International Commercial Contracts

In a globalised world cross-border contracts are common place. The course explores cross border contracts (with an emphasis on cross-border sale of goods contracts) from their negotiaton to the resolution mechanisms available should a dispute arise. The course thereby will examine a variety of disciplines. For examples the course will discuss the substantial law that might be applicable to a cross border contract, the private international law rules a court or arbitral tribunal might use to determine the applicable law to a contract but also INCOTERMS, bill of ladings, letter of credits and insurance. Ideas how to effectfully negotiate a contract will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different possibilities of dispute resolution (in particular litigation and arbitration). This course will be taught over a four week period with the first class session held on January 6, 2014. Pre-requisites: Contracts Evaluation Method: Take home exam two weeks after the end of the course. Class Materials: A reader will be provided.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 704

Course History

Spring 2014
Title: International Commercial Contracts
Faculty: Butler, Petra
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 29