ROMANO GIOVANNI

Giovanni
Romano
Professore Associato

Presentation

Giovanni Romano is Associate Professor of Business Law at the Department of Business and Law (University of Siena) where he teaches Transnational Corporate Governance Law and Corporate Insolvency Law. Graduated cum laude in law at the University of Perugia, he holds a Ph.D. in Banking and Financial Market Law at the University of Siena, where he then worked as a Research fellow in Business Law.  His researches mainly focus on company and banking law, with a special attention to company directors’ duties and to cooperative banks; the law and regulation of financial contracts and collective investment schemes; insolvency law. He is a member of the Editorial boards of the reviews “Ianus” (the on-line review of the Department of Business and Law – University of Siena) and “Diritto della Banca e del mercato finanziario”. He has been delegated by the Director of Disag to department seminars. He is also a member of the University Quality Assurance Committee. He participates to the Board of the PhD in Law and Management of Sustainability (LaMaS).

Office hours

Office hour: Students can contact me by email to schedule an appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

Notices

 

Teaching activities

CORPORATE LAW AND REGULATION (BUSINESS LAW BASIC) a.a. 2022-2023 - Second semester

 The course focuses on corporate law.

European company law in particular will be considered, but attention will also be paid to the Italian company law system.

A. CONTENTS

The general definition of “company/corporation”. Partnerships and corporations. The organisation of assets and liability for corporate obligations. The single-member company. The corporate group. The 'purpose' of companies. The profit-making company; the cooperative society; the consortium; the EEIG.

The notion of share capital and the rules for its formation and conservation.

The corporate organisation of capital companies: the systems of administration and control.

The legal bases and the process of harmonisation of company law in Europe. The right of establishment of companies and cross-border extraordinary transactions.

Listed companies and takeover regulation. The financing of innovative start-ups: venture capital; SPACs

Corporate Law and Sustainability: the proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence; the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Corporate Insolvency and Reorganization Law

 

B. GOALS

Through the analysis of the European legal system related to economic initiatives, the course aims to offer students a complete knowledge of European legislation relating to business and company law so that the student can acquire the appropriate skills to identify and solve problems related to business activity and, specifically, to companies, with regard to their operations in the context of the single market.

The expected training objectives therefore provide the student with a solid knowledge of the legal profiles of how firms operate, in relation to professional outlets that involve the assumption of operational or advisory responsibilities.

 

C. TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER STUDYING MATERIALS

Nicola De Luca, European Company Law, Cambridge University Press, 2nd. ed.,  2021

OR

Andrea Vicari, European Company Law, De Gruyter, 2021

AND

Andrea Sacco Ginevri (ed), Commentaries and cases on italian business law, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2021

Additional materials will be made available during the course in the associated Moodle space

 

D. EXAMINATION AND MID-TERMS

The final examination is oral. It covers the main course content and is aimed at ascertaining knowledge of the topics and acquisition of the skills described above.

During the course, four intermediate tests covering 80% of the assessment will be conducted.

The in itinere tests may consist of:

-  analysis of case law

- a written test

- an oral presentation in classroom

- a research paper on a topic assigned by the lecturer

Completion accademic year: 2024/2025

Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE A.Y. 2024/2025
Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT A.Y. 2024/2025

Completion accademic year: 2023/2024

Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE A.Y. 2023/2024
Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT A.Y. 2023/2024

Completion accademic year: 2022/2023

Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE A.Y. 2022/2023
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT A.Y. 2021/2022

Completion accademic year: 2021/2022

Course year: 3 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2019/2020
Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE A.Y. 2021/2022

Completion accademic year: 2020/2021

Course year: 3 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2018/2019
Course year: 1 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE A.Y. 2020/2021

Research

Selected publications:

  • Santoro, V., Romano, G. (2016). L’ultimo atto di riforma delle banche popolari. LE NUOVE LEGGI CIVILI COMMENTATE, 39(2), 210-261. - view more