Curricular Unit:Code:
Commercial Law1175DCOM
2UndergraduateBusiness Sciences4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The curricular unit endows students with instrumental and theoretical-practical skills, which are indispensable for their integration into business units, preparing them in the field of legal rules that govern individual and corporate business activity. In the end, they have the necessary skills to understand the entire business structure, whether developed individually or in partnership
To do so, they must have acquired the necessary knowledge to master what the “Subjects of commercial and market law” are, to know “Legal and business affairs” and to understand the different “Commercial credit securities”.
1. Access to the commercial activity
1.1. Trade acts
1.2. Preparatory acts for commercial activity
2. The Company and the Commercial Establishment
3. Special obligations of traders
3.1. The firm
3.2. The commercial register
4. The Individual Entrepreneur
5. Commercial companies
5.1. Concept
5.2. Social capital and heritage
5.3. Organic structure and corporate governance
5.4. Company types
5.4.1. Collective societies
5.4.2. Private companies
5.4.3. Anonymous societies
5.4.4. Limited partnerships
5.4.5. One-person companies
5.5 Pluri-societies
5.5.1. SGPS
5.5.2. Groups of companies
5.5.3. The European limited company
1. Commercial contracts
1.1. Commercial buying and selling
1.2. Business mandate
1.3. Franchising
1.4. Commercial leasing
1. Letter
2. Promissory note
3. Bank check
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
In order for students to acquire the instrumental and theoretical-practical skills that are essential for their integration in business units, the above contents have been integrated, allowing them to acquire the skills and competences that integrate the objectives of this course.
Thus, the acquisition of the necessary knowledge about the “Subjects of commercial and market law” are integrated in item I; In order to know the “Legal-business deals”, they are incorporated in item II; and in order to understand the different “Commercial credit securities”, item III was integrated.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching Methodology - Starting from an expository methodology of the legal, doctrinal and jurisprudential conceptualization of the syllabus, a practical methodology is also integrated in which case studies presented by the professor and the students are analyzed, whether they are integrated in group work or individually developed. This whole cognitive process of learning and the practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge is accompanied by encouraging students to research and promote their autonomous study. It is intended, therefore, a “know-how” added to a “know-how”.
Continuous assessment - During the course of the classes, two written tests are carried out, each with a weighting of 50% for the final grade. In each test the student must obtain a minimum grade of 8 (eight) values. Final Exam - Written exam lasting 2 hours and with a total weight of 100%.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The evidence that the teaching methods are adapted to the objectives proposed in this Course, stands out for the fact that, in each class, we start from an expository methodology of the legal, doctrinal and jurisprudential conceptualization of the syllabus, in which all the themes are explained of the program, to then make practical cases on the subject in the classes, leading that in the end the student has achieved the knowledge, skills and competences outlined.
Bibliografia principal:
1. Comercial (legislação), Editora: Porto Editora, 22.ª ed., 2019;
2. Paulo Olavo Cunha, Direito Empresarial para economistas e Gestores, 3.ª Edição, Editora: Almedina, Ano 2020, ISBN9789724083766;
3. Miguel J.A. Pupo Correia, Direito Comercial - Direito da Empresa, 14ª Edição Revista e Actualizada, Editora: Ediforum, Ano 2018, ISBN 9789898438201;
4. Manuel António Pita, Curso Elementar de Direito Comercial, 4.ª Edição, Editora: Áreas Editora, Ano de 2018, ISBN 9789898058959.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Carlos Rodrigues (