MKP_PRFI Law and Finance

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prerequisites
! KPPAFI Law and Finance
The course requires basic knowledge and skills in the areas of:
- theory of law,
- company organization,
- basics of business law.
This knowledge can be acquired in the following courses:
Introduction to Law, Corporate Economics and Business Law 1.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course is an introduction to the issues connected with the protection of consumers of financial services.

The course comprises four topics.
The introductory part describes the strategy of EU consumer policy and consumer protection in the EU. It also defines the main terms connected with consumer protection.

The second part is concerned with public-law consumer protection in financial markets with special attention paid to the focus of the protection, institutions engaged in the protection system, consumer rights, rules of filing complaints and inducements, and sanctions.

The third part describes the specifics of consumer protection in the main segments of the financial market, with emphasis on explaining the rights of a client to be given information before signing a contract and on an ethical approach when financial services are provided.

The last part introduces rules of asserting and exacting claims of consumers in the financial market using private law – through civil proceedings, insolvency proceedings, and also through out-of-court settlement of the dispute, especially in arbitration, mediation and out-of-court execution.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction. EU consumer policy. Consumer and consumer protection (defining the term consumer, reasons for consumer protection, principles of consumer protection). Protection of consumers of financial services.1. Introduction. EU consumer policy. Consumer and consumer protection (defining the term consumer, reasons for consumer protection, principles of consumer protection). Protection of consumers of financial services.
  • 2. Sources of consumer protection law (principles of consumer protection law pertaining to constitutional law, civil law, administrative law and criminal law).
  • 3. Tools of public and private law used in the protection of consumers of financial services. Public-law protection of consumers of financial services. Institutions engaged in the system of consumer protection in the Czech Republic (focus of protection, consumer rights, rules of filing complaints and inducements.
  • 4. Consumer protection in the area of provision of services in the financial market (bank deposits and savings services, payments, consumer contracts, consumer credit, building society services, private pension schemes, investment services, insurance).
  • 5. Ways of asserting and exacting private-law claims of consumers in the financial market. Creditor claim and its characteristics. Legal regime of a claim. 6. Asserting and exacting claims in civil proceedings.
  • 7. Asserting and exacting claims of consumers of financial services in insolvency proceedings. Individual bankruptcy. Rights and obligations of a financial institution in the positions of a creditor and a debtor. Rights and obligations of a consumer in the positions of a creditor and a debtor.
  • 8. Asserting and exacting claims of consumers of financial services in out-of-court settlements of disputes. Exacting claims of consumers of financial services in an arbitration.
  • 9. Asserting claims of consumers of financial services in a mediation. Advantages of a mediation and the role of the mediator in a mediation.
  • 10. Asserting claims of consumers of financial services in an out-of-court execution.
  • 11. SOLVIT as a tool of out-of-court exacting of claims that originated in the European Community internal market.
Literature
    required literature
  • Šedová J. Studijní texty „Právo a finance“. ESF 2012. Portál výuky právních předmětů ESF: Webová adresa: pravoesf.econ.muni.cz. Informace o přístupu do webové aplikace je k dispozici ve Stud. materiálech předmětu v IS ESF MU.
  • SELUCKÁ, M. Ochrana spotřebitele v soukromém právu., Praha : C.H.Beck, 2008. ISBN 8074000371
    recommended literature
  • Zákony: Aktuální seznam bude zveřejněn v ISU/ve Studijních materiálech předmětu
Teaching methods
Lectures on weekend blocks.
Assessment methods
The course is carried out through distance learning. It finishes with a written exam. Students are allowed to take the final exam after the seminar work has been completed, handed over and marked by a tutor (POT) within a set time schedule.

Caution:
"Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination."
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 12 hodin.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět KPPAFI.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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