2023-2024 / DROI0237-1

International and European corporate law


24h Th

Number of credits

 Master in law (120 ECTS) (Even years, not organized in 2023-2024) 5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology) (Even years, not organized in 2023-2024) 5 crédits 


Nicolas Thirion

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is not organized in 2023-2024. The Treaty of Rome did already contain several provisions relatend to company law. These provisions where sometimes maintained, sometimes improved, even supplemented, and did widely evolve in relation with the interpretations given by the Court of Justice of the European Communities. In addition, new legal instruments appeared, with the creation of the European Economic Interest Grouping, the European Cooperative company and the European Company. Finally, on the ground of several provisions of the EC Treaty (again in theEUF Treaty), attempts of partial harmonization of the Member state's company law were realised through several directives. There also, the Court of Justice had to intervene to enlighten the significance of the text. Relevant provisions of primary law, directives, putting into place of uniform companies structrures, and judicial decisions of the Court of Justice : these are the four aspects of european company law highlighted by this course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The description of the birth of a new company law and relationships between this law and national legal systems.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of one of EU's Member State's company law.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Partly "ex cathedra" partly interactive (students have to prepare some documents of the case book in advance and present them at the other students)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course.

Recommended or required readings

Nicolas THIRION (dir.), Droit international et européen des sociétés, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2009
A case book on line

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

No remark. The course is held every even year (2016-2017, 2018-2019,...).


Economic Law and Legal Theory unit.

Association of one or more MOOCs