Subject: the responsibility of board directors is an issue that has traditionally always been handled by civil courts. However, in times like the present, which are characterised by high economic instability – when law practitioners, but also the public opinion, are forced to question themselves on what is known as the “corporate social responsibility” – it is increasingly useful to closely examine the subject, especially with an eye to defining the duties of said directors when faced with a company crisis. In fact, it is only through a proper understanding of their behaviours, not only expected but also specifically demanded of them, also taking account of the various sub roles and of their different competencies (which parameter must also be considered within the meaning of Art. 2392 of the reformed Italian Civil Code) that we can conduct a proper analysis of their responsibilities, especially in the context of proposed actions during bankruptcy procedures.
The topic will be developed as much as possible in a broad spectrum of interest areas, so as to take account also of the variants connected with the specific choice of business organization (suffice to mention, with regard to all of the above, the issue of the responsibility of board directors in corporate enterprise).
Structure and methodology: due to the nature of the course objectives, various methods will be adopted depending on the different phases (some sessions will be dedicated to dialogues between two or more people and – to a lesser extent – to face-to-face presentations, whilst others will be dedicated to study groups, to examine specific cases handled in courts of first instance and high courts, having specific regard to the topics discussed in the afternoon sessions).
Candidates: civil magistrates of first instance and high court. The course is open to tax advisors.