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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  1st Semester  ›  Foundations of Law

Business and Trade Law, Group D 2

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Oliver Baedorf, Prof. Dr. jur. Stephan Bernd Arens
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
1) An overview of the legal forms available for businesses
2) Definition of merchant (§§ 1-6 HGB)
3) Importance of the Commercial Register
4) Aquisition and inheritance of businesses
5) Selected commercial transactions, inclusive of sales financing
6) Organizational structure and liability within
7) Organizational structure, liability and raising of capital within companies limited by shares
Wednesday, 02/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 09/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 17/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 23/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 01/12/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 07/12/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
You are requsted to bring BGB, HGB, AktG und GmbHG (zB NomosGesetze Zivilrecht-Wirtschaftsrecht, 23. Aufl. 2014, Aktuelle Wirtschaftsgesetze Beck`sche Textausgaben, 2014, Verlag C. H. Beck, NWB Wichtige Wirtschaftsgesetze für Bachelor, Band 1, 5. Auflage 2014, NWB Verlag ) to all you law-classes.

Suggested Reading:

- Kindler, Peter: Grundkurs Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 7. Aufl. 2014, Verlag C.H. Beck
- Führich, Ernst, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht, 12. Aufl. 2014, Verlag Vahlen
- Müssig, Peter, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht, 18. Auflage 2014, Verlag C. F. Müller

-Klunzinger, Eugen, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht, 14. Auflage 2011, Verlag Vahlen

-Alpmann/Schmidt, Skript Handelsrecht, 15. Auflage 2013, Alpmann/Schmidt Verlag

- Bitter, Georg, Gesellschaftsrecht, 1. Auflage 2011, Verlag Vahlen

- Saenger, Ingo, Gesellschaftsrecht, 2. Auflage 2013, Verlag Vahlen

Additional Reading:

- Führich, Ernst / Werdan, Ingrid, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht in Fällen und Fragen, 6. Auflage 2013, Verlag Vahlen
- Wiedemann, Herbert / Frey, Kaspar, Gesellschaftsrecht, 8. Auflage 2012, Verlag C.H. Beck