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International Law

Module name (EN): International Law
Degree programme: International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: MAIM-222
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English
Assessment:
written examination + term paper with presentation
Curricular relevance:
MAIM-222 International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
Workload:
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):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck


[updated 19.12.2019]
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.
 


[updated 02.06.2016]
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


[updated 02.06.2016]
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


[updated 02.06.2016]
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


[updated 02.06.2016]
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