Banking, insurance contract, and financial markets law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course is aimed to provide students with the following skills:
- Knowledge and understanding in the field of study. The student will acquire a specific knowledge of contract law in the financial sector, that provides a basis for originality in developing and/or applying ideas mainly in order to solve practical issues.
- Students are requested to apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in contexts related to contract law with specific regard to financial sector;
- Students are requested to develop the ability to gather and interpret relevant data within their field of study to inform judgments and reflections on contract law in the financial context.
- Students are requested to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions regarding contract law to specialist audience, with a specific focus on financial sector;
- Students are requested to develop those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students who have successfully studied the subject will have a detailed knowledge of the topics covered by the course and will develop a method in order to tackle and communicate more specific and complex legal issues than basic elements of private law, with specific reference to the subject covered by the course.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
During the emergency remote teaching, the program is maintained with the following changes necessary for a good online use of the course originally designed for in-class lectures.
Teaching methods

Lectures will be delivered on Microsoft Teams in synchronous mode, at the established times, and will be recorded and available for consultation on the same platform and on the course's ARIEL site. Information on how to access the lessons on Microsoft Teams and other instructions on teaching will be uploaded on the ARIEL site of the course, which is recommended to consult regularly.
If the situation allows it, in compliance with current regulations, lessons can also be held in the classroom (mixed mode); in this case, students will be promptly informed and notified through the course ARIEL website.
In any case, lectures will be recorded and made available to students until the end of the semester.

Program and reference material

The syllabus and reference material for the course are unchanged.

Exams and evaluation criteria

The methods of verification of learning and the evaluation criteria will not change.
The examination will take place in oral form on the Microsoft Teams platform.
If the epidemic situation allows it, consistent with the availability of classrooms and the respect of the necessary security conditions, the exam will be held in the classroom.
However, the possibility of conducting the exam remotely will be ensured for students who are in the condition of not being able to move from their place of residence and / or domicile.

More precise indications and updates will be available on the Ariel website of the course, which should be consulted regularly.
Course syllabus
The course covers contractual transactions typical of the financial sector (banking, insurance and investment services), which will be examined from the perspective of private law.

In particular, the course focuses on banking contracts transparency; bank account; bank deposits; payment services; bank loans; consumer credit; leasing; cash advance; factoring; safety deposit boxes; insurance contracts; investment services contracts; derivatives.
Prerequisites for admission
According to didactic regulation of the Course of Law, Private law, Constitutional law
Teaching methods
Learning activities consist of 63 hours of lectures held by the Professor.
Teaching Resources
Piraino-Cherti (a cura di), I contratti bancari, Giappichelli, 2016, Introduzione capitoli da I a VIII, X, XII, XIII .
Volpe Putzolu, Manuale di diritto delle assicurazioni, XI ed., 2016, Parte III, capitoli XV-XXIII.
Further information on coursebook regarding investment services contracts will be provided in class and on Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The aforementioned skills are verified through an oral exam. Further details on the evaluation and the access to oral examination are provided upon a request.
IUS/01 - PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Friday - 10:30 am
dipartimento di diritto privato e storia del diritto - 1 piano
Wednesday, h. 14.15
Private Law and Legal History Department