IDENTIFYING DATA 2013_14
Subject (*) INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW Code 16234205
Study programme
Degree of Business Administration and Management (Terres de l'Ebre) (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Optional Second
Language
Anglès
Department Private, Procedural and Financial Law
Public Law
Coordinator
RODAS PAREDES, PAOLA NICOLHE
E-mail paola.rodas@urv.cat
jorge.muria@urv.cat
Lecturers
RODAS PAREDES, PAOLA NICOLHE
MURIA LOPEZ, JORGE
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General description The study programme makes an strong emphasis on the various instruments that international enterprises or enterprises that wish to internationalize their business activities have when acting at and international level.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A2 Find, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative information of a financial, accounting, economic, social and legal nature that is relevant to the taking of business decisions.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B6 Clear and effective communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in public or a specific technical field
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Have an intermediate mastery of a foreign language, preferably English

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A2 Analyze the problems of enterprises and entrepreneurs.
Understand European and international regulations regarding employment and immigration.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B6 Reply to the questions that they are asked.
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand the general meaning of texts that have non-routine information in a familiar subject area.

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Unit 1. International Markets and the Law: an introduction
1.1. International transactions
1.2. Operators in international transactions
1.3. The new Lex mercatoria
1.4. Definition and sources
1.5. Enforcement institutions
1.6. Conflict resolution. International Arbitration

Unit 2. Market operators 2.1. Definition
2.2. Multinational enterprises and Groups of companies
2.3. International business organizations: SEs, SCEs
2.4. Kinds of enterprise collaboration: EEA, Joint ventures, etc.

Unit 3. Market operations I 3.1. Electronic Commerce
3.2. Contracts subject to terms and conditions
3.3. International sales contracts
3.4. Incoterms

Unit 4. Market operations II 4.1. Contracts for the international carriage of goods
4.1.1. Types of international transport
4.1.2. Legal sources of international transport contracts
4.2. Insurance contracts of international transport
Unit 5. Negotiable and financial instruments
5.1. International Finance
5.2. International payment methods: Negotiable instruments
5.3. Documentary credit
5.4. Bank Guarantees and Standby letters of credit
5.5. Other payment methods


Unit 6. International Intellectual Property Law
6.1. Intellectual Property
5.2. The international protection of patents and trademarks
5.3. International licenses

Unit 7. Employment Law in the European Union
7.1. The free movement of workers
7.2. The European employment strategy
7.3. The EU Directives on restructuring and on on equal treatment in employment
7.4. The treatment of labour immigration within EU
7.5. The social partners at EU level: information, consultation and negotiation about employment rules

Unit 8. Employment Law in the international rules
8.1. Principles and rules of the International Labour Organization and employment of migrant workers
8.2. The regulations of the United Nations and the Council of Europe about employment
8.3. The international instruments signed by Spain in employment and immigration
8.4. Trade unions in the international level: goals and actions in employment and immigration


Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A2
1 0 1
Lecture
A2
48 50 98
Problem solving, classroom exercises
B6
C1
8 4 12
Presentations / expositions
A2
B6
C1
2 30 32
Personal tuition
1 0 1
 
Objective short-answer tests
A2
B6
2 0 2
Practical tests
B6
C1
2 0 2
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Activities designed to make contact with students, collect information from them and introduce the subject.
Lecture Description of the contents of the subject.
Problem solving, classroom exercises Formulation, analysis, resolution and debate of a problem or exercise related to the topic of the subject.
Presentations / expositions Exposició oral er part dels alumnes d'un tema concret o d'un traball (prévia presentació escrita)
Personal tuition Time that each teacher has to speak to pupils and resolve their doubts.

Personalized attention
Description
On the first day of classes students will receive information about how and when can they contact the professors to solve queries and questions of the subject.

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Presentations / expositions
A2
B6
C1
Exposició oral per part dels alumnes d'un tema concret o d'un traball (prèvia presentació escrita) 20%
Objective short-answer tests
A2
B6
Prova final que es realitzarà en la data oficial de la 1ª convocatòria.

Inclou preguntes directes sobre un aspecte concret. L’alumne ha de respondre de manera directa mitjançant els coneixement que té sobre la matèria. La resposta que dóna l’alumne és breu
60%
Practical tests
B6
C1
Proves que inclouen activitats, problemes o casos a resoldre. L'alumne ha de donar resposta a l'activitat plantejada, plasmant de manera pràctica, els coneixements teòrics i pràctics de l'assignatura. 20%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

En la segona convocatòria no es guarda la nota de l'avaluació continuada. La prova constarà de dues parts que es farà el mateix dia i hora: la primera un examen de preguntes cortas (60% nota final) i la segona la resolució d'un cas pràctic (40%).


Sources of information

Basic Jan RAMBERG, ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010, International Chamer of Commerce, Paris, 2011,
Philip WOOD, The Law and practice of International Finance, Sweet & Maxwell, Londres, 2007,

International Trade Law; Indira CARR; 4ta. Ed. 2009, Ed. Routledge
Incoterms 2010: ICC Rules for the use of domestic and international trade terms; International Chamber of Commerce
Manual de Derecho del transporte; Fernando MARTINEZ SANZ, Achim PUETZ; 2010, Marcial Pons.

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(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.