2023-2024 / DROI2001-1

The law in its relations with the economic world

Droit public

Droit privé

Droit de l'entreprise


Droit public : 15h Th
Droit privé : 30h Th
Droit de l'entreprise : 15h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management5 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering5 crédits 


Droit public : Frédéric Bouhon
Droit privé : Arianne Salvé
Droit de l'entreprise : Laurent  Stas de Richelle


Frédéric Bouhon

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course aims to provide HEC students with basic legal knowledge. It is composed of three parts - public law, private law and corporate law - provided respectively by Mr. Frédéric BOUHON, Mrs. Arianne SALVÉ and Mr. Laurent STAS DE RICHELLE.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Strategy : The course will allow students to understand the political and societal context of a complex situation, thanks to a better understanding of the legal system and of the public institutions. The course will allow students to understand the legal constraints of a complex situation. The course will allow students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind in the analysis of a complex situation.
Implementation : The course will train the student to analyze his managerial practice with a critical and ethical mind when confronted with a complex situation, by taking into account the legal constraints and consequences of his decisions.
Quality and Performance Control : The course will allow students to plan and implement the performance and quality control in a company, an organization or a project, by measuring the compliance of the decisions with the law.
Communication : The course will allow students to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, about a company, organization or project, by including legal aspects in his position.
Adaptability : The course will allow students to adapt their managerial practice to the needs of a fast-evolving world, notably to the evolution of the law, - being conscious of the societal, economic, political and environmental issues - showing curiosity and a scientific precision of academic level

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

There are no special prerequisites, aside from a strong command of French and meticulous use of the concepts.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The pedagogy adopted aims to promote the learner's regular personal work during the year and to improve his performance while reducing his effort during exam periods. It therefore requires active participation throughout the year, strong motivation and a desired attendance at the course.
Thus, the learner will be invited to work on each subject before the corresponding classroom. To do this, he is informed in advance of the objectives and the various supports that will already be available for each important part of the material. In particular, course materials shall be made available in advance (as far as practicable, in particular in the light of current events or the most recent legislative changes).
Specific information and pedagogical advice are provided for the preparation of courses and exams.
Communication with the learner takes place during the classroom and through Lol@. Your pedagogical referent for legal subjects is Mr Marc Alexandre (see below).

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Students are encouraged to obtain the constitutional and legislative provisions that are discussed in all three parts of the course.

To this end, students can either buy one or more appropriate codes (recommendations will be made by professors) or collect the updated texts on the Internet in order to build a collection for themselves to print.

These documents may be used during the examination.

For the "public law" part, a handbook will be made available to students. This handbook goes beyond the lecture and is not a mandatory support. However, it is strongly recommended to read it: it allows for a check of the understanding of the course, access to additional examples and (optional) further study of certain aspects of the subject.

For the "corporate law" part, a syllabus will be made available to students. This syllabus contains only the theory. The application and examples of it will be given during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

The examination will be held face-to-face unless the health regulations in force on the day of the examination require remote examination. 

In all cases, the evaluation methods are those listed below.

The exam is written in the first and second sessions and covers ALL THREE parts of the course. The exam lasts two hours.

It is organized as a multiple-choice examination (+1 in case of correct answer; -0.5 in case of incorrect answer; 0 in case of abstention). The weight, in the examination, of each part of the course is proportional to the number of hours given to each part:

- 15 questions concern the "public law" part;

- 30 questions concern the private law part;

- 15 questions concern the "corporate law" part.

Throughout the examination, students may have access to the code and legislation used in all three parts of the course. All documents brought to the examination must be BINDED: single sheets are prohibited. Students may underline or highlight words in these documents, but they may not write ANY annotation. References to articles are also not allowed. Post-it notes can be used in these documents, but as simple "bookmarks": no words can be written on them. Possession, during the examination, of documents other than those authorized by professors is strictly prohibited.

The assessment focuses on the knowledge of the rules of law as taught in the oral course (memorize - restore).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Details of the course organization will be given by the professors at the beginning of the course.


Students may contact the professors. 

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