IDENTIFYING DATA 2019_20
Subject (*) INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW Code 16234205
Study programme
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management (CTE)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Optional 2Q
Language
Angl├Ęs
Department Private, Procedural and Financial Law
Public Law
Coordinator
GIRGADO PERANDONES, PABLO
E-mail pablo.girgado@urv.cat
laura.porrera@urv.cat
Lecturers
GIRGADO PERANDONES, PABLO
PORRERA GELON, LAURA
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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. Contractual enterprise collaboration options: EEA, Joint ventures, etc.
Unit 3. Market operations I 3.1. Contract Law
3.2. Electronic Commerce
3.3. Contracts subject to terms and conditions
3.4. International sales contracts: United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods (CISG)
3.5. Incoterms
Unit 4. Market operations II 4.1. Contracts for the international carriage of goods
4.2. Maritime Transport
4.3. Land transport by road
4.4. Land transport by rail
4.5. Air transportation
Unit 5. Market operations III 5.1. International transportation of goods and Insurance contracts
5.2. Land Insurance
5.3. Marine Insurance
5.4. Aviation Insurance
Unit 6. Negotiable and financial instruments 6.1. International Finance
6.2. International payment methods: Negotiable instruments
6.3. Documentary credit
6.4. Bank Guarantees and Standby letters of credit
Unit 7. Rules of international markets: Freedom of competition 7.1. European Competition Law
7.1.1. Prohibited Conducts
7.1.1.1. Collusive Practices
7.1.1. 2. Abuse of dominant position
7.1.2. Mergers
7.1.3. State Aid
7.2. Disciplinary system
7.3. Unfair competition
Unit 8. International Intellectual Property Law 8.1. Intellectual Property Law and its protection
8.2. Industrial inventions: patents
8.3. Trademarks and related rights
8.4. International protection of industrial and intellectual property rights

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A2
1 0 1
Lecture
A2
44 56 100
Problem solving, exercises in the classroom
B6
C1
10 4 14
Presentations / oral communications
A2
B6
C1
2 30 32
Personal attention
1 0 1
 
Practical tests
A2
C1
1 0 1
Short-answer objective tests
A2
C1
1 0 1
 
(*) 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, exercises in the classroom Formulation, analysis, resolution and debate of a problem or exercise related to the topic of the subject.
Presentations / oral communications Oral presentation of a specific topic or a work (prior written presentation)
Personal attention 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 / oral communications
A2
B6
C1
Oral dissertation by students
on a specific Topic (previously
presented as a Working Paper
prepared by a group)
30%
Practical tests
A2
C1
These tests provide students with
activities, problems or cases to
solve. Students must respond to
the activity by using their
theoretical knowledge of the
subject in a practical fashion.
There will be 2 practical tests
during the course, each will
amount to 5% of the final
grade.
20%
Short-answer objective tests
A2
C1
Final exam of the 1st. Call
It is a short-answer exam with
direct questions about the
contents of the course.
50%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

All evaluative activities (written or spoken) in all Calls (1st., 2nd, additional) must be made/presented in English

The percentage obtained from the practical tests or presentations in First Call will not be saved for the Second Call.

Second Call exams will be held on the same day and will consist of two tests: One short-answers test (70%) and

one practical test (30%)


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 ,
Indira CARR, Peter STONE, International Trade Law, 5ta. Ed. 2013, Ed. Routledge

Complementary Fernando MARTINEZ SANZ, Achim PUETZ, Manual de Derecho del transporte, 2010, Marcial Pons

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