International Business Law

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • To supplement the student’s knowledge and skills in a way that may form part of the student’s choice of educational and professional profile

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • The international frameworks of international business law
  • The methods and purose of unification of private law
  • The principles of international trade.
  • The polycentric domestic judicial setting in which international business is set

Skills

  • Master the terminology and concepts of the field
  • Apply the legal method from the field
  • Identify and analyse international business law problems and risks
  • Interpret and apply the rules of relevant to international business
  • Independently locate relevant legal sources in the field, including case law, traveux preparatoire and scholarly works
  • Explain and react to the deficiencies of the law.
  • Present and explain an analysis of a theoretical or practical problem in a convincing and appropriate manner

Competences

  • Apply the interpretation methods salient to the particular legal area of concern
  • Recognize international business law problems.
  • Recognize risks in cross-border transactions and suggest appropriate reaction
  • Advise on legal matters relating to international business law
  • Advise on the risks involved in dispute resolution
  • Advise on the pros and cons of the default law and choice of domestic law

Type of instruction

  • Lectures

Extent and expected workload

  • 270 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examInternational Business Law
Type of exam
Written exam
Hand in of legal paper of a maximum of 10 pages
ECTS10
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentWe refer to the grading scale order

Additional information

  • The module is open to students from Law and Business Law 

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternational Business Law
Module codeKA-JU-13-S18
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
Intensive 2 weeks module
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Law
DepartmentDepartment of Law
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences

Litterature

       OBS litteratur er først endelig 3 uger før semesterstart!

  • Mercurio, Trakman, Kolsky Lewis, Zeller, International Business Law. (2010), Oxford Press
  • UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2005), Entry into force: 1 March 2013
  • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (New York, 2008) (the "Rotterdam Rules")
  • Hague (HCCH 37:) Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements
  • Hague (HCCH 40:) Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts 2015
  • Law Commission of India Report 253 “Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and Commercial Courts Bill, 2015”
  • Law Commission of India Report No. 188, 2003, “Proposals For Constitution Of Hi-Tech Fast – Track Commercial Divisions In High Courts”