Corporate Law

  • Basic principles of general company law (company, company register, company name, transfer of company, procuration and power of attorney, commercial agents and commercial brokers, company-related transactions).
  • Basic principles of corporate law (basics of partnerships, civil law partnership, general partnership, limited partnership, dormant partnership, European Economic Interest Grouping) and corporations (limited liability company, public limited company, European company) as well as other legal forms.
  • Optional: Basics of industrial property protection, antitrust law and copyright law

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

  • Grünwald/Hauser, (2019): Privates Wirtschaftsrecht, NWV, 7. Auflage. Folien werden zur Verfügung gestellt.
  • Recommended: Kodex Unternehmensrecht (aktuelle Auflage).
  • Recommended for further reading: Ratka/Rauter/Völkl (2020): Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 2 Bände, Manz, 4. Auflage.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, active participation, legal research, legal application and case resolution exercises, legal writing, presentations, discussions, feedback, group assignments

Assessment methods and criteria

  • Exam method: written final exam (70 %); continuous assessment, esp. discussion (30 %).
  • Content assessment criteria: problem identification and problem characterisation, complexity of solutions.
  • Formal criteria: completeness of answers, task-specific requirements regarding scope and form of problem solving, terminology use in results presentation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Civil Law


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can

  • explain principles and values of the legislator in corporate law (2)
  • argue legal arguments orally and in writing in the areas of law mentioned (3)
  • know and apply legal leeway in contract law as well as measures/steps of legal enforcement (3,4)
  • be able to identify legal risks in contracts (3,4)
  • to independently analyse and solve legal case studies of corporate law (e.g. return of capital contributions, admissibility of the sale of company shares) (4)

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