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LX401Q: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF COMMERCIAL LAW HONOURS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 Mar 2017 16:35


Course Overview

The course will provide a clear overview of the commercial law conventions and principles made at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, as well as an analysis of the working methods of the Hague Conference in making, reviewing and helping to ensure uniform interpretation of Conventions. Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention (2005), the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts 2015 and the Hague Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments Convention (first draft 2016). The course will also cover some of the following issues: applicable law for corporations; private international law of banking; and UK and EU jurisdiction and applicable law rules for contract and delict cases.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Paul Beaumont

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The focus will be on the three core elements of private international law (jurisdiction, applicable law, and recognition and enforcement of judgments) in the commercial context. Seminars will vary to take account of current developments and staff availability but will cover most of the following themes: party autonomy in commercial jurisdiction (including the Hague Choice of Court Convention 2005); party autonomy in commercial applicable law (including the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts 2015); recognition and enforcement of commercial judgments (including the Hague Choice of Court Convention 2005 and the Hague Judgments project's draft Convention on recognition and enforcement of judgments); applicable law for corporations; private international law of banking; and UK and EU jurisdiction and applicable law rules for contract and delict cases.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 3 hour exam (75%)
  • 3000 word essay (25%)

Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

 

 

Feedback

Informative analytical feedback on the essay will be given by individual comments on each essay within the 3 week Law School feedback period. In relation to the exam students will be able to get feedback through an individual session with the course co-ordinator.

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