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261.1S sec. 001 - International Business Transactions (Summer 2021)

Instructor: Katerina Linos  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid

Meeting:

    MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    From May 25, 2021
    To June 09, 2021

Summer Quarter: 1
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 17
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 43
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM


This course analyzes the contractual and regulatory issues that might arise when a business transaction involves international elements. Typical examples of such transactions include: concluding a supply deal with foreign providers, acquiring a foreign company, seeking financing from foreign investors, and financing a foreign company through the U.S. markets.

We will examine the background rules governing international business, including the extraterritorial application of domestic law and the role of international law in the US system. We will also study parties’ freedom in choice of law and dispute resolution fora, including both courts and arbitral tribunals. We will discuss common transaction structures, as well as regulatory approvals needed to complete transactions, such approvals from anti-trust authorities or privacy regulators. We will then assess the main risks associated with a cross-border transaction, including foreign torts and dealing with sovereigns, and discuss contractual devices used to limit these risks’ impact.

This course will meet in-person on campus on May 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and June 1st in room 110.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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Books:
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  • Transnational Business Problems
    Detlev F. Vagts, William S. Dodge, Hannah L. Buxbaum, Harold Hongju Koh
    Edition: 6th ed., 2019
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781683286523
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Transnational-Business-Problems-2
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $240.00
    Price Source: user provided

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