91417 - Financial Markets Law

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Sergio Gilotta

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Legal Studies (cod. 9062)

Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course unit, students: - possess an in-depth knowledge about the legal regime applicable to financial operators and relevant swap transactions, against the background of the applicable international and supranational legal instruments; - are thus able to understand financial operators’ behaviour in a given political and economic context, and to envisage its impact on the regulatory framework concerning the functioning of financial markets.

Course contents

The course offers an overview of the structure and main features of EU financial regulation, along with an in-depth examination of some of its main pillars. Topics covered by the course are the regulation of securities offerings, investment firms and investment services, investment funds, securities markets.


As a basis for the preparation of the exam, students may use the following textbook:

- M. Haentjens and P. de Gioia Carabellese, European Banking and Financial Law, London-NY, Routledge, last edition

Additional materials will be indicated at a later stage

Teaching methods

Class lectures held by the course teacher. Active class participation is strongly encouraged.

Assessment methods

Written in-class exam based on multiple-choice and open questions

Teaching tools

The teacher will used slides in support of the lecture. Slides will be made available to students via the course website, usually the day before the class.

Office hours

See the website of Sergio Gilotta