Business Law

ldroi1303  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Business Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
60.0 h + 12.0 h
Culot Henri; Culot Henri (compensates De Cordt Yves); De Cordt Yves; de Pierpont Gabriela (compensates De Cordt Yves); Dorssemont Filip (compensates De Cordt Yves);
Main themes
The course ensures the study of Belgian business law, without excluding occasional references, with a pedagogical aim, to comparative law ; commercial professions and their specificities ; commercial acts and practices ; company law ; financial law ; collective liquidation procedures. Lectures which may, if necessary, be completed, depending on course needs by other pedagogical methods. The syllabus must be provided at the beginning of the course semester, as from the second year of the nomination of the lecturer. 12 hours of compulsory practical exercises to help the student develop a practical approach to the subject. The sessions are prepared by the student whose course input is evaluated by the assistant. The course lecturer will, in agreement with the president of the department, be attentive to the coherence and adequation between the practical exercises and the lectures, including their contribution to the evaluation. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course ensures the student has basic training in nusiness law. The student must have understood and assimilated the juridical notions and rules governing the subject matter and must be able to apply them correctly to concrete situations. The course also aims to develop a critical perception of the content covered.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course encompasses the Belgian law of the enterprise, without excluding specific references, for educational purposes, to comparative law: the notion of enterprise and its specificity; an introduction to company law; payments and financing of the enterprise; the main contracts of the enterprise; competition law; market practices.
Teaching methods
Lecture course completed, if necessary, by other teaching methods.
12 hours of mandatory practical exercises allow the student to develop a practical approach to the subject. Sessions must be prepared by the student.
Evaluation methods
The examination comprises two parts: 
(i) a written part dealing with the resolution of a practical case;
(ii) an oral part during which the student answers randomly selected questions and additional questions asked by the examiner.
Other information
Courses offered on other UCL programmes for which the student must contact his study advisor or the academic secretary of the faculty in order to specify the parts recognised as being equivalent and to get acquainted with the procedures on course complements: ECGE 1221
Manuel (H. Culot, Y. De Cordt, H. Jacquemin, Th. Léonard, Manuel du droit de l'entreprise, Limal, Anthemis, 2019, 574 pp), disponible au service-cours. 
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Law