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COMMERCIAL LAW

CODE 65212
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 9 credits during the 2nd year of 8709 LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (L-14) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/04
LANGUAGE Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 8709 (coorte 2015/2016)
  • INSTITUTIONS OF PRIVATE LAW I 65201
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 65203
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is dedicated to the study of business law under the perspective of contemporary innovation in breakthrough technologies.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The first part is dedicated to some key issues in the legal protection of innovation including the legal protection and exploitation of intellectual property: we will examine the regulation of some disruptive technologies in the field of biotechnology, bioinformatics and Big data.  

The second part examines the fundamentals of Corporate Law with particular attention to the development of an innovative enterprise: limited liability, rights and obligation of key participants in corporate governance, corporate operations such as capital increase, shares transfers, shareholders’ withdrawal from the company, corporate spin offs. We will examine Venture capital agreements and equity crowdfunding, the drafting solutions of corporate bylaws and shareholder agreements designed to balance the interests of different stakeholders of the innovation process

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Legal protection and exploitation of innovation  

  1. From the idea to intellectual property
  2. Some borderline IPRs: secrets and data.
  3. The exploitation of IPRs: technology transfer agreements, IP strategies, information and non information platforms, transaction costs and patent poosl
  4. Regulation of certain fields of disruptive innovation: biotechnology, bioinformatics and Big data.

 

Enterprises and corporations

  1. The regulation of commercial enterprises.
  2. Key aspects of corporate governance
  3. Capital increase and shareholder withdrawals
  4. Transfer of shares and transfer of business
  5. Financing the innovative enterprise: venture capital angreements and equity crowdfunding.
  6. Corporate bylaws and shareholder agreements

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Testi di riferimento: Campobasso, Manuale si diritto commerciale, sesta edizione, UTET 2015 (volume unico) limitatamente alle seguenti pagine: pp. 10-19, 49-58, 63-94, 118-134, 168-215, 233-293, 312-332, 342-355.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA OTTOLIA (President)

GIAN GIACOMO PERUZZO

MICHELE SIRI

LESSONS

Class schedule

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