LWYL539 International Business Transactions-London (John Matheson)
Concentration(s): Business and Corporate Law (JD), International Law (JD), Study Abroad (JD), LLM in Business and Corporate Law (LLMB), Business and Corporate Law (LLMC), International Law (LLMC), LLM in International Law (LLMI)
We study the important legal aspects of private transactions that involve parties, goods, services or capital crossing national borders, which are today encountered even in modestly-sized businesses that are largely local. The course starts with an introduction to the conduct of business in the international community, including the actors involved and the general forms of international business. We will then study three primary methods of doing business internationally: (1) International Trading of Goods, including sales agreements and letters of credit; (2) Transfers of Technology, primarily involving licensing and franchising of intellectual property; and (3) Direct Investment in Foreign Countries, including the choice of business form, operational issues and termination of foreign investments. The course then addresses selected issues that arise in the resolution of international business disputes, including choice of law and forum, jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments.
The final exam will be held on 8/2/2013. (Program dates: July 1-August 3, 2013)
Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 9:00-10:35am