Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LLMC 856 International Business Transactions



Course Description

This course will consider some of the major private and public law issues involved in international trade and investment. The course will focus primarily on the private international business transactions. This course will examine typical legal arrangements to (i) the international financing and sale of goods (including extensive coverage of the United Nations Conventions of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods - (CISG), (ii) the non-establishment forms of foreign investment employed by market participants in order to generate business internationally (including licensing of intellectual property rights, international distributorship contracts, transfer of technology agreements, etc), and (iii) the foreign direct investment of capital through the establishment of business operations abroad. Aspects of public international trade law, such as NAFTA, will also be discussed.