Private International Business Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode RGBIP50005
Vaknaam Private International Business Law
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Blok 4)
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Private International Business Law
Leerdoelen In today’s globalized economy, companies frequently engage in business activities across borders. It is not uncommon for companies to operate throughout multiple countries, to conclude contracts with foreign business partners, to serve consumers from different countries or to have foreign shareholders and directors.

This course provides students with knowledge and insight into the basis for and fundamental aspects of private international law when it comes to doing (cross-border) business within the European Union. Students will acquire knowledge of matters of jurisdiction and applicable law with respect to international contracts (sale, provision of services, consumer and employment), torts (incl. culpa in contrahendo (breaking off negotiations)) and liability of directors. They will learn to understand how the EU rules on jurisdiction and applicable law operate when a European business pursues commercial activities in other EU Member States, as well as when a non-EU business is doing business in the European area of justice.
In addition, students will learn to identify important private international law problems in cross-border situations and will be taught to solve these problems on the basis of European PIL rules and jurisprudence.
Omschrijving The three main issues of private international law: jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments are the key subject matters that will be dealt with during this class. The emphasis of the class will lie on the first two subject matters. The issues of jurisdiction and applicable law will be addressed for general contractual obligations, consumer contracts, employment contracts, torts and the liability of directors. In addition, the issue of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout the EU is addressed. In discussing these subject matters an EU approach will be adopted. The class will provide a general introduction into the theoretical framework of the EU rules on private international law.

Students will acquire knowledge of the basis for and theories on the EU conflict of laws, enabling them to understand key concepts of private international law when doing business in the EU. They will learn to identify the main private international law problems that arise in cross-border (legal) situations and learn to solve these problems on the basis of European rules on private international law.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(7 2-hour lectures (during the course of the block))
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen)
Vaksoort b-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. dr. K.C. Henckel
Docent(en) mr. dr. K.C. Henckel
Entreevoorwaarden
  • This course is only accessible for students that have obtained at least 45 EC from their first year courses at research university level or that participate in a pre-approved pre-master or decree programme.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students
Opmerkingen
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme Law 1 semester II b optional
LLB International and European Law 2 semester II b verplicht
LLB International and European Law, Technology Law track 2 semester II b verplicht
Pre-LLM International & European Law,track Governance and Law in Digital Society  (For UG IRIO students) 1 semester II b compulsory
Pre-LLM International & European Law,track Governance and Law in Digital Society  (For social science students) 1 semester II b compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track Energy and Climate Law 1 semester II b compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track International Commercial Law 1 semester II b compulsory