23473 - Co-operation Law

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide the student with a complete preparation on the Italian law of cooperative societies and other non-profit organizations, with particular emphasis on the principle of mutuality also prevalent within company law. At the end of the course the student is able to: - provide consulting services to cooperative societies and public and private bodies; - identify and select the most appropriate association structure for the pursuit of non-lucrative economic activities in compliance with the principles of cooperative democracy and variability of social capital; - use the various tools that the right of companies and non-profit organizations provides for the optimization of business results also in the mutual and non-lucrative field.

Course contents

The new prevalent and non-prevalent mutuality; Criteria for the definition of prevalence; The constitution of the cooperative; The contributions; Relationships with members; Responsibility for social obligations; The patrimonial rights of the members; Soci cooperatori and soci funders; Shares and units and their transferability; Withdrawal of the member's exclusion and death, quota clearance; Social bodies: assemblies; administration and Control; the reserves; And refreshments; The parity group; The amendments to the instrument of incorporation; Transformation merging and splitting; Consortia


Suggested texts to be used: updated civil code; Published didactic material

Teaching methods

The lessons are performed frontally with the help of slides

Assessment methods

Verification of learning is done by oral examination of the students

Teaching tools

Lessons will be held frontally with the help of teaching material, in particular slides

Office hours

See the website of Rosa Vecchi