32355 - Bankruptcy Law

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have a complete knowledge of Italian bankruptcy law.

Course contents

Modulo I

The concept of entrepreneur in the bankruptcy law.

The artisan and small entrepreneur.

The concept of insolvency: the economic crisis of the company.

The individual and bankruptcy procedures.

The objective and the subjective assumptions of failure.

The judgment declaring the bankruptcy.

The organs of the failure.

The effects of bankruptcy on personal and property relations.

The system of the claw, claw-relationships between actions and simulation.

The causes of pre-emption: privileges, pledges and mortgages. A determination of liability.

The bankruptcy closing.

The arrangement with creditors.

The reform of bankruptcy


Modulo II

The bankruptcy Agreement.

Debt restructuring agreements

Consolidation Certificate Plans

The liquidation administrative forced

The extraordinary administration of the large insolvent enterprises



A. Nigro, D. Vattermoli, Diritto della crisi delle imprese, Le procedure concorsuali, Il Mulino, Bologna, 5 ed., 2021 (excluded cap XXII e XXIII)

G. Fauceglia, Il nuovo diritto della crisi e dell'insolvenza (d.lgs. 12 gennaio 2019, n.14), Torino, 2019

M. Cian (a cura di), Diritto commerciale II. Diritto della crisi d'impresa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2019 (con esclusione § 14 e 15)

M. Sandulli, G. D'Attorre, Manuale delle procedure concorsuali, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016 (con esclusione Sezione VII, IX, X, XI)

C. Cecchella, Diritto fallimentare, CEDAM, 2015 (con esclusione dei capitoli 12 e 15)

A. Nigro, D. Vattermoli, Diritto della crisi delle imprese, Le procedure concorsuali, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2021 (con esclusione Capp. XXII e XXIII)

L. Guglielmucci, Diritto fallimentare, Giappichelli, Torino, VI ed., 2014 (con esclusione delle Parti Terza e Quarta)

C. Modenese, D. Pasquariello, N. Soldati, Il fallimento e le procedure negoziali di soluzione della crisi, Gruppo 24 Ore, 2015

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures

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 through AlmaEsami [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.

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Nicola Soldati

See the website of Elena Bernardi