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LX401Q: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF COMMERCIAL LAW (HONOURS) (2020-2021)

Last modified: 29 Sep 2020 12:25


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

As for LS401Q

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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