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GIN1031788, A.A. 2012/13

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2012/13
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI TREVISO [999TV]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMMERCIAL LAW 2
Website of the academic structure
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

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ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/04 Commercial Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 04/03/2013
End of activities 15/06/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2013/14 sede Padova 24/10/2013 30/09/2014 BIANCHINI MAURIZIO (Presidente)
MENTI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
MIOTTO LINDA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: "Diritto commerciale" is a pre-requisite for this (seminar) course.
EU Law course is not a pre-requisite for this class, but it is suggested.
Target skills and knowledge:: General information:
The second edition of this optional course is designed as a specific corporate law seminar, and it will be taught in English (since this course has been introduced for the first time in the current Academic year, Italian language may be used occasionally in order to facilitate students). The course's aim is a deeper comprehension of generale principles, doctrines and technicalities of modern corporate law, with a particular emphasis to Italian publicly held corporations, also by means of a comparative approach.
The final test will also be administered in English, by means of either an oral exam or a written essay; however to ease student proficiency in the first edition of this course, during the current Academic year and the next, Italian will be permitted occasionally during the exam (see infra for more specific directions as to the exam policy).
Although all students are welcome to come in and audit the seminar classes, for those who intend to take the exam substantial attendance is required and active participation will be welcome and appreciated.
In order to allow time for advance preparation for each class, a syllabus will be made available to prospective students shortly before the beginning of the second semester (and notice thereof will be given to interested students through the Law School web-site and/or UniWeb).
Course unit contents: Course Topics:
The course is designed to provide law students (with basic knowledge of public law, Diritto pubblico, Private law, Diritto privato I and Diritto privato II, Dirito dell'Unione europea, European law, and Business Organization law, Diritto commerciale) a more aware understanding of the basic corporate law doctrines, also by means of a comparative approach. Topics of discussion will be, inter alia, the foundations of the: limited liability rule (and exceptions thereof, e.g. "piercing of the corporate veil"); legal personality of the corporation; agency theory; corporate structure. In addition there will be a discussion of selected issues on corporate governance, corporate debt and equity financing, officers and directors duties and liabilities and corporate groups; special consideration will be reserved to the discipline of Italian publicly held corporations. Cases will be presented from time to time in order to further explain the specific problems at stake.
Planned learning activities: The Course Syllabus will be made available shortly before the inception of the spring semester.
Textbooks: Kraakman, Armour, Davies, Enriques, Hansmann, Hertig, Hopt, Kanda, Rock, The Anatomy of Corporate Law - second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. edizione "paperback" (acquistabile via o simili per circa 35 euro)
Additional notes about suggested reading:: Instructor contacts: dott. Maurizio Bianchini, ricercatore confermato di diritto commerciale
Dipartimento di diritto privato e del lavoro (Padova, Palazzo del Bo, 3° piano, tel. +39.049.827 3408).
Teaching methods: Each CFU amounts to 8 hours of in-class activity.
Additional seminar classes and workshops, if any, will be announced during the course.
No e-learning is available for this class.
Language used in teaching this class: English
Assessment criteria: Exam Administration and Policy:
The final exam will be an oral test (some occasional use of Italian language will be permitted during the test) consisting of two or three questions, one of which at the student's choice, concerning the course topics; however, students may agree with the instructor to submit and discuss an essay (in English) covering (at least) one of the topics tackled in class. Timing, deadline, specific directions and instructions on legal writing rules and length of the essay would need to be discussed and arranged with the course instructor.
Special leniency will applied in grading students' exam and/or essay in this initial course edition.
Additional and/or different exam policy may be introduced before the beginning of the semester (and appropriate notice to perspective student will be communicated accordingly).
Further information: Il corso si tiene nel secondo semestre.

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