International Business Transactions - LAWS8993

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Academic Program must be either 9200, 9210, 5740, 9231 or 5231

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course examines the legal framework of the international business transaction by focusing on trade terms, the ViennaConvention on the International Sale of Goods and the structure and finance of international trade. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the commercial terms of the sales agreement, shipping contracts, financing arrangements(letters of credit, electronic transfers, etc.), insurance and customs documentation. The course also examines the foreign direct investment transaction, international franchise and distribution agreements and contracts for the transfer of technology. International business regulation is also reviewed with particular attention focused on the World Trade Organization and regional trade agreements. Finally, dispute resolution is considered with emphasis on choice of law and forum, arbitration and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgements.

LLM Specialisations

Corporate and Commercial Law.
Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law.
International Business and Economic Law.

Main Topics
  • International sales agreements
  • CISG
  • Financing (Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, etc.)
  • Regulation of trade (i.e. customs, trade remedies, etc.)
  • Technology transfers and IP
  • Foreign Investment
  • Dispute Settlement
More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.
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