Business Law

ldroi1303  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Business Law
5 credits
60.0 h + 12.0 h
Culot Henri; De Cordt Yves;
Main themes
The course ensures the study of Belgian business law, without excluding occasional references, with a pedagogical aim, to comparative law ; commercial professions and their specificities ; commercial acts and practices ; company law ; financial law ; collective liquidation procedures. Lectures which may, if necessary, be completed, depending on course needs by other pedagogical methods. The syllabus must be provided at the beginning of the course semester, as from the second year of the nomination of the lecturer. 12 hours of compulsory practical exercises to help the student develop a practical approach to the subject. The sessions are prepared by the student whose course input is evaluated by the assistant. The course lecturer will, in agreement with the president of the department, be attentive to the coherence and adequation between the practical exercises and the lectures, including their contribution to the evaluation. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


This course ensures the student has basic training in nusiness law. The student must have understood and assimilated the juridical notions and rules governing the subject matter and must be able to apply them correctly to concrete situations. The course also aims to develop a critical perception of the content covered.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course encompasses the Belgian law of the enterprise, without excluding specific references, for educational purposes, to comparative law: the notion of enterprise and its specificity; an introduction to company law; payments and financing of the enterprise; the main contracts of the enterprise; competition law; market practices.
Teaching methods
Lecture course completed, if necessary, by other teaching methods.
12 hours of mandatory practical exercises allow the student to develop a practical approach to the subject. Sessions must be prepared by the student.
Evaluation methods
The examination comprises two parts: 
(i) a written part (30 minutes) dealing with the resolution of a practical case (assessment of practical exercises); this part is graded by the teaching assistants in charge of the practical exercises;
(ii) an oral part during which the student answers two randomly selected questions in the list of those previously published by the professors and additional questions asked by the examiner (evaluation of the lecture course).
Other information
Courses offered on other UCL programmes for which the student must contact his study advisor or the academic secretary of the faculty in order to specify the parts recognised as being equivalent and to get acquainted with the procedures on course complements: ECGE 1221
Manuel (Y. De Cordt, C. Delforge, H. Jacquemin, Th. Léonard et Y. Poullet, Manuel du droit de l'entreprise, Limal, Anthemis, 592 pp), disponible au service-cours. Une nouvelle édition est en préparation.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Law