Law

International Business Transactions

Module code: M3110
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Essay, Unseen examination

This module focuses on the international sale of goods which are transported by land, sea and air.

Due to time constraints, this module only deals with carriage by sea.

We will consider the main trade terms used in international sales contracts (common law and INCOTERMS), the essential elements of contracts of carriage of goods by sea, cargo insurance and key aspects of the financing of international sales transactions (mainly UCP 600).

Pre-requisite

Law of Contract (M3003)

Module learning outcomes

  • Show systematic understanding of the elements of law relating to the sale of goods by a seller in one country to a buyer in another including the contractual relations between the various parties that may be involved in the making and performance of such a sale.
  • Demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of the law relating to international sale of goods (including INCOTERMS) carriage of goods by sea, payment in international business transactions and marine cargo insurance.
  • Comment critically on the effectiveness of the various methods for harmonising private international trade law.
  • Demonstrate independent research