Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Fundamentals of Mercantile and Financial Law
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exm (2 credits)
Course supervisor:
doc. PhDr. Dušan Špirko, PhD.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student is oriented in the wide range of economic and legal question with and he obtained - like the future economists and businessman - the basic knowledge from mercantile and financial laws. He is acquainted with the legal regulation of economic relations, especially with more detail with the problem of ownership relations. He obtains knowledge about mercantile and trade law and about selected problems of the state, administrative, labour and civil law. The student is able to identify the system of authorities applying the law (judicial and other authorities with the emphasis on the mercantile justice). He obtains the basic orientation in the Slovak law and the basis for the study of legal branches associated with individual specializations.
Prerequisites for registration:
Course contents:
Subject of the mercantile and financial law.
Commercial and financial organizations and institutions in relation to the international, public, private and mercantile law.
Concept of the business activity within the mercantile law. Natural persons and legal entities. State and municipal enterprises.
The position of entrepreneurial subjects according to the provision of the Commercial and civil code. The legal regulation of their origin, action and extinction.
Economic competition and its protection. The unfair competition.
Ownership relations and the forms of ownership in accordance with the Constitution of the Slovak Republic. The ways of gaining the ownership.
Mercantile and financial commitment relationships, the conclusion of mercantile contracts.
Modes of ensuring commitments, the modes, place and time of fulfilingcommitments.
Breach of contract obligations and its consequences. The compensation of a damage.
Limitation - its subject, effects, suspend and limitation.
Budgetary system, state budget and state final account.
Legal questions of the stock exchange and valuables.
World and European foreign-exchange and credit institutions and organizations, their structure and system of functioning.
Recommended or required reading:
  • GYÖRGY, Š. Základy obchodného a finančného práva. Bratislava: STU, 2003.
  • KRÁLIK, K. – GRÚŇ, Ľ. Malý slovník finančného práva. Bratislava: XY, 1998.
  • SABO, M. Právne formy podnikateľských vzťahov. Bratislava : Iura Edition, 2005. 205 s. ISBN 80-8078-059-5.
  • BABČÁK, V. – PRIEVOZNÍKOVÁ, K. – ŠTRKOLEC, M. Finančné právo na Slovensku a v Európskej únii. Žilina: EUROKÓDEX, 2012. 832 s. ISBN 978-80-89447-86-2.
  • ŽITŇANSKÁ, L. – OVEČKOVÁ, O. Základy obchodného práva. Bratislava : Iura Edition, 2009. 682 s. ISBN 978-80-8078-276-4.
  • NEVOLNÁ, Z. – ŠKRINÁR, A. – KVOKAČKA, L. Fundamentals of Slovak Commercial Law. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2009. 144 s. ISBN 978-80-7380-222-6.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
The course of Fundamentals of Mercantile and Financial Law contains 13 lectures and 13 exercises, each taking 1 hour.
Assesment methods and criteria:
test and exam
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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