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

Business and Trade Law, Group E + BBP

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Course Code:
Dr. Philipp Reeb, Dr. Björn Hürten
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) Merges and Acquisitions, Venture Capital
5) Selected commercial transactions
6) Organizational structure and liability within partnerships
7) Organizational structure, liability and raising of capital within companies limited by shares
8) Compliance
Tuesday, 08/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Tuesday, 15/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Tuesday, 22/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Tuesday, 29/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Tuesday, 06/12/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 08/12/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
BGB, HGB, AktG und GmbHG (e. g. NomosGesetze Zivilrecht-Wirtschaftsrecht, 23rd ed. 2014)

  • Kindler: Grundkurs Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 6. Aufl. 2012, Verlag C.H. Beck (7. Aufl. angekündigt)
  • Führich, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht, 12. Aufl. 2014, Verlag Vahlen
  • Roth/Weller: Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 8. Aufl. 2013, Verlag Vahlen
  • Schade, Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 3. Aufl. 2014 (Verlag C.F. Müller)

Secondary literature:

  • Führich/Werdan, Wirtschaftsprivatrecht in Fällen und Fragen, 6. Aufl. 2013, Verlag Vahlen
Learning based on lectures and slides being made available after each session (no studies from textbooks necessary)