Checking date: 01/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Commercial Law
Study: Bachelor in Economics (202)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Private Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
To make and follow the subject correctly Business Law is necessary to have previous knowledge or introductory civil law heritage.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1) Knowledge- This knowledge is refered to both theory and practical aspects This includes: -To know the requirements to become a sole trader or a partnership. -To learn the rules to draw up the articles of association -To learn the legal instruments that govern industrial property rights in connection with companies (patents, trademarks, brands, industry designs, among others) as well the advantages and disadvantages of securities. -To examine bankruptcy law applicable in the event of corporate insolvency. 2) Skills: -improving the ability to advise companies -working individually or in team -ability to negotiate 3) Attitudes -Implementation of mandatory law rules related to business corporations -Flexibility of regulatory commercial law 4) Abilities- Possibility of applying theoretical concepts in real situations: partnership agreement, application for registering in the different types of industrial property, learning to write and fill out the documents related to financial securities; how it file bankcruptcy proceeding request.
Description of contents: programme
-The concept of commercial law: characteristics, sources and factors that affect it. -Companies, employers and starts up. -Legal framework of sole traders and partnerships ( requirements) -legal obligations of employers -legal tools to protect trading companies -The theory of trading companies -General partnerships, general and limited partnership, a joint-stock companies -Corporations: general theory -Corporations: bodies and structure changes -Limited liability Companies. Introduction to commercial agreements. General theory of commercial purchasing agreement. -Renewing the commercial agreements: collaboration contracts, financing, transportation and insurance contracts. ,-Introduction to law applicable to currencies and interest rates: letter of exchange, bank checks, promissory notes -Introduction to bankruptcy law: General Theory, principles, bodies, bankruptcy effects, legal remedies, and types.
Learning activities and methodology
Passing the subject will mean that the theoretical concepts have been learnt through master classes, seminars and especifics workshops as well a practical ones ( using practical cases, certificates of incorpation, legal actions and judgments). The subject is made of ETCS. The practical classes and workshops will be up to 40% of ECTS and the theory classes up to 60% of those credists. Anyway, according to the legislation about college degrees. (Implementing higher education European agreements) will be taken in account to set the amounts of student¿s study hours. Both theory and practice will enable students to know the fundamentals of commercial law. Knowledge required to the future of student¿s careers (business management and administration and activities about the corporate strategy among other related to business world). Likewise, the knowledge of these subjects is necessary to understand the rest of especialised subjects contained in the degree.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
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