German and European Company Law
intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year
This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.
4 hours per week in the first half of the teaching period
5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)
The course will be held in every winter semester.
Time Schedule and Course Venue
An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Fremdsprachiges rechtswissenschaftliches Lehrangebot" in order to find out course hours and rooms.
In every EU member state companies are essential market players. The course offers an insight into the basic legal rules governing the various forms of companies. Subjects include a general introduction to the common principles of company law and to the European legislation in that field as well as an overview on recent developments in the German company law.
The course will cover the following topics:
- European Legislation on National Company Law
- Publicity of Company Data
- Capital Maintenance
- Mergers and Divisions
- Financial Accounting
- European Companies
- Private International Law
- Golden Shares
- German Company Law (Overview)
- The German Public Limited Company (AG)
- The German Private Limited Company (GmbH)
yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)
You will find this course under "Study Program for Exchange Students - Module 1"
registration period: 4 October 2022, 9 a.m. - 14 October 2022, 12 p.m. (noon)
In order to know if you have obtained a place in this course, please check out your course plan on Campus Management (tab "Stundenplan") from 15 October 2022.
As long as there are still seats available after the registration period has expired, they will be allocated according to the principle "first come, first served" if you sign up by 4 November 2022.
De-Registration from this Course
regular drop period: 4 October 2022, 9 a.m. - 4 November 2022
After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.
Type of Exam
There will be a written final examination.
The exam will take place at the end of the course in December.
Registration for the Exam
Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.
De-Registration from the Exam
Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).