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Cross-border Commercial Transactions (6 ECTS)

Lecturer: K.C. Henckel, LLM

When: Block 4

Brief course description: This course deals with the most important legal issues of contracting and torts: applicable law, jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments thereof. Various types of contracts will be looked at, such as purchase and 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 Regulation and Lugano Convention on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters. During this class students will be encouraged to actively participate, through weekly assignments and class presentations. This in order to reach the main goal of the class, to allow the students to practise their knowledge of private international law and to prepare them for legal practice in the international arena.

Teaching method: Lectures, in-class discussions, presentations, papers

Assessment: Papers, presentation.

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:19 December 2017 4.45 p.m.