Corporations Law

Academic year
Subject Area
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

General Notions of law.

Teaching Methods

a) Exposition of the teacher, with the data show, and discussion with the students;

b) Resolution of practical cases;

c) Student´s presentation the themes and practical cases.

Learning Outcomes

Overall objectives

The discipline objectives are, first of all, show to the students de enterprise/corporation as a juridical reality and give to the students the fundamental notions of Portuguese Law of corporations as juridical persons based in corporation contract between the shareholders.

Specific objectives

Allow the students to understanding and act in the enterprise/corporation activity with respect of the  law.

Generic competencies

Capacity in general knowledge of Corporations Law and grounding in basic  knowledge of the profession of  enterprises administration

Specific competencies

Ability of communicate with others professionals and capacity for applying corporation’s law knowledge in the practice of enterprise.

Work Placement(s)



1. The corporation and Portuguese commercial  law

2. The owners of the enterprises

3. The individual entrepreneur and the corporations

4. The fundamental notions of  commercial corporations

5. The commercial corporation’s contract

6. The corporation as a juridical person

7. The responsibility of the members of the corporation´s  social organs

8. The transformation and the dissolution and liquidation of the corporations

9. The corporation’s groups.

Head Lecturer(s)

Maria Elisabete Gomes Ramos

Assessment Methods

Final exam (and test in classes): 100.0%


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CORREIA, Miguel J. A. Pupo - Direito comercial : direito da empresa. 12ª ed., rev. e actual.. Lisboa : Ediforum, 2011. [BP 347.7 COR]

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