Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
When international commercial lawyers work with contracts, those contracts often engage parties from multiple countries with differing legal perspectives on how to interpret that same singular contract. This course is designed to enable commercial lawyers to understand how various legal traditions provide their own unique perspectives on a variety of contract formation and interpretation issues. The course will explore how different aspects of contract law can lead to unexpected differences or similarities across international legal cultures,
enabling an international commercial lawyer to be able to coordinate those issues for their clients. The course will focus on a variety of European legal systems, with additional discussions drawn from commercial systems in Asia and in the Americas.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Comparative Contract Law for International Transactions is a course designed for students to enable them to successfully draft and negotiate contracts in a transboundary setting. The course covers a range of comparative contract law issues primarily from the perspective of drafting, negotiating, and the consequences of breach. It engages multiple legal traditions from both the common law and civil law traditions, as well as providing introductions to East Asian and Sharia-based norms of contract law.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4000 word essay (50%); 2 hour exam (50%).
Resit: 2 hour exam (50%), essay mark carried forward.
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback to be provided on submitted efforts, both at midterm and at final exam.