Commercial and Trade Law, 10 credits

Handelsrätt, 10 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Ingrid Thörn Berggren

Course coordinator

Ingrid Thörn Berggren

Director of studies or equivalent

Johannes Lerm
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme 1 (Autumn 2021) 202151-202207 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
Mathematics and Social Studies corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 3b/3c and Samhällskunskap 1b/(1a1 and 1a2)
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the structure and systematics of Swedish national law
- demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the structure and influence of the EU/EC law on Swedish law
- demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of central legal concepts within civil law, mainly concerning property law
- demonstrate basic skills in law interpretation and case analysis
- demonstrate basic ability to identify and solve less complicated but frequently occurring civil and, above all, property law issues
- critically reflect on legal positions regarding the application of relevant rules in commercial law.

Course content

The course covers, in addition to the structure of the court, the different legal sources and how legal rules are created and applied, a basic study in Swedish civil law, namely contract law, sales law, law of damages, credit law, creditor and execution law and economic family law. Further, the course contains a general overview of the basics of EU/EC law and the common market and its rules influence on Swedish law.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises. The students should also study independently.


The course examined partly through participation in compulsory seminars, partly through a written and independent examination.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXAM Examination 8.5 credits U, G, VG
DEL3 Seminars 3 0.5 credits U, G
DEL2 Seminars 2 0.5 credits U, G
DEL1 Seminars 1 0.5 credits U, G

Regulary literature


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