International Business Transactions



This course deals with practical and substantive aspects of doing business abroad, and with the domestic international law of import-export, especially U.S. trade remedies and GATT. Topics include: international contracting; the International Convention on the Sale of Goods; documentary sale of goods; choice of law and forum problems; forms of direct and indirect foreign investment; transfer of technology problems; business immigration issues; transnational litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute settlement; and the ethical aspects of choosing and employing foreign lawyers. Problems of trade, from the European Union to developing countries, are surveyed. Selected issues of anti-competition law, international taxation, and U.S. regulation of foreign investment are also considered.