COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Law of Business Organizations
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 305
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To release information about the basic principles of company law, the current developments in the company law.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Examine the importance, functioning and legal regime of ordinary partnership.
  • Determine the personal partnership feature of limited and general partnerships, their differences from capital partnerships and their legal regime.
  • Examine basic principles of capital partnerships and their dissimilarities from personal partnerships.
  • Describe one-man corporations, the rules of one-man corporations and their dissimilarities from other types of partnerships.
  • Discuss the rules regarding functioning and supervision of corporations.
  • Discuss the basic structure of limited liability companies, the functioning of their bodies, their representation and expiration.
Course Description Partnership and historical development of partnership; partnership in the Turkish legal system and their types; factors in a partnership relation; ordinary partnerships; general partnerships, limited partnerships; joint stock companies; limited liability companies.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 General information on company law, historical development, partnerships in the Turkish legal system and their classification from various perspectives, the elements of partnership relation Reha Poroy, Ünal Tekinalp, Ersin Çamoğlu: Ortaklıklar Hukuku I, İstanbul 2014, pp. 3-38
2 Ordinary partnership; the establishment of an ordinary partnership, the relations among the partners, partnership relations with third parties, termination of partnership Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 1-105
3 General provisions of trading partnership; legal personality and capacity, shares of partners, partners' personal creditors, mergers, divisions and change of legal form in trading partnerships. Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 107-171
4 Community of companies; the concept of dominant and affiliate company, mutual participation, liability regime for community of companies and control of the community of companies Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 172-204
5 Limited and general partnership; establishment and functioning of the limited and general partnerships, changes among the partners, termination and liquidation of partnership Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 205-294
6 Joint stock companies; general provisions on the functioning of joint stock companies and basic principles of one-man corporations, establishment, establishment types and transactions of joint stock companies, legal liability arising from establishment of joint stock companies; Quiz 1 Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 295-349
7 Review for midterm exam
8 Midterm exam
9 The bodies of joint stock companies; the formation and functioning of the board of directors; the legal liability of board members; managers; powers, duties and legal responsibilities of managers; independent audit in a joint stock company, those who are eligible to be auditors, auditing, audit report, the auditor's legal liability Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 349-459
10 Functioning of general assembly in a joint stock company, holding general assembly meetings and call for a general assembly meeting, nullity and cancellation of the decisions of the general assembly Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 459-546
11 The concept of share in a joint stock company, shareholder and his/her legal status, rights and obligations of shareholders, principles concerning registered share certificates and bearer share certificates, other securities issued by a joint stock company Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 602-628; Reha Poroy, Ünal Tekinalp, Ersin Çamoğlu: Ortaklıklar Hukuku I, İstanbul 2014, pp. 545-633
12 Amendment of Articles of Association of a joint stock company, increase of registered capital, provisions to which the increase of registered capital from external and internal sources is subject, right of priority, preference shares and special committee of preference shareholders, reduction of registered capital and its provisions Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 546-602
13 Limited liability partnership; definition and qualifications of limited liability partnership, establishment of limited liability partnership, the concept of share in a limited liability partnership the rights and obligations of the partners of a limited liability partnership, the transfer of registered capital share Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 669-731
14 Functioning and bodies of a limited liability partnership, the general assembly of partners and its functioning, managers, acquisition of the capacity of manager, legal liability of managers, termination and liquidation of a limited liability partnership; Quiz 2 Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017, pp. 731-782
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Oruç Hami Şener: Teorik ve Uygulamalı Ortaklıklar Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2017

Suggested Readings/Materials

Ertan Demirkapı, Fatih Bilgili: Şirketler Hukuku Ders Kitabı, Dora Yayınevi, Bursa 2017; Reha Poroy, Ünal Tekinalp, Ersin Çamoğlu: Ortaklıklar Hukuku I, Vedat Kitapçılık, Istanbul 2014; Mehmet Bahtiyar: Ortaklıklar Hukuku, Istanbul 2017; Çağlar Manavgat, Feyzan Hayal Şehirali Çelik, İsmail Kırca: Anonim Şirketler Hukuku Volume 1, Banka ve Ticaret Hukuku Araştırma Enstitüsü, Ankara 2013.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
20
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest