The course aims to highlight the peculiarity of commercial law, in particular with regard to civil law, through the study of its main institutes.The aim of the course is to allow students to acquire tools for understanding the economic phenomena underlying the subject, in order to critically grasp the sense of discipline.
1. The Enterprise 1.1. The commercial law system 1.2. The Enterprise and the activity of the entrepreneur 1.2.1. The economic enterprise and the entrepreneur 1.2.2. Profiles of legal relevance to the economic enterprise: enterprise and business 1.2.3. The enterprise as an economic activity and as a professional activity 1.2.4. Enterprise as an organised activity: enterprise and small business 1.2.5. The family business 1.2.6. The enterprise and the profit motive 1.2.7. The social enterprise 1.2.8. The agricultural enterprise 1.2.9. The notion of enterprise and the so-called shipping company 1.3. The entrepreneur's statute 1.3.1. The General Statutes 1.3.2. Categories of entrepreneurs and individual statutes 1.3.3. Acquisition of the status of entrepreneur and termination of the enterprise 1.4. The entrepreneur's auxiliaries 1.5. Identification of the enterprise 1.5.1. Means of business identifying 1.6. Competition and consumers 1.6.1. Free competition 1.6.2. Competition and market discipline 1.6.3. Unfair competition 1.6.4. Legal and conventional limitations of competition 1.6.5. Misleading advertising and comparative advertising 1.6.6. Unfair commercial practices 1.7. Consortia between entrepreneurs 1.8 The Firm 2. The enterprise collective exercise 2.1. The “società di persone” 2.2. The “società di capitali” 2.3. Transformation, merger and division 2.4. Links between companies and groups 3. The financial market 3.1. Financial market and protection of savers 3.2. Financial products and the call for public savings 3.3. Financial instruments and investment services 3.4. Collective management of savings 3.5. Regulated markets and stock exchange contracts
For Erasmus Students who have chosen the optional exam textbook “N. de Luca, European Company Law, Cambridge University Press, last edition”, the exam program corresponds to the subjects covered in the textbook.
Recommended text for the study of the legal constructs involved in the programme: G. FERRI, Manuale di diritto commerciale, a cura di C. ANGELICI - G.B. FERRI, Utet, sixteenth edition. According to the student’s preferences, using other updated university textbooks is allowed (for instance, to study company law issues, A. Stagno d'Alcontres - N. De Luca, Manuale delle società, Giappichelli, Torino, 2020). It is recommended that students, including non-attendants, study the notes and case study material made available on the portal. In any case, it is necessary to integrate the study of the individual legal constructs with the examination of the Civil Code, the laws concerned and the judgments that will be made available on the portal. Erasmus Students can choose the optional exam textbook “N. de Luca, European Company Law, Cambridge University Press, last edition”. In that case, the exam program corresponds to the subjects covered in the textbook.
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