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2020/2021  BA-BINBO1140U  International Business Law

English Title
International Business Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter, Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Peter Arnt Nielsen - CBS Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 13-04-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Identify different kinds of sources of international law and their relative importance.
  • Understand the basics of negotiating and writing international sales contracts
  • Form awareness of the importance of various international business law issues in the daily life of a corporation
  • Explain how international legal disputes can be settled in international tribunals and municipal courts.
  • Formulate opinions for the resolution of the problems on the basis of legal arguments that incorporate and correctly apply the relevant sources of law.
Course prerequisites
the course will run for the last time in spring 2020
the exam will be offered a last time in spring 2021 for studenst who started before 201s
International Business Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
if the number of students going to the retake is under 10, the study board can decide to opt for an oral exam
Description of the exam procedure

4 hours, homepaper, open book

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course provides a basic understanding of the legal framework within which international businesses operate, enables the students to analyse it and explores the rules that govern it. The course looks at private law background to international business transactions. It analyses the regulation of multinational enterprises, international contracts (with particular emphasis on the Convention on the International Sales of Goods – CISG and the EU legislation), as well as international dispute resolution in the shape of litigation and arbitration.

Relation to a Business or an Institutional Setting: the course operates through analyses of different types of companies, international institutions, and supra-national institutions. This will be done primarily through cases included in the required reading.
Relation to International Business or Economics: the course emphasizes the distinction between regulation of regional (EU) and global business activities and focuses primarily on issues arising in the conduct of business activities across borders and how this issues may be resolved through international and domestic dispute resolution.
Research Based Teaching Elements: the lecturer's own research will be included in the lectures. Lectures, exercises and case study discussions

Description of the teaching methods
Traditional lectures + exercises + case study discussions
Feedback during the teaching period
Peer discussions
Student workload
Lectures 120 hours
Exercises 80 hours
Exams 20 hours
Expected literature

1) Two textbooks,

2) A number of research articles,

3) Legislative texts (Conventions, Regulations and Model Laws), and

4) Cases (judgments and awards).

Please note, minor changes may occur. The teacher will upload the final reading list to Learn two weeks before the course starts

Last updated on 13-04-2021