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  • Teacher Marco Lamandini

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Business Administration (cod. 0897)


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

Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2022/2023

Course contents

General principles of contract law. The international contract: notion and basic concepts. The extraneous element of the international contract. Law 218/1995.

Applicable law and competent jurisdiction. International commercial arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The UNIDROIT principles.

From merchant law to state commercial law. From Indian companies to the Digital Company: 4 centuries between nationalism and liberalism. International trade law today: the law of the international economic order from the establishment of the WTO to the financial crisis and the digital revolution.

What evolutionary lines and prospects for change for international trade law? A new dimension of the integration of commercial relationships? Crisis of WTO negotiations and bilateralism in CETA, TTIP and TCA (Brexit) and the specificity of the Chinese Belt and Road. Legal polycentrism, applicable law or uniform transnational law: how much uniformity and how much competition between legal systems How many corporate rights in the world of the digital economy?

Lex societatis under national law in Europe: freedom of establishment and cross-border mobility of companies. The jurisprudence of the ECJ.

European company law. From harmonization to "European" types: European society. The European cooperative society.

From the failure of the “European” types (proposed by a European private company and S-UP) to the new harmonization (mobility and digital company directive of 2019).

International trade and direct investment. Direct investments between company law and EU law: right of establishment, free movement of capital and golden power regime. The European and national regulations.


  • M. Benedettelli, M. Lamandini, Diritto societario europeo e internazionale, UTET, 2017, capitoli 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14, 16 e 17;
  • N. Abriani, G. Schneider, Diritto delle imprese e intelligenza artificiale. Dalla Fintech alla Corptech, Il Mulino, 2021, read carefully pp. 1-119 and study pp. 119-306;
  • Lamandini, Ramos Munoz, L’emittente digitale, offprint (available on Virtuale);
  • Slides delle lezioni (available on Virtuale);
  • Other materials posted on Virtuale.

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides available on virtuale. The use of these materials in study and preparation for examination is to be considered as complementary and not substitute for the use of the manuals indicated.

There will be testimonies of experts.

If necessary, contact Dr. Francesca Pellegrini at the email address francesca.pellegrin7@unibo.it

Assessment methods

Written exam, multiple choices.

The exam is 30-minutes long.

It is composed of 31 multiple-choice questions.

Each question has 4 possible answers, of which only one is correct.

Each correct answer is worth 1 point. Wrong or missing answers do not entail any penalty.

Those who obtain a mark equal or greater than 18/30 pass the exam.

Optional project work upon agreement, only as an add on to the results of the written exam.

To subscribe to the exam, you must sign up using the AlmaEsami application, with due regard for the deadlines provided.

Those who failed to sign up by the due date are required to report in a timely manner (and in any case before the official closing of the enrollment lists) the problem with the teaching secretariat.

Teaching tools

Available on Virtuale

Office hours

See the website of Marco Lamandini