MGT-455 / 4 credits

Teacher: Dorthe Anne

Language: English


Summary

The course covers the fundamental concepts of business law from a practical standpoint, including contracts and company law, intellectual property, competition law and data protection, with a special focus on issues specific to start-up companies.

Content

Keywords

Law, legal, negotiation, business transactions, contracts, companies, intellectual property, competition law, data protection, start-ups.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify major issues in situations with legal implications
  • Assess / Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various legal solutions
  • Distinguish different types of contracts and companies and their respective features
  • Structure , understand, negotiate and draft the business terms of the major types of contracts used in business transactions, such as manufacturing agreements, technology transfer agreements and corporate transactions
  • Explain the functioning of a company (including its financing and the relationships between shareholders)
  • Construct a basic legal reasoning
  • Assess / Evaluate the legal risks associated with a transaction
  • Identify when legal advice should be sought

Transversal skills

  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Resolve conflicts in ways that are productive for the task and the people concerned.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Lecture, case studies, critical analysis, class discussions, exercises and role game.

Expected student activities

Students are expected to attend the lectures, to prepare case studies and to participate in exercises. They may opt to participate in a role game in which they negotiate a business transaction, draft an agreement and react to a litigation scenario.

Assessment methods

85% written exam (open book)

15% exercises (including role game)

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Practical business law
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Practical business law
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Practical business law
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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