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Business Law

Module name (EN): Business Law
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008
Module code: BAIBA-230
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

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Curricular relevance:
BAIBA-230 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BAIBA-130 Fundamentals of Law

[updated 05.07.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAIBA-420 International Contract and Competition Law

[updated 15.02.2011]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
The course aims to provide students with deeper insight into the role, function, and structure of key areas of commercial law, and to illustrate the main special provisions of commercial law compared to the German Civil Code (BGB). The part of the course dealing with company law will be used to teach students about the structure of company law and to convey a basic understanding of important (European and German) corporate structures. Students should be able to apply what they have learned to practical cases of interest during the lecture course.

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Module content:
Commercial law:
- Role, function and structure; the concept of ‘merchant’; commercial register
- Company law and rights ensuing from establishing and managing a commercial undertaking
- Commercial staff; selected commercial activities
- Commercial practice and differences to BGB
Corporate law:
- Structure
- Fundamental aspects of the European company forms: European Company (SE) and European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)
- Basic information on the different types of German business undertakings: OHG, KG, AG and GmbH

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lectures with accompanying case studies

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Recommended or required reading:
Klunzinger: Grundzüge des Handelsrechts, 12. Auflage, Vahlen München 2002
Klunzinger: Grundzüge des Gesellschaftsrechts, 12. Auflage, Vahlen München 2002

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