International Business Law


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



Name of examInternational Business Law
Type of exam
Written exam
Hand in of legal paper of a maximum of 10 pages
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

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
Intensive 2 weeks module
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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


       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”