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Master of Laws in International Trade Law

Master of Laws in International Trade Law

Deadline for application: 04 September 2016

Starting date: 07 November 2016


07 November 2016 - 06 November 2017


Course Structure-Face to Face Period

Part II - FACE TO FACE LEARNING (18 weeks’ duration)

Module I - 10 European Credits

Institutions Specialized in the Field of International Trade Law and English Legal Drafting Techniques

  • The Role of UNCITRAL and its Working Mandates – An Overview
  • Issues of Harmonization of Laws in International Trade from the Perspective of UNCITRAL
  • Introduction to International Trade Theory, Policy and Institutions: Harmonization of International Trade Law: Multilateralism and Bilateralism
  • Globalisation and Harmonisation: Recent Economic Issues
  • Visit to the Library and Documentation Centre of the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) - Presentation on: "EU Legal and other Official Online Databases"
  • Visit to the Law Library - Presentation on: “Legal Databases”. How to Conduct Legal Research; How to Draft a Thesis
  • Terminology. Legal Writing and Drafting Techniques
  • The International Chamber of Commerce and its Work – An Overview
  • International Business Transactions and WTO Rules (1 week)
  • Legal Writing: False Friends
  • Trade Law and Human Rights

Module II - 20 European Credits

Contracts: General Principles, Contract Types, Corporate/Investment, IPR, Competition and Taxation Laws

General Aspects

  • The UNIDROIT General Principles of Contracts
  • General Principles Governing the Law of International Contracts
  • Contract Formation
  • Letters of Intent and Other Pre-contractual Documents
  • Frustration, Hardship and Force Majeure
  • Vienna Convention
  • Council Regulation (EC) n. 44/2001 (Brussels I)
  • (EC) Regulation Rome I and Rome II
  • EU Contract Law
  • Vienna Convention: Case Study
  • Council Regulation 44/2001and Regulation Rome I - Case Study
  • Export Transactions – Links between Sale, Carriage and Banking Contracts
  • Council Regulation 44/2001
  • Regulation Rome I, Brussels I and Vienna Convention - Case Study and Exercise
  • Contract Damages from the Standpoint of Domestic and International Perspectives
  • Payment Warranties
  • Modes of Payment
  • International Aspects of Insolvency Law
  • Refinement of Research under the Supervision of the Personal Tutor and the Professors

Types of international contracts

  • Agency and Distribution Agreements
  • Construction, Engineering and Supply Contracts
  • Public Procurement
  • Contracts Financing (Leasing Contract/Factoring Contract)
  • State and Oil Contracts
  • Consumer Contracts - Distance Sale and E-commerce Consumer Contracts

Corporate and company laws

  • Models of Corporate Governance: Theory and Practise
  • International Merger & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence/R&W/Price Mechanisms
  • Structuring an International Joint Venture (Case study)
  • How to Conduct a Successful Acquisition of a Company - Case Study

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Trade Marks and Patents
  • Legal Protection of the Design
  • Technology Licence Agreements
  • Trade Marks in Cyberspace
  • Contracts for the Exploitation of IP Rights Merchandising/ Licensing/ Franchising Contracts
  • Technology Licence Agreements – Case Study


  • Introduction to Competition Policy
  • Key Aspects of Cartels and Concentration in EU-USA
  • Key Aspects of Abuse of Dominant Position in EU-USA
  • China: Economic Performance, Competition and Cooperation

Taxation - Investments

  • International Taxation Rules and their Influence on Multinational Enterprises’ Performance
  • Case study: Impact of Tax Policy in Establishing a New Company in EU/USA
  • Investment Protection under Multilateral and Bilateral Treaties- Washington Convention
  • Role-play: Negotiation of an International Contract

Module III - 10 European Credits

Moot Court & Arbitration

  • Introduction to International Dispute Resolution
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Recognition and enforcement
  • Presentation of the ICC Arbitration Rules
  • Commercial Mediation: Introduction, Rules, Proceedings and Mock Case
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Moot Court

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