Advanced corporate law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
- In-depth knowledge of the institutions examined in the course, ability to understand the principles of the system which these institutions are based on;

- capacity for critical analysis and re-elaboration of the acquired notions, as well as their application to concrete cases;

- ability to interpret the legal norms examined in the course, to identify their rationale and to take reasoned positions on the topics covered by the course;

- use of technically rigorous legal language;

- acquisition of a level of learning ability that allows to deal with a high degree of autonomy in the examination of essays intended not exclusively for students
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student who has adequately learned the subject, in addition to having acquired a thorough knowledge of the topics of the course, should be able to make a critical reading of texts intended not for students but for scholars and to develop, on the basis of this reading, autonomous arguments.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The lessons will be held online, using Microsoft Teams, as scheduled in the course timetables. Given the online teaching, the written test will be not carried out during the a.a. 2020/2021. The final text will be exclusively an oral exam.
During the a.a. 2020/2021, hopefully, office hours will take place in person, as usually scheduled. If not possible, due to the Covid-19 emergency regulation, it will take place online using Microsoft Teams, as usually scheduled. In both cases, the appointment has to be defined via e-mail.
Course syllabus
Shareholders' contributions - special categories of shares - loans and segregated assets - financial assistance - share capital - equity and financial structure of the company - invalidity of s.p.a. shareholders' resolutions - directors of s.p.a.: powers, duties, liabilities, division of powers between directors and shareholders' meeting - exit powers of the shareholder - liability of s.r.l. shareholders - groups: in particular, liability for management and coordination - shareholders' agreements in unlisted companies.
Prerequisites for admission
As per the teaching regulation of the degree course; in particular, Institutions of Private Law, Constitutional Law and Commercial Law are preparatory.
Teaching methods
The course is delivered through lectures, which are conducted in a seminar method and trying to provoke the involvement and active participation of the students in the solution of practical cases and in the presentation of some of the essays that are part of the program. The course aims to reconstruct the functional profiles and systemic objectives of the 2003 reform of corporate law, through an in-depth monographic examination of specific institutions within the macro-sectors relating to corporate governance, the dialectic between the control group and minorities, share capital and the equity and financial structure of the company, also with regard to the protection of social creditors and means of financing.
Teaching Resources
C. Angelici, La riforma delle società di capitali, Lezioni di diritto commerciale, Padova, Cedam, ultima edizione;
the following essays - collected in a booklet available at the University's Ariel platform
- in AA.VV., Il nuovo diritto delle società, Liber amicorum Gian Franco Campobasso, diretto da P. Abbadessa e G.B. Portale, Utet giuridica, 2007:
Volume 1:
U. Tombari, «Apporti spontanei» e «prestiti» dei soci nelle società di capitali, pp. 553-578;
M. Notari, Le categorie speciali di azioni, pp. 593-613;
L. Salamone, I «finanziamenti destinati», tra separazione patrimoniale e garanzia senza spossessamento, pp. 877-918;
Volume 2:
A. Stagno d'Alcontres, L'invalidità delle deliberazioni dell'assemblea di s.p.a. La nuova disciplina, pp. 170-216
P. Montalenti, Gli obblighi di vigilanza nel quadro dei principi generali sulla responsabilità degli amministratori di società per azioni, pp. 835-858;
Volume 3:
V. Di Cataldo, Il recesso del socio di società per azioni, pp. 219-255;
V. Meli, La responsabilità dei soci nella s.r.l., pp. 667-699;
G. Scognamiglio, Danno sociale e azione individuale nella disciplina della responsabilità da direzione e coordinamento, pp. 948-971;
Volume 4:
M. Libertini, I patti parasociali nelle società non quotate. Un commento agli articoli 2341 bis e 2341 ter del codice civile, pp. 463-495;
- in AA.VV., Società, banche e crisi di impresa, Liber amicorum Pietro Abbadessa, diretto da M. Campobasso e altri, Utet giuridica, 2014:
Volume 1:
G. Giannelli, Disciplina del capitale, organizzazione del patrimonio, "corretto" finanziamento della società e tutela dei creditori, pp. 479-503;
Volume 2:
G. Guizzi, Riflessioni intorno all'art. 2380 - bis c.c., pp. 1043-1061;
- in AA.VV., Studi in ricordo di Pier Giusto Jaeger, Giuffrè, 2011:
A. Vicari, La nuova disciplina dell'assistenza finanziaria, pp. 645-678.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final test is an oral exam. The evaluation is expressed with a score in thirtieth, with possible laude. Near the end of the course (except as provided for the Covid- 19 emergency period), a written test of profit is carried out, in which only students who have attended at least 80% of the lessons are allowed to participate. It is related to topics dealt with in class and is structured in open questions on practical cases, with the aim of verifying the student's ability to develop articulated and in-depth legal arguments. The oral test is aimed at ascertaining, in addition to knowledge of the notions, the student's dialectical skills.
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Sacchi Roberto
Office hours take place online using Microsoft Teams (team code: nfq9kbh) on Thursdays at 15.15. The appointment has to be defined via e-mail
Online, Microsoft Teams