International Business Transactions

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Course Number:
LAW 688

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC* This course provides students with a broad overview of the various legal issues that arise in the context of international business transactions. The course begins with an introduction to the basic nature of international law. Classes are then dedicated to international arbitration, the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws and regulations, anti-bribery laws, export controls, payment methods, and issues in commercial law. The class then turns its focus to specific types of transactions, including direct sales, sales agents, distributorships, licensing of intellectual property, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions of existing foreign firms. Finally, the course examines some basic issues in international trade in the context of the WTO and NAFTA.

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