The Legal Framework of a Family Business

Master's degree in Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship

0 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP


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Identify the types of companies; understand their operating structures, relations and responsibility of the partners and members of the governing bodies and governance issues. Knowing the securities and understand the functioning of the securities market.

Notion of a commercial society and legal concept of family business.
Types of commercial companies - distinguishing criterion and criterion of the consequences in the legal system of each type are commercial company.
Creation of commercial companies. National Register of Collective. Publications. Commercial Registry. Analysis of the elements of association. Irregular societies.
Legal status of commercial companies - analysis by type of society.
Corporate resolutions - forms of deliberation, notices, reports and annual meeting.
Corporate governance. Governing bodies, their composition and duties. Responsibility of companies, members of the governing body of shareholders and corporate social responsibility.
Open societies.
Securities - notion, species, transmission and legal regime.
Public Offerings.

Evaluation Methodology
A frequency written final will be held, shall be exempt from examination students who obtain a minimum grade ten values.

- Coutinho de Abreu, J. (2007). Responsabilidade Civil dos Administradores de sociedades. Coimbra: Almedina
- Coutinho de Abreu, J. (2013). Curso de Direito Comercial Vol. II - Das Sociedades Comerciais. (Vol. II). Coimbra: Almedina
- Coutinho de Abreu, J. (1996). Da Empresarialidade - As Empresas no Direito. Coimbra: Almedina
- Câmara, P. (2011). Manual de Direito dos Valores Mobiliários. Coimbra: Almedina

Method of interaction
Lectures and theoretical-practical, in which the syllabus, followed by a period of solving practical exercises with brainstorming and answering questions are developed.
Manuals and documents prepared by the teacher.

Software used in class