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030533 KU International Business Transactions (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 70 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 09.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 16.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 23.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 30.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 06.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 13.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 20.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 27.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 04.12. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 11.12. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 18.12. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 08.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 15.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this class is to make students acquainted with the practical and legal problems of cross-border business transactions. They will obtain knowledge and skills that are indispensable for negotiating commercial agreements with foreign counterparties and settling disputes arising out of such agreements in court or before an arbitral tribunal.
The class will cover contracts for the sale of goods, for the provision of services, secured transactions, transport contracts, financing and payments (including letters of credit), mergers & acquisitions, as well as joint ventures.
Participants should have a sound basis in a national civil law (any) and a good command of the English language (no other language is necessary). They should also have completed at least an introduction to Private International Law.

Methods:
The method of this class is both abstract and problem-oriented: At first, the background will be covered by a general introduction to the topic, explaining the legal sources and their role. Thereafter, specific problems will be discussed with the participants, often with a practical background. Students will receive original texts and documents. Powerpoint will be used.

Language:
All classes will be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed on the basis of a written exam and on the basis of their participation during the class, weighted 70% for the written exam and 30% for oral participation. In the written exam, unmodified legal texts, such as the CISG or EU regulations, will be permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to be successful in the exam, students must demonstrate that they (1) have understood the techniques used for international business transactions, (2) are familiar with the legal sources governing such transactions, and (3) are able to solve legal problems that may occur in practice. Only topics discussed in the class will be examined.
The grades will be based on the comprehensiveness, soundness and accuracy of the student’s answers. The quality of the English language will not affect the grade except where a lack of language skills leads to incomprehensible answers.

Examination topics

Only topics discussed in the class will be examined.

Reading list

Reading list:
Folsom, van Alstine, Ramsey & Schaefer, International Business Transactions, 13th ed. (West: St. Paul (Minn.) 2019)
Goode, Kronke, McKendrick & Wool, Transnational Commercial Law, 2nd ed. (OUP: Oxford 2012)
Campbell & Proksch, International Business Transactions, Basic work with 57th supplement (Springer: Berlin and New York 2012)
Jacquet, Delebeque & Corneloup, Droit du commerce international, 2nd ed. (Dalloz: Paris 2012)
Racine & Siirainen, Droit du commerce international, 3rd ed. (Dalloz: Paris 2019)

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