INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
English
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours)
Requirements: 

None

Final Examination: 
Orale

The exam will be viva voce and there will be no intermediate exams

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The first part of the course aims at providing students with basic knowledge to understand most commonly used contracts in international trade and their applicable law.
A second part of the course will be devoted to the study of the role and remit of the World Trade Organisation and of the most relevant rules governing international trade.

The first part of the course will address the following topics:
- Law applicable to international commercial contracts
- The Italian conflict of laws rules
- National law and international conventions
- Connecting factors
- The relevance of the intention of the contracting parties with regard to the choice of applicable law
- Conflict of laws and uniform law conventions
- The most commonly used contracts in international trade practice (international sales contracts, commercial agency contracts, distribution agreements, franchising, international transfer of know-how, licence agreements, etc.)
- Settlement of international commercial disputes
- Rules governing the jurisdiction of courts in commercial matters
- International arbitration
- Alternative dispute resolution
The second part of the course will focus on the analysis of:
- the rules of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), o
- the role and responsibilities of World Trade Organisation (WTO);
- the WTO dispute settlement mechanism.

To prepare the exam with regard to the topics addressed during the first part of the course, the study of the following book is strongly recommended: R. Cavalieri, V. Salvatore, An Introduction to International Contract Law, Torino, Giappichelli, 2018. To prepare the exam with regard to the second part of the course, students may use at their choice any of the available handbooks in English. Alternatively, with regard to the relevant topics addressed by lectures (Basics, the agreements, settling disputes) students may rely on documents retrievable from the WTO institutionale website at the following URL: https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/tif_e.htm

Convenzionale

Frontal lectures, with audiovisual support

The course is taught and exams will be held in English

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