Cross-border Commercial Transactions

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGMPR50906
Vaknaam Cross-border Commercial Transactions
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Blok 4)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Cross-border Commercial Transactions
Leerdoelen The main objective of this course is to allow students to practice and broaden their knowledge of private international law and to prepare them for international legal practice. Students will learn to critically evaluate, assess and solve several complex private international law issues, both independently and in group form. In addition, the course allows students to master independent research and promotes academic writing and discussion.
Omschrijving This course deals with the most important legal issues arising in cross-border commercial transactions, such as contracting and torts: applicable law, jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments thereof. Various types of contracts will be looked at, such as sale, consumer, insurance and employment contracts. Electronic-commerce contracts, in their various forms, will also be analysed. While the focus will be on the regulation of international contracts and torts within Europe, attention will also be paid to other legal systems, in particular the ones from the participants’ countries of origin.

Instrumental in this course will be several pan-European and international legal instruments, such as: the Rome I Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations, Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations, the Brussels (I bis) Regulation and Lugano Convention on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. During this class students will be required to actively participate, through weekly assignments, class presentations and legal discussions during class. By doing so the main objective of this course will be fulfilled, i.e. allowing students to practice and broaden their knowledge of private international law and to prepare them for legal practice in the international arena.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, presentatie
(14 2-hours lectures (during the block), in-class discussions, presentations, papers)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Tentamendata Presentations, papers)
Vaksoort M4 of M5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. K.C. Henckel
Docent(en) mr. K.C. Henckel
Verplichte literatuur
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  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • Not accessible for students who have passed the seminar Cross-border Commercial Transactions before 1-9-2015.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester II b optional
LLM International Commercial Law 1 semester II b compulsory
Open Colleges - semester II b keuze