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Civil Law, Group A

In the series of courses Law I, Law II and Law III students will receive a comprehensive understanding of the significance of law in corporate business. Students should become familiar with the fundamental concepts of legal theory and methods, with particular emphasis on those that apply to corporate management. In addition, students should be able to work effectively with legal personnel.
Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2020
Prof. Dr. jur. Hans-Peter Haferkamp
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.
· Historical foundations, legal and economic theory
· Overview of the sources of law
· System of the Civil law, structure of the German Civil Code (BGB), fundamental principles: contract, delict/tort, obligations arising neither from contract nor from tort; the binding nature of contracts and specific performance
· Formation of contract, particularly: law of agency particularly in commercial law, consumer protection, general terms and conditions
· Consequences of a failure to perform based on the example of sales contracts
· Basics of credit-securitization regulation
· Further liabilities, particularly product liability
Date Time
Tuesday, 08.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 15.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 22.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 29.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 06.10.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 13.10.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Wolfgang Däubler, BGB kompakt, 3. Aufl. München 2008 Secondary literature: Köhler, Prüfe dein Wissen. Rechtsfälle in Frage und Antwort. BGB Allgemeiner Teil Köhler/Lorenz, Prüfe dein Wissen. Rechtsfälle in Frage und Antwort. Schuldrecht I.
Lecture (70%), Case Studies (30%)
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