Commercial law

Course outline


General Information:


School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 206

Semester: B

Course title: Commercial Law


Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: mandatory/general background

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: Yes

Course URL: —

Learning outcomes:


The practice of business administration requires knowledge of commercial law. The aim of the course is to provide fundamental knowledge and to learn procedures and techniques, so that the future graduate, on the one hand, knows the institutional framework that governs businesses (individual and corporate businesses) from their formation to their termination, and on the other hand, to apply the appropriate regulatory procedures and techniques required each time during the operation of the business.


Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

-     have a clear picture and understand the regulatory framework of Commercial Law.

-     know the basic concepts and functions of merchant and trade, business, company, securities, powers and liability of directors, industrial property, business reorganization and bankruptcy of merchants.

-     assess which rules and procedures are applied to the establishment and operation of commercial companies, to the transformation and consolidation of businesses, to the bankruptcy of merchants, to the issuance and operation of bills of exchange and bank checks.

-     know which documents are necessary for the establishment of a commercial enterprise, for the registration of trademarks and patents as well as for the operation and termination of a business.

-     draw up documents, which are necessary for the daily operation of a business, for the validity of the acts of its bodies or representatives.

General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills

Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:

-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies

In addition, the course aims to:

-     the search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of new technologies,

-     the adaptation of businesses to the new financial situations,

-     making business decisions

-     independent work

-     form a spirit of teamwork,

-     make students aware of working in an interdisciplinary environment,

-     generate new research ideas,

-     diversity and multiculturalism

-     the demonstration of social professional and ethical responsibility and gender sensitivity, and

-     promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking


Course Content:

Knowledge is provided for the consolidation of the basic concepts of Commercial Law, Industrial Property Law, Company Law, Securities, Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy Law as well as the settlement of debts of natural persons who are not traders.

The main thematic units include (per teaching week):

-     Commercial law, other legal branches and Economics

-     Trade

-     Commercial transactions - contracts

-     Merchant, commercial capacity, commercial books.

-     Business, distinctive features, protection, taxation

-     Commercial companies, legal forms, basic characteristics

-     General, Limited, Invisible Company

-     Limited Liability Company and Private Equity Company

-     Limited Company and Cooperatives

-     Securities: Bill of exchange, Bank cheque, Promissory note

-     Business resolution procedures

-     Bankruptcy of merchants and individuals

-     Drafting of company articles of association, minutes of administrative bodies and completion of certificates

Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.

Activities & Semester Workload

Lectures: 19

Study and analysis of references: 16

Self study: 60

Total: 115


Evaluation of students:

Written final exam (100%) including:

-     Theory and development brief questions (70% of total mark)

-     Multiple choice questions (30% of the total mark)

Recommended bibliography:


Βελέντζας Ι. (2013). Επίτομο Εμπορικό Δίκαιο, Θεσσαλονίκη, JUS.


Σινανώτη Α. (221). Εμπορικές Εταιρίες, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη


Αλεξανδρίδου Ε. (2019). Δίκαιο Εμπορικών Εταιριών, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη


Ρόκας Ν. (2019). Εμπορικές Εταιρίες, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη


Ψυχομάνης Σ. (2020). Δίκαιο Εμπορικών Εταιριών, Αθήνα, Σάκκουλα


Περάκης Ε. (2013). Ιδιωτική Κεφαλαιουχική Εταιρία, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη


Περάκης Ε. – Ρόκας Ν. (2013) Γενικό Μέρος Εμπορικού Δικαίου – Αξιόγραφα, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη


Περάκης Ε. (2021). Πτωχευτικό Δίκαιο, Αθήνα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη

Ψυχομάνης Σ. (2020)., Αθήνα, Σάκκουλα


Scientific journals:

«Δίκαιο Επιχειρήσεων και Εταιριών»

«Επιθεώρηση Εμπορικού Δικαίου»

«Επισκόπηση Εμπορικού Δικαίου»



«Φορολογική Επιθεώρηση»

Journal  Business of Law

Business Law Review

NYL  Journal of Law & Business



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