PrF:MVV249K Commercial Transactions - Course Information

MVV249K International Commercial Transactions: Introduction

Faculty of Law
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Prof. Samuel D. Bernal (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV249K/01: Mon 5. 3. 16:40–18:10 025, Tue 6. 3. 16:40–18:10 025, Thu 8. 3. 16:40–18:10 025, Mon 12. 3. 16:40–18:10 025, Tue 13. 3. 11:10–12:40 025, Thu 15. 3. 8:00–9:30 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 17/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1.Develop an appreciation of the importance of ICT (International Commercial Transactions) in the training of future lawyers.
2.Recognize the global and local trends affecting the practice of ICT.
3.Understand the intersection between ICT as private international law, with the broad areas encompassing ITL (International Trade Law).
4.Analyze the major issues in the selected cases of legal disputes related to ICT.
5.Identify the major issues lawyers face in negotiating and drafting agreements related to ICT.
  • I. Introduction to the legal setting of ICT:
  • A. Place of Establishment, Agency, Distributorship, Contract Manufacturing, Franchising, Technology Transfer
  • B. Problems in transactions between businesses located in the different countries
  • C. Letters of Credit and other payment mechanisms
  • D. Protecting intellectual property
  • E. Legal ethics in ICT
  • F. Cultural issues in ICT
  • G. Electronic Commercial Transactions
  • II. Overview of the intersections of ICT and ITL:
  • A. Trade Unions, such as EU, APEC, NAFTA, ASEAN + 3 (China, Japan, Korea)
  • B. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • C. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • F. Uniform Commercial Codes
  • G. International Chamber of Commerce – Incoterms – International Commercial Terms.
  • III. International Sales of Goods:
  • A. Principles
  • B. Cases
  • C. Sample Contracts
  • IV. International Sales of Services:
  • A. Principles
  • B. Cases
  • C. Sample Contracts
  • V. ICT Dispute Resolution Mechanisms:
  • A. Court Jurisdiction
  • B. Conflict of Laws
  • C. Choice of Law
  • D. International Fora for Commercial Arbitration
  • E. Enforcement of Judgments
  • See Teacher’s Information for full details.
Teaching methods
lectures, discussions, case studies
Assessment methods
Term Paper/Essay Exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught only once.

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