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International Contract and Competition Law

Module name (EN): International Contract and Competition Law
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-250
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VF (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/French
Assessment:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)
Curricular relevance:
IBB-250 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 2, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
IBB-120 Contracts and Business Law


[updated 02.03.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck


[updated 02.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
International Contract Law:
 
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to interpret the international and national legal frameworks and regulations that are important
  for the transnationally active business community.
- be able to interpret the regulations in international contract law.
- know English and French legal terminology.
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of private international law, the
  harmonization of laws at the international and European
  level, as well as international jurisdiction.
- be able to apply legal and legislative texts independently,  
  interpret individual provisions and relate them to one another.
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice.
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to concrete cases and contracts based on
  international commercial law by classifying the problem,
  subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant provisions and
  deriving the result from this.
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgement.
 
 
International Competition Law:
 
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to interpret the framework conditions and regulations of competition law and industrial property rights that are important for the cross-border economy.
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of international agreements on
  industrial property rights, conflict of laws and the approximation
  and harmonization of laws at the international and EU level.
- be able to apply legal and legislative texts independently, interpret individual provisions and relate them to one another.
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice.
- be able to manage court proceedings in competition law.
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to concrete cases based on international competition law by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant provisions and deriving the result from them.
- be able to review the results based on general (legal) value judgement.
 


[updated 04.02.2020]
Module content:
A. International Contract Law (in English or French)
- Inhomogeneity, legal sources, legal nature and elements of
  private international law
- Private international law (conflict of laws), in particular, the Rome I regulation
- The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
- Judicial enforcement of claims (EU Regulation No 1215/2012 ... on jurisdiction ... of judgments in civil and commercial
  matters; simplified procedures), as well as dispute avoidance and dispute resolution
- Negotiating international contracts
   
B. International Competition Law (in English)
- A practical approach: Court proceedings following an infringement of industrial property or an act of unfair competition
- Elements and functions of international competition law
- International agreements on industrial property rights
- The world´s first supranational industrial property rights: EU trademark and EU community design
- International registration/international protection of trademarks and
  designs
- Private international law (conflict of laws), in particular the Rome II regulation
- Overview of the law against unfair competition

[updated 04.02.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Interactive lecture with integrated case studies
- Visualizing slides
- Learning material posted in eLearning management system

[updated 16.12.2019]
Recommended or required reading:
International Contract Law:
Bogdan, M., Concise introduction to EU private international law, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, latest edition
Clavel, S., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Ferrari, F. & Leible, S. (eds.), Rome I Regulation: The law applicable to contractual relations in Germany, Sellier, Munich, latest edition edition
Gildeggen, R./Willburger, A., Internationale Handelsgeschäfte, Franz Vahlen, München, latest edition
Gutmann, D., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Laborde, J.-P., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Mo, J., International commercial law, LexisNexis, Chatswood, latest edition
Rauscher, Th., Internationales Privatrecht, C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, latest edition
Schlechtriem, P. / Butler, P., UN Law on international sales, Springer, Berlin et al., latest editin
Schwenzer, I. et al., International sales law, Hart, Oxoford et al., latest edition
Schlechtriem, P. / Witz, C., Convention de Vienne, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
 
International Competition Law:
Cook, T.: EU Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Geradin, D et al.: EU Competition Law and Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Huber, P. (ed.): Rome II Regulation, Sellier, Berlin, latest edition
Lange, P.,(ed.), International trade mark and signs protection, C. H. Beck et al., Munich et al., latest edition
Jones, A. & Sufrin, B.: EU Competition Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Maier, P. & Schlötelborg M.: Manual on the European Community Design, Heymanns, Köln et al., latest edition
Yu, P.: International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Carolina Academic Press, Durham, latest edition  
 


[updated 04.02.2020]
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