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Commercial Law

Code 14372
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Juridical Sciences
Entry requirements non
Learning outcomes This Course Unit aims to familiarize the students with the fundamental concepts of Law and transmit even deepen knowledge in the areas of commercial and corporate law. In terms of skills, it is intended to develop a critical awareness in the student that makes him able to solve problems inherent in the exercise of commercial and corporate activity. In terms of competencies, the student must be able to: i) explain the main introductory concepts of law; (ii) define and classify trade acts and qualifying persons as traders; iii) describe the special obligations of traders; iv) state the concept of a commercial establishment and the legal regime of the business that may affect it; v) identify the distinctive signs of products and establishments and understand their normative framework; (vi) distinguish the types of commercial companies and explain its legal framework.
1. Introduction to Law
2. The Commercial Law
2.1. The acts of commerce and traders
2.2. The special obligations of traders
2.3. The commercial establishment
3. The distinguishing signs of companies and products
4. The commercial companies
Main Bibliography 1. ABREU, Jorge Manuel Coutinho de, Curso de Direito Comercial, Vol. I e II, Almedina/Coimbra, 2019 (12º ed. e 6ª ed., respetivamente).

2. MAIA, Pedro, RAMOS, Maria Elisabete, MARTINS, Alexandre Soveral, DOMINGUES, Paulo de Tarso, Estudos de Direito das Sociedades, Almedina, Coimbra, 2013 (11ª edição).

3. SILVA, Germano Marques da Silva, Introdução ao estudo do direito, Universidade Católica Editora, Lisboa, 2015.

Bibliografia complementar

1. CORDEIRO, António Menezes, Manual de Direito Comercial, Almedina, Coimbra, 2012 (3ª edição);

2. CORREIA, Miguel Pupo, Direito Comercial- Direito da Empresa, Ediforum, Lisboa, 2011 (12ª edição);

3. MARQUES, Mário Reis, Introdução ao Direito, Vol. I, Almedina, Coimbra, 2012 (2ª edição).

4. AMARAL, Freitas do, Manual de Introdução ao Direito, Vol. I, Almedina, Coimbra, 2014.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes of this course unit work on a theoretical-practical basis. In the beginning, the theoretical concepts are exposed, whenever possible illustrated with examples and in permanent dialogue with the students, who are encouraged to participate. Next, practical exercises are discussed and solved so that students can develop their thinking skills and can apply the content and relevant legislation to specific cases.
The evaluation is continuous and is based on the students' participation in the classes and in the accomplishment of two written tests, each one being 50% of the final mark, in which the transmitted knowledge will be put to the tes Students can choose one of the followingt evaluations: a) continuou evaluation; b) or final exam.
a) students are subject to two written tests, each worth 50% of the final grade of the curricular unit but the student cannot give more than 5 faults;
b) students do just one final exam, informing the teatcher 15 days befor the exam
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-12

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