Topic outline

    • Commercial Law, diciembre 2012 (update febrero 2016)

  • Introduction


    • UPCT

      María del Mar Andreu Martí
      Irene Escuin Ibáñez

      Departamento de Ciencias Jurídicas

      Área de Derecho Mercantil

      Titulación en la que se imparte: Grado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas

      Diciembre, 2012 (actualizada febrero 2016)

    • Commercial law regulates the concept of entrepreneur, the rights, duties and responsibilities involved in and the different institutions or contracts which are used in order to develop a commercial activity.

      In this course we will focus on the concept of entrepreneur and the different ways in which an entrepreneur can act in trade as a single individual or as a company. We will study the different types of companies paying special attention to public and private limited liability companies since both are the types of companies most used in trade.

      Finally we will analyze the different methods of payment used in commercial relationships. We will focus the interest on the letter of exchange, its main functions and the way in which it circulates.

      Location on the study plan
      The subject "Commercial Law" is offered during the second quarter of second year of the Degree program in Business Administration and Management

      Description of the course. Adaptation to the professional profile
      The subject "Commercial Law" is divided in 4 didactic units and 15 lessons: concept and sources of Commercial Law (lesson 1); businessman and enterprise (lesson 2); commercial companies (lessons 3 to 4) and trade securities (lesson 15).
      The knowledge gained by the students in this course will be helpful in the development of their professional activity as a way of detecting and solving legal problems which may arise in a business context.

      How it relates to other courses Prerequisites and recommendations
      The subject "Commercial Law" is included in the modul "Business Private Law" together with the subjects "Introducción al Derecho patrimonial", "Derecho del trabajo" and "Derecho privado de la empresa".
      There is no prerequisite. Nevertheless a previous legal knowledge acquired in the subject "Introducción al Derecho patrimonial" is recommended.

      Students with special needs
      Any student who has particular circumstances and may require special resources should let the professor know at the beginning of the quarter

      Specific skills to be gained through the course
      a) Ability to understand the importance of the Law as a way of regulating social and economic relationships
      b) Ability to perceive our legal framework as a whole and the need of a multidisciplinary approach to each legal case
      c) Ability to read, understand and interpret legal cases
      d) Knowledge and understand of the main institutions of Private Law related to the enterprise
      e) Knowledge and understand of legal language and legal concepts
      f) Ability to identify legal issues in a social and economic context
      g) Ability to implement legal requirements in the organization of commercial activities
      h) Ability to understand the legal organization of economic institutions and enterprises
      i) Ability to forsee the legal consequences of a business project
      j) Ability to use properly legal sources in order to solve legal cases which may arise when developing commercial activities

      General / Transversal Skills
      G01 Ability to analyze and summarize
      G02 Ability to organize and plan
      G03 Oral and written communication in the native language
      G04 Oral and written communication in a foreign language
      G06 Ability to search for and analyze information from different sources
      G07 Ability to solve problems

      G09 Ability to work as a team
      G11 Ability to work in an international context
      G14 Ability to critique and self-critique
      G15 Ethical commitment at work

      G17 Auto-didactic skills
      G23 Sensitivity towards environmental and social issues

      G24 Ability to put the knowledge into practice
      G25 Ability to search for information and do research

      Results expected from the learning
      At the end of the course the student should be able to:
      1.- Locate the Commercial Law in our legal framework, knowing and understanding its concept and content
      2.- Know and understand the main legal institutions regulated by the Commercial Law which are applicable to the development of commercial activities
      3.- Recognize the commercial nature of those legal problems which may arise in the enterprise and apply the knowledge gained to reach a solution
      4.- Understand the legal terminology used in legal texts and use it properly when writing or speaking in both Spanish or English
      5.- Know how to search legal bibliography, law reports or legislation
      6.- Become more fluent in writing and speaking English

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