International Business Transactions


This course aims at introducing to the students the main legal problems in civil and commercial law arising in international commercial transactions. The structuring of the operations is discussed. The nature and execution of the obligations contained in the operations will be analysed and the problems of the law applicable to the transactions will be solved.


The legal questions and the international complications that arise for cross-border commercial transactions of diverse types:

Conflicts of law of the contractual obligations in general; the development on the scene of unification of the law on international commercial contracts and the uniform law of international sale of goods (CISG - convention of 1980) in particular; contracts for agency, distribution, joint ventures, banking contracts and other specific commercial transactions; the international assignment of receivables; the transfer of securities; the assignment and licensing of intellectual property rights; bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

The students will look at practical matters of drafting international agreements.

Key words: 
International commercial transactions
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