00221 - Commercial Law

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Management and Marketing (cod. 8406)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student acquires the knowledge of the essential characteristics of the institutions in the field of enterprises and companies, from their constitution to their extinction. In addition, the student acquires knowledge of the various types of companies and consortia to ascertain how these tools, widely disseminated in Italian economic reality, can be used profusely for the exercise of economic activity (principles, structure and organization). The student will also acquire knowledge of institutions of intellectual and industrial property, competition law, and commercial contracts.

Course contents

Enterprise - Basic knowledge and constitutive elements. Business enterprise; agricultural enterprise; small enterprise. Concept of "azienda" (firm) and regulations applying to its transfer. Distinctive marks of the enterprise: "marchio" (brand), "ditta", "insegna".

Personal companies - Society agreement, different categories. Partnership; general partnership; limited partnership.

Governance - Share-holders meeting; boards of directors; boards of auditors: functions, obligations and liabilities. Different governance schemes: the "dualistic" system and the "monistic" system. Rules applying to the company budget. Procedure of judicial review. Contents and procedure of amendment of the company by-laws. Dissolution and extraordinary operations.

Joint-stock limited partnership - General regulations.

Unlimited joint-stock company - Basic knowledge and establishment procedure. Shares: legal nature and rules applying to their transfer. The company governance. Company assets and related operations.

Cooperative societies - The "mutualistic" goal. Specific rules applying to cooperative in comparison to joint-stock companies. the concept of "mutualita” prevalente". The company governance. Public supervision over cooperatives.



G.F Campobasso a cura di M. Campobasso - "Manuale di diritto commerciale", Torino, Utet, ed. 8, 2022 (with exclusion chapter 18 e 26 and Section III, IV and V)

M. Cian (a cura di), Manuale di diritto commerciale, Torino, Giappichelli, 4 ed., 2021 (with exclusion Section V, VII, VIII, XVII)

F. Galgano, “Diritto commerciale”. Edizione compatta, Zanichelli, Bologna, ultima edizione disponibile. with exclusion c. 15, 19, 20, 25, 26.

Presti, Rescigno, Corso di diritto commerciale, Zanichelli, Bologna, ultima edizione disponibile, with exclusion Lezione V; Lezione VI; Lezione VII; Lezione VIII; Lezione IX; Lezione X; Lezione XI; Lezione XII; Lezione XIII; Lezione XIV; Lezione XV; Lezione XVI; Lezione XVII; Lezione XXXIII; Lezione XXXIV.

Libonati, Diritto commerciale, Giuffré, Milano, ultima edizione disponibile with exclusion c . V, IX.


Teaching methods

Didattica frontale

Assessment methods

The exam is aimed at evaluating the skills and the critical abilities developed by the students.

The exam is oral.

It is not possible to bring books, personal notes or electronic devices in the exam. Registration for the exam is compulsory, and students have to register throughAlmaEsami [https://almaesami.unibo.it/almaesami/welcome.htm] according to the general rules of the School of Economics, Management and Statistics.

The mark is out of 30 points, and the minimum required to pass the exam is 18 / 30.

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