Business Law and Contract Management

Code UE : USM316

  • Cours
  • 4 crédits




Objectifs pédagogiques

The objective of this course is to give students an understanding of:
- The regulatory framework of international business
- Issues associated with international contracts in general (e.g., international sales and licensing agreements)
- The resolution of international commercial disputes
- The protection of intellectual property
- The role of legal professionals in international business
- Current developments in international trade, investment, and commercial law


1 Introduction to International Business Law:
  • What is it and why should we care?
  • The Major Legal Systems in the World
  • Market Access Strategies from a Legal Perspective
2 Regulatory Environment of International Trade and Commerce
  • WTO
  • EU
  • Other Regional Trade Organizations
  • BITs and Other Investment Agreements
  • UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT, The Hague Conference
3 Basic Contract Principles
  • The Elements of a Contract
  • Performance, Breach of Contract and Damages
  • UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Contracts
4 International Sales Law:
  • International Sales Agreements
  • The CISG
5 International Trade Terms and Documents
  • Incoterms/Transportation
  • Letters of Credit
6 Intellectual Property Rights & Licensing Agreements:
  • Types of Intellectual Property
  • Licensing Agreements
7 What Happens When Things Don’t Go As Planned?:
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration
  • International Litigation
  • ADR
  • Forum Selection and Choice of Law Clauses
8 Anti-Corruption Legislation
  • Basic Principles
  • OECD Convention
  • Extra-territorial application of Domestic Legislation

Modalité d'évaluation

End of course group presentations
In class individual evaluations
Class individual participation: penalty if no participation

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