A.Y. 2020/2021


This course offers an essential but in-depth understanding of the legal structure and characteristics of the Italian company examined in a international perspective. With the aim of providing students with the legal background necessary to understand and actively participate in some of the most crucial events in the life of a corporation, the course addresses a selected number of corporate law issues through a combination of lectures and class discussions of actual and hypothetical cases. After a brief introduction on the basics of corporate law, topics include the incorporation process, limited liability, the financial structure of the corporation, principles of corporate governance including shareholders’ powers and directors’ fiduciary duties, capital structure; dividend policy; securities markets. While having an international dimension, the course primarily focuses on the Italian legal system with a wide recourse to case-histories to catch the evolution of corporate law through a cross-disciplinary analysis.

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This course introduces to the general issues of insurance law. It is divided into two parts. The first one provides the legal and institutional framework on the insurance and focuses its attention on the rationale of public regulation of the insurance activity. The second part is designed to provide an essential understanding of the legal concepts of the insurance contract law and focuses on the main classes of insurance policies.

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This course deals with the fundamentals of the European financial markets and insurance regulation, with a focus on the regulation of insurance and investment services. Reference are made to the main European directives and legal texts concerning the financial and insurance market. The purpose of the course is to provide an overall view of the contents and scope of EC regulation of financial and insurance markets regulation. The course also deals with institutional aspects of EC insurance financial markets law, focusing on the law making process and, particularly, on the Lamfalussy method and its implications for the supervisory and enforcement activities performed by the National Competent Authorities.

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