About the Module

Jean Monnet Module “Commercial Law of the European Union” is  open for the  lawyer, other types of practitioners, students who follow the Master’s Programme in Civil Law  at advanced level. The course is also open to international students participating in exchange programmes with the Law Institute.

The course will amount to 3 ECTS credits and will be an obligatory course at advanced level  for the degree of Master of Laws.


The objectives of the course are; 1) to provide an in-depth understanding of the nature of EU law and 2) to explain  its inter-relationship with national legal systems. This comprises the study of the EU’s basic principles of law, institutional architecture and decision-making procedures. The central theme of the course is the application of Commercial EU law.


1) Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All students are expected to be well prepared, to work with the problems presented in the course material and to be engaged in discussion. The seminars are prepared in two stages: through individual study of relevant case law and literature as well as through joint discussions and problem-solving in study-groups. Attendance to all except two seminars or lectures (chosen at the student’s own discretion) is compulsory. Relief from the requirement of attendance may be granted by the Course Director.

The teaching is based on the material indicated in the attached list of literature and caselaw (internet).

2) Other type of activity is round table. Businessmen, lawyers and governmental officials are always  invited to take part in the round table.  Its aim is to collect practical problems arising during business activity with EU partners.

3) The aim of a conference is to summarize the ideas of practical lawyers, opinions of scientists and to propose some amendments to Commercial Code of Ukraine concerning harmonization of Ukrainian Commercial Law.

4) During the lectures of  guest-professors (from Poland and the Czech republic)  students  have the possibility to find about how Eastern European EU states have found their own way of  Commercial Law harmonization to EU standards.

5) In the research articles a Coordinator of Jean Monnet Module  tries to explain the fundamentals of Commercial Law of the European Union from the scientific point of view taking into account the perspective of closer economic cooperation between Ukraine and the EU;

6) A coursebook  “EU Commercial Law”. It is worth  mentioning that in Ukraine there is still no coursebook on Commercial Law of the European Union in the Ukrainian language.


1) Promotion of European Union studies. Students will have possibility to learn a new course. Students and other persons, who wish to attend the course, will learn: 1) system of EU Commercial legislation; 2) kinds of Companies  in the EU; 3) the impact of EU Law on national Law. They will  be able: a) to conclude the agreements,  a) to draft the articles of association for company.

2) Greater visibility of EU Commercial Law course at  national level. The educational materials, printed and electronic version of the coursebook “European Commercial Law” will be prepared.  The access will be free to these resources. Several copies of the book will be presented to each regional library of Ukraine. Therefore much more people (not only students) will have possibility to learn EU Commercial Law in their native (Ukrainian) language.

3) Academic added value. Problems of legal regulation, the thoughts and ideas of practical lawyers and scientists concerning harmonization of Ukrainian Law to EU standards will be collected and published in a scientific journal, in university’s and regional mass media. The ways of harmonization of Ukrainian Commercial Law will be proposed.