00221 - Business Law (D-L)

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  • Teacher Silvia Guizzardi

  • Learning modules Silvia Guizzardi (Modulo 1)
    Francesco Vella (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 15

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)


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

No poverty Quality education Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is giving the students a complete knowledge of company law, negotiable instruments law and bankruptcy law.

Course contents

The regulation of entrepreneurial activity, with specific focus on the following topics:

  • the legal notion of "entrepreneur" and "concern";
  • competition law;
  • joint ventures, associations firms and networks;
  • intellectual property;
  • theory of business organization;
  • partnerships;
  • the joint stock company;
  • the limited liability company;
  • the regulation of listed companies.


For Erasmus students there is no different program


For students of Single cycle Degree:

1) F. Vella, G. Bosi, Diritto dell’impresa e dell’economia, Bologna, Il Mulino, latest edition;


2) F. Vella, G. Bosi, Diritto ed economia delle società, Bologna, Il Mulino, latest edition.

For students of Attività integrative di diritto commerciale: R. Costi, Il mercato mobiliare, Torino, Giappichelli, latest edition (except the chapter no. 6 on the regulation of market structures).

Teaching methods

Lectures aim to make a framework - and to stimulate debates - about the main rules stated by our legal system and the most important tendecies of the authors and of the judges, for every topic.

Propaedeutic exams: Private Law; Constitutional Law.

Assessment methods

The final exam is a written exam. For pandemic reasons it is possible to use EOL+Zoom.


Teaching tools

Students are encouraged to use the Italian Civil Code both during the lectures and while studying for the exam.


The teaching materials will be made available through the "Insegnamenti OnLine" platform (https://iol.unibo.it/).

Students which need compensatory tools for reasons of disability or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) will communicate to the teacher their needs so as to be directed to the dedicated person and arrange on the adoption of the most appropriate measures.

Office hours

See the website of Silvia Guizzardi

See the website of Francesco Vella