Anno Accademico 2022/2023

  • Docente: Riccardo Ghetti
  • Crediti formativi: 12
  • SSD: IUS/04
  • Lingua di insegnamento: Inglese
  • Moduli: Riccardo Ghetti (Modulo 1) Riccardo Ghetti (Modulo 2) Carlo Meo (Modulo 3)
  • Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 1) Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 2) Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 3)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Laurea in Business and Economics (cod. 8965)

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the Teaching Activities related to the course Commercial Law, students will count with a comprehensive understanding of the main institutions accountable for the corporations and the firms, focusing on their basic characteristics and tasks, from the moment certain commercial regulations are conceived until these same regulations and norms expire. Furthermore, students will be able to acquire and grasp the basic notions about all the different types of firms, consortiums and lobbies, in order to assess and verify how these organizations, which are widespread in the Italian Economic scenario, could be profitably used for the practice of the economic activity (principles, structures and organizations). The International approach to the course Commercial Law sets the platform for a continuous comparative evaluation between Italian commercial law and Italian Industrial legislation versus the international directives on this very field (with a special focus on EU regulation on the subject), also considering international agreements, basic concepts of commercial law and industrial law, taking into careful consideration the antitrust legislation, unfair competition and unfair practices like dumping, misleading communication, the regulation of particularities and all creative activities, regulation of know-how and of technologies as well.


  1. Introduction to Commercial Law
  2. History of Corporate Law
  3. Separate Legal Personality
  4. Limited Liability
  5. Shares and Shareholder Rights
  6. The General Meeting
  7. The Board of Directors
  8. Directors' Duties
  9. Legal Capital
  10. EU competition law policy and economics
  11. Article 101(1)
  12. Article 101(3)
  13. Article 102
  14. Mergers
  15. Introduction to intellectual property law
  16. Patent law
  17. Copyright law
  18. Trademark law


Exam materials will be provided on virtuale.

Metodi didattici

Each lecture will focus on a specific topic. Active student participation is encouraged.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Multiple choice midterm and full exams will take place in person. For further details please see the course eol webpage.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Reading materials will be available for download on virtuale.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Riccardo Ghetti

Consulta il sito web di Carlo Meo


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