The course of European Business Law is aimed at students choosing a concentration in “Diritto ed economia delle imprese e dell’innovazione.” As the course will be held in English, this is also designed for Erasmus or other foreign students visiting Luiss University, Faculty of Law, for one or more semesters.

The course aims at giving an insight into European Business Law, thus particularly focusing on Company Law and Competition Law of the European Union. The course is divided into two parts: Part I – European Company Law (N. de Luca); Part II – European Competition Law (U. Patroni Griffi).

Lectures basically focus on EU Directives and Regulations, and on EU case-law. Moreover, lectures will address those issues arising in the international and comparative  debate which lead or have led the EU Commission to making proposals for a new (or amendment to the existing) legislation.
Students are required to be familiar with basic company law and competition law principles of their country of origin, and with the TFEU, EU Directives and Regulations. All are asked to demonstrate ability in communicating in English on legal issues.
Students are not permitted to use non-English materials or textbooks, and are encouraged to address to the  instructors in English.

12-02 (NdL):

Intro          The Origins and Future of European Company Law (Ch. 1-4).

Intro          The Origins and Future of European Company Law (Ch. 1-4).


13-02 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Freedom (and freedoms) of establishment (Ch. 5);

Lecture 2    Primary establishment and related case law (Ch. 5).


19-02 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Introduction to competition law, main principles of economic theory, basic concepts of competitions models

Lecture 2    Definition of undertaking in competition law


20-02 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Secondary establishment and related case law (Ch. 6);

Lecture 2    New legislative trends (Ch. 7).


26-02 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Definition of undertaking in competition law. Distinction between undertaking and other activities. Case analysis on the concept of undertaking. Single economic entity theory.

Lecture 2    Case analysis


27-02 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Cross-border insolvency: principles (Ch. 20);

Lecture 2    Cross-border insolvency and related case law (Ch. 20).


04-03 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Art. 101 TFUE. Agreements, decisions and concerted practices.

Lecture 2    Case analysis


05-03 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Formation of a NewCo and related case law (Ch. 8);

Lecture 2    The Formation of an SE         (Ch. 9).


11-03 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Art. 101: cartels and other infringements

Lecture 2    Case Analysis.


12-03 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Legal capital: an introduction. Capital formation (Ch. 10).

Lecture 2    Capital maintenance rules (Ch. 11);


18-03 (UPG):

Lecture 1    Art. 101.3 TFUE the exception to the prohibition in Art. 101.1. Reg. 1 2003.

Lecture 2    Case Analysis.


19-03 (NdL)

Lecture 1    Serious Losses and Recapitalize or Liquidate Rule (ROL) (Ch. 11);

Lecture 2    The EU accounting rules (Ch. 12).


25-03 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Art. 102 TFUE. The relevant market and the definition of dominant position.

Lecture 2    Case analysis


26-03 (NdL):

Lecture 1    Corporate Governance: an introduction (Ch. 13);

Lecture 2    Corporate Governance in a comparative review (Ch. 13).


01-04 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Art. 102 TFUE. Non pricing practices; Pricing practices

Lecture 2    Case analysis.


02-04 (NdL)

Lecture 1    Systems of Management and Control (Ch. 14);

Lecture 2    Corporate Control and Statutory Audit (Ch. 14).


08-04 (UPG)

Lecture 1    The public enforcement of art. 101 and 102 TFUE, commitments and fines

Lecture 2    Leniency programs



Easter break


15-04 (UPG)

Lecture 1    Mergers Control.

Lecture 2    Case analysis.


16-04 (NdL)

Lecture 1    General Meeting (Ch. 15);

Lecture 2    The Shareholders’ Meeting Procedure (Ch. 15).


22-04 (NdL)

Lecture 1    Protection of Minorities and Equal Treatment of Shareholders (Ch. 16);

Lecture 2    The Golden Shares Case Law (Ch. 16).


23-04 (NdL)

Lecture 1    Capital markets (Ch. 17);

Lecture 2    Takeover regulation (Ch. 18).


29-04 (UPG)

Lecture 1    test competition law

Lecture 2    test competition law



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