Assessment will be on the basis of an essay or a test - tbs (70%) and performance in the class (30%).
The purpose of this course is to:
- offer students an overview of the main challenges faced by lawyers in international legal practice and familiarize them with the notion of transnational commercial law
- help students assess the main challenges in international commercial law practice and explain the connection between transnational commercial law and the rules on conflict of laws
- enable students to understand how the various transnational commercial law instruments relate to one another, and gain an insight into the way these instruments are developed, what are their driving forces and how are they used in practice
- provide students with basic knowledge necessary about the main sources of law governing international transactions
United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/sale_goods/1980CISG.html)
UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (http://www.unidroit.org/english/principles/contracts/principles2010/integralversionprinciples2010-e.pdf)
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/transport_goods/2008rotterdam_rules.html)
International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading, as Amended by the Brussels Protocol 1968)(“The Hague-Visby Rules”) (http://www.jus.uio.no/lm/en/pdf/sea.carriage.hague.visby.rules.1968.portrait.a4.pdf)
United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (http://www.uncitral.org/pdf/english/texts/payments/guarantees/guarantees.pdf)
Goode/Kronke/McKendrick/Wool, Transnational commercial law, Oxford: University Press, 2007.