International Business Transactions

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 30/50
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will give students a broad overview of the law—domestic, foreign, and international—governing international business transactions. There are no prerequisites. The course first examines several issues that cut across many types of international transactions: the role of international lawyers, international dispute resolution, corporate social responsibility, the place of international law in the U.S. legal system, the extraterritorial application of domestic law, and international trade law. These introductory sessions are followed by eight problems, each focused on a different type of transaction: transnational sales, agency and distributorship agreements, licensing of intellectual property, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, concession agreements, and international debt instruments. Along the way, we will look at some of the principal kinds of regulation, foreign and domestic, that apply to each; including antitrust law, securities law, tax, and anti-corruption legislation.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: None

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Concurrencies:
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This class will meet entirely online. Class will take place synchronously via Zoom. Any additional remote learning details from the instructor will be posted to the course's Canvas page at a later date.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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