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Spring 2021

Course Description
This is a survey course concerned with the problems likely to be encountered when firms engage in transnational business transactions. The areas covered are: (i) sale of goods and services, (ii) establishment and management of agencies, distributorships and other strategic alliances in foreign markets, (iii) protecting and licensing intellectual property rights, (iv) the conduct of direct foreign investments, including the protection of property from expropriation and nationalization, (v) compliance with foreign exchange regulations, and competition policies especially antitrust, and with labor and environmental laws. The course also introduces the student to selective problems in transnational litigation, including suits against foreign sovereigns, service of documents abroad, discovery of evidence located abroad, the recognition of foreign judgments and the enforcement of international arbitration agreements and awards. In addition to treaties and other sources of international law, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements and NAFTA. We will take a comparative approach to the subject, focusing on differences in contract formation, formalities and interpretation between the civil and common law traditions.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   T  6:20 PM-8:50 PM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-3111