International Business Transactions

B735 is taught by H. Buxbaum, F. Emmert, C. Ochoa

This course is a practice oriented introduction to the legal aspects of international business transactions. After an overview of the legal frameworks governing IBTs, we analyze in depth the four corners of a documentary sale: The sales contract, the payment or financing contract, the shipping contract, and the insurance contract. The course finishes with an overview of typical problems related to transnational litigation and international commercial arbitration, the two dominant forms of enforcement of rights arising from IBTs. Prof. Emmert is bringing 25 years of experience as a transactional lawyer, international arbitrator, and law professor to the course and will be using his brand new book, published by Carolina Academic Press, with dozens of check lists, model contracts and other study aids. No business or business-law background is required to take this course.