized legal language, the method and the legal reasoning learned, as well as to know how to combine and apply the legal rules known to derive from them a reasonable rule of judgment of the individual case.


History and origins of commercial law
Features and notions of the enterprise: the system of the law of enterprises, notions and types of enterprises,
organizational models of enterprises.
Rules of activity: competition, intellectual property.
Organization: legal publicity, management and organization, business ongoing concern.
Companies: notion and types of companies; features of the company contract; equity and statutory capital of the company; company and enterprise; for profit and non-profit.
Partnerships: typological and organizational characteristics of the partnerships (“società semplice”, “società in nome collettivo”, “società in accomandita semplice”); incorporation of the partnership; assets, liabilities and unlimited liability; relationships among partners and administration of the partnership; termination of the partners and wind up of the partnership.
Corporations ("società a responsabilità limitata"; "società per azioni"; "società in accomandita per azioni"): typological and organizational characteristics; partnership limited by shares, limited liability company.
Extraordinary transactions
Credit instruments

Teaching methods

The teaching is given through lectures and also with the case method. Through the e.learning platform specific update readings are proposed. The active participation of students in class is positively evaluated.

For non attending-students, the teacher provides support on textbooks and the student reception is always open.

Reading List

M. CIAN (edited by), Manuale di Diritto Commerciale, Giappichelli-Torino, latest edition, (excluding Section 8^ and Section 17^ and Section 5 ^, Capo II);


G.PRESTI - M.RESCIGNO, Corso di diritto Commerciale, Zanichelli - Bologna, latest edition, voll. I e II (excluding commercial contracts and bankruptcy procedures)

Civil Code with related updated to 2021 .

Assessment methods and criteria

The verification of skills, method, concepts, objectives and the specialized language is done, at the end of the lessons, by oral examination on the whole program with a score in thirtieths. There is no intermediate examination.

The single oral test consists in particular of an interview aimed at verifying
- the depth and breadth of knowledge acquired;
- the property of legal language;
- the ability to connect knowledge in a systemic way and to use the normative sources of reference;
- analytical and argumentative skills.

Important: due to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic, we inform you that oral exams can be held electronically in other ways using the Zoom platform. More details will be communicated during the lessons, as well as on the e-learning platform and through appropriate notices.