2017-2018 / DROI0174-2

Commercial law


45h Th

Number of credits

 Master of science in computer science and engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in computer science (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in economics and business management5 crédits 


Frédéric Daerden, Laurent  Stas de Richelle


Laurent  Stas de Richelle

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course of commercial law, intended for non-jurists, has for object to describe, in its main lines, the legal regime applicable to the organization and to the functioning of the economy and the business trade generally. After a general introduction relative to the "commercialité", the first part will be dedicated to the notions, the mechanisms and the specific contracts to the storekeepers (Commercial court, modes of proofs, solidarity, business, commercial lease). A particular attention will then be retained towards ailing firms (bankruptcy and continuity). The second part will concern the company law. The study will concern on one hand the constitution and the functioning of the company and on the other hand on the accounting aspects of some operations (fusion, split, increase and capital reduction, dissolution). Finally, the control of companies will be studied.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In the term of this course, the student will be able of making a distinction between the actors of the economy and the trade generally (trading natural person or not, company, "ASBL"). He will know the essential rules applicable to the storekeepers in particular in case of difficulties. The company law will be both also mastered in its component of organization and on its accounting aspects. In a global way, the student will arrange necessary notions to dread the economic reports which will intervene in their future professional life.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Introduction in the private and public law

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

The course will take place during the first and second "quadrimestre". It is dispensed in face-to-face.

Recommended or required readings

A booklet containing the principal lectures is available from the beginning of the academical year on Lol@.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam in first and second session

Work placement(s)


Organizational remarks


Frédéric DAERDEN and Laurent STAS de RICHELLE (mail adress ULg)