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GIM0013134, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
GI2373, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BANKING LAW
Department of reference Department of Private Law and Critique of Law
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MATTEO DE POLI IUS/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/05 Law and Economics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Treviso 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 DE POLI MATTEO (Presidente)
DELLA VEDOVA ILARIA (Membro Effettivo)
LEGGIERI ROSSANA (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: This course is useful for students whose goal is to find a job at 1) law firms specialized in Banking and Financial Law; 2) financial institutions as banks, insurance companies, investment firms and investment funds; 3) Authorities responsible for the supervision of credit institutions, banking crisis management, and investors’ protection.
Therefore, this course aims to give students the basic knowledge about banking business and help them in addressing these topics: 1) What are Banking Law sources, how do they work, and how they differ from other law sources? 2) What is a bank and how does it differ from other financial institutions as insurance companies, investment firms and investment funds? 3) Why do banks have to meet specific capital requirements? 4) Who is responsible for the supervision of banking business at national level and at European level? What’s the point of European Central Bank’s supervision? Who is responsible for the supervision of credit institutions in non-participating Member States? 5) How banks’ crises are prevented and managed? 6) How depositors are protected?
Examination methods: For students who attended at least ¾ of the lectures, it is granted the possibility to split the exam into two parts, both in English language, on a reduced program.
A) The first test will take place in the last class of the Course. It will be a written test, with some multiple-choices questions and a few open questions which will focus on: 1) Banking Law sources (chapter 2 of the reference text); 2) definition and regulation of credit institution (chapter 3 of the reference text); 3) prudential requirements and banking supervision (chapter 4 of the suggested text).
B) The second test will take place during an official session of exam («appello ordinario»). It will be an oral test focusing on the management of banking crisis (chapter 5 of the reference text).
Students who will successfully pass both the tests can consider having passed the exam; the final mark will be the average of the two tests’ results. The registration of the mark will take place exclusively during the official sessions of exams.
For students who attended the class and won’t have attended and/or passed the written test (with a passing mark equal at least to 18/30), the oral test will focus on chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the text.

For students who didn’t attend the lectures, the exam will be an oral test, in English language, during the official sessions of exams. The test will focus on: 1) history of banks and their role in the economy (chapter 1 of the suggested text); 2) Banking Law sources (chapter 2 of the suggested text); 3) definition and regulation of credit institution (chapter 3 of the suggested text); 4) prudential requirements and banking supervision (chapter 4 of the suggested text); 5) banking crisis (chapter 5 of the suggested text); 6) depositors’ protection (chapter 6 of the suggested text).
Assessment criteria: Students will be valued on their knowledge on the topic, methodological rigor, expository clarity and ability to plan rightly the solution to complex questions.
Students will be required to take a critical look on topics and, therefore, they may consult their notes and text during the text.
Moreover, students’ involvement during lectures will be positively evaluated.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on these topics:
1. Credit institutions and their role in the economy.
2. European banking Law sources.
3. Capital requirements and the other prudential requirements.
4. Bank supervision.
5. Bank crisis and its management.
6. Depositors’ protection.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Each CFU corresponds to 6 hours of course in English language (lecture or seminar), to be hold in class.
Comprehension of the topics illustrated during the course will be facilitated by the use of slides.
Further to ordinary tutor activity, no other supporting teaching activities are foreseen.
Assistant Professor Avv. Ilaria Della Vedova ( will be at disposal of students previous contact by e-mail.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students’ notes and other materials given by the Professor are not sufficient to pass the exam. Therefore, students have to focus on one of thesetexts.
Suggested textbook is M. De Poli, Fundamentals of European Banking Law, Wolters Kluwer, 2018; and M. De Poli – Ilaria Della Vedova, A guide to overcoming the exam of European Banking Law, September 2019, available at the Moodle website from the end of September 2019.
Or, alternatively, D. Bush - G. Ferrarini (eds.), European Banking Union, Oxford University Press, 2015. For students who attended the course, the written test will focus on chapters 1 to 6, and the oral test on chapters 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15. For students who didn’t attended the course, the exam will focus on all the 16 chapters of this text.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Matteo De Poli, Fundamentals of European Banking Law. Milano: Wolters Kluwer, 2018.
  • Danny Busch - Guido Ferrarini, European Banking Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)