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International Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
International Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MAIM-221
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Required academic prerequisites (ASPO):
Written examination + term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAIM-221 (P420-0451) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Barbara Weitz

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Learning outcomes:
The students
•        are familiar with the important legal framework for international business
•        understand the function and mechanisms of  contract, competition and corporate law  in international legal relations
•        can work with the regulations in international agreements,  EU law and various national laws independently and link them in compliance with the norm hierarchy
•        understand the importance of the norms for the day-to-day life of an international corporation
•        develop solutions for concrete cases and contracts from international business law by classifying the problem, subsuming the situation using the relevant provisions and then deriving a result
•        create design proposals for international contractual und corporate practices
•        acknowledge the result based on general legal value assessments.

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Module content:
1. International Competition Law:
International competition law and territoriality principle; European and international industrial property rights; international conventions; market freedoms; EU cartel law with its references to national cartel law
2. International Contracts and Companies:
Contractual design and safeguards for international sales contracts; special features when working with especially important contracts; conflict resolution;
Company statutes and structures; corporate governance and compliance in globally active corporations; mergers; insolvency

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Teaching methods/Media:
Interactive lecture based on practical examples and exercises
Visualization of keywords on a presentation board, transparencies
Learning material via Internet (graphs, diagrams, exercises)
Online exercises for researching international/European legal sources

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Recommended or required reading:
-Annand, R.: Blackstone’s Guide to the Community Trade Mark, Blackstone, London, current edition
-Cook, T.: EU Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, current edition
-Dabbah, M.: International and Comparative Competition Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, current edition
Fairhurst, J., Law of the European Union, Pearson, Harlow, current edition
-Gildeggen, R. & Willburger A.: Internationale Handelsgeschäfte, Vahlen, Munich, current edition
-Herdegen, M.: Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, Beck, Munich, current edition
-Huber, P. (ed.): Rome II Regulation – Pocket Commentary, Sellier, Munich, current edition
- Jones A. & Sufrin, B.: EU Competition Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, current edition
- Kilian, W.: Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht, Beck, Munich, current edition
-Mo, J.: International commercial law. Butterworths, Sydney, current edition
Twigg-Flesner, C. (ed.), European Union Private Law, Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge, current edition
-Van Hulle, K. & Gesell, H. (eds.). European Corporate Law, Nomos, Baden-Baden, current edition
-Walz, R. (Hrsg.). Beck’sches Formularbuch Zivil-, Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensrecht Deutsch – English. Beck, Munich, current edition
- Yu, P.: International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Carolina Academic Press, Durham, current edition

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