A Selection of lectures:
Financial market law I and II (Prof. Dr. Franco Taisch), University of Lucerne
The two-semester course „Financial market law“ provides an introduction and an overview of the most important principles and rules of financial market law in a total of six modules. It deals in particular with the legal and regulatory framework conditions for banks and asset managers, for collective investments and insurances as well as stock exchanges and securities traders. The focus is also on the topics of competition and regulation, company financing on the capital market and the battle against the misuse of the financial sector. The goal of the course is to teach students the commercial law relevance of the financial market and its protagonists and the most important principles and rules of banking, stock exchange and collective investment and insurance law so that they are given the skills to broadly implement this knowledge in practice. The interdisciplinary nature between public law and private law, between state standardization and self-regulation as well as between law and economics is both a challenge and a fascination.
Company management and law – Leadership, Governance, Strategy, Financing and Management I and II (Prof. Dr. F. Taisch), University of Lucerne
The two-semester course Company Management and Law provides students with knowledge about companies as such and their interaction with their statutory and regulatory environment. In the first semester, it is conveyed in a two-part block event what optimum management of the statutory and regulatory aspects of entrepreneurial activity and decision-making include and how the corporate function law is to be implemented as an integrated part of the management process. In the second semester, students are given the opportunity to tackle current questions in small teams on site at companies, with practical application of the methodology conveyed (case studies). Over the last few years, renowned companies such as Siemens, V-Zug, Luzerner Kantonalbank, Novartis and Partners Group participated in this program.
Administration law II (Prof. Dr. B. Rütsche), University of Lucerne
The course deals with the following thematic groups:
– Administration funds: public dues/public matters/public procurements
– Regulation under administration law: Regulation instruments such as monopolies, concessions,
approvals, subsidies, etc.
– Enforcement of administration law: Supervision instruments, administration measures,
– Legal protection against administrative actions: Primary legal protection (appeal proceedings),
state liability, liability for lawful actions (disappropriations)
Public company law (Prof. Dr. B. Rütsche et al.), Universität Luzern
Public company law regulates the interface between state and business. The state regulates the markets (e.g. obligation of approval for products, professional licenses) and at the same time creates competition-promoting boundary conditions in internal and external trade (Internal Market law, bilateral trading agreements). However, the state also meets public tasks with the involvement of the private sector (e.g. performance orders to hospitals), purchases goods and services on the market (public procurement), forms state monopolies (e.g. building insurance), sets quotas (e.g. freeze on doctors), regulates prices (e.g. taxis) and decides on the usage of scarce resources by private individuals (e.g. special usage licenses). Knowledge of public business law is mandatory rather than optional for all students who want to work in a competent manner in business law in general later on.
Company Law I and II: Establishment and Development, Redevelopment and Liquidation (Prof. Dr. K. Müller, Ass. Prof. Dr. A. Opel et al.) as well as succession and restructuring, company, matrimonial property, inheritance and tax law (Prof. Dr. K. Müller, Prof. Dr. P. Eitel et al.), University of Lucerne
The course Company Law I (Establishment and Development, Redevelopment and Liquidation) follows the life cycle of a company. The focus is on small and medium-sized companies. Based on uniform initial circumstances, the central questions that arise for a company with regard to the thematic groups „Establishment and choice of legal form“, „Development and expansion“ and „Redevelopment and liquidation“ are explained from the perspective of company, social insurance and tax law. The interaction of the different legal issues is to be depicted in an integrated manner in an area of high practical relevance. The event is based on consulting practice and aims to teach students in particular how to handle and solve interdisciplinary questions.
The course Company Law II (Succession and Restructuring) follows the life cycle of a company. The focus is on small and medium-sized companies. Based on uniform initial circumstances, the central questions that arise for a company on the thematic groups „Succession and restructuring“ are explained from the perspective of matrimonial property and inheritance law, company and tax law. The interaction of the different legal issues is to be depicted in an area of high practical relevance. The event is based on consulting practice and aims to teach students in particular how to handle and solve interdisciplinary questions.
Corporate taxation law (Ass.-Prof. Dr. A. Opel), University of Lucerne
The course deals in depth with the taxation of companies (partnerships and corporations) and with the taxation of the investors in a company. The tax consequences during the company‘s entire life cycle, from its establishment and development until it is dissolved, are examined. However, the fiscal handling of company restructurings remains fundamentally factored out.