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261.1 sec. 001 - International Business Transactions (Spring 2024)

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

Meetings:

Th 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 140
On 2024-01-11

Th 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 18, 2024
To April 18, 2024

Course Start: January 11, 2024
Course End: April 18, 2024
Class Number: 33083

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 36
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 06/17 02:36 PM


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 as approvals from antitrust 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.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 2 hours
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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  • Transnational Business Problems
    Detlev F. Vagts, William S. Dodge, Hannah L. Buxbaum, Harold Hongju Koh
    ISBN: 9781683286523
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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