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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[1/31]  LAW [31/00 - Ord. 2017]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 48


A. Knowledge and understanding:
The course aims to guide students in understanding the fundamentals of European company law with particular regard to:
a) the process of harmonization of company law at European level;
b) the principles regarding the freedom of establishment of companies
c) the circulation of corporate governance models.

B. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
The analysis and discussion of the main decisions of the European Court of Justice will allow to verify how European principles and rules apply in practice.

C. Autonomy of judgment:
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand what is the degree of harmonization of company rules at European level.

D. Communication skills:
The course will try to stimulate, through discussion of cases and materials, the students' ability to present their ideas and points of view.

E. Learning skills:
During the course the student will be guided, through exercises, to acquire an individual study method.


The exam of private law institutions is preparatory to the examination of European company law.
Knowledge of commercial and corporate law in particular is also highly recommended.


1. Harmonization of European company law: company directives and new evolutionary perspectives of European company law.
2. The freedom of establishment of European companies in the interpretation of the Court of Justice.
3. Corporate forms: European society and European cooperative society. The European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG).
4. The circulation of corporate governance models with particular regard to the german and anglo-american models.

Teaching Methods

There are 36 hours of lectures, 12 hours of seminar activities with case analysis and exercises.
Lessons will be held live, but will also be accessible online.
At the beginning of semester, students must choose whether to attend lessons in person or online. The choice cannot be changed for all semester.
Depending on the number of students who choose to attend in person, shifts may be introduced to ensure social distancing.

Verification of learning

Oral examination.
The evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths: the vote will be graded according to the:
a) knowledge of the principles of European company law and its main institutions,
b) ability to understand the harmonization process of company law and its application in practice.
For attending students, part of the exam may consist of short written papers on topics or cases agreed with the teacher.
The highest possible grade is 30\30 and the minimum is 18. Any grade below 18 will be considered insufficient. A grade of 30/30 cum laude presupposes an excellent knowledge of all the topics and ability to put knowledge into practice.
Active participation in lectures and seminars by attending students will also be taken into special account.
If it becomes necessary due to the epidemiological situation, the oral examination can take place on line by connecting to Microsoft Teams platform.


Elisabetta Pederzini (a cura di), Percorsi di diritto societario europeo, IV° edizione, Giappichelli, 2020, pp. 43-377.

With attending students it will be possible to agree on different materials.

More Information

Attending students will be provided with additional materials for exam preparation (for example, lecture slides, doctrine essays, jurisprudential cases) which will partially replace the textbook.

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