Subject details

Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of international law and domestic law together and understand the impact of these laws on international business practice
  2. critically evaluate international business law in defining corporate governance in an organisation
  3. analyse and research complex problems relating to international business law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
  4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to international business law and generate appropriate responses
  5. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues relating to international business law.
    • Introduction to International Business Law
    • International Commercial Contracts
    • The Bill of Lading and Contracts of Carriage by Sea
    • Contracts of Carriage by Air and Land
    • International Finance and Payments
    • International CSR Law
    • The World Trade Organisation and Trade Agreements
    • Foreign Investment Law
    • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


You are normally expected to complete Year 2 core requirements of JD.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the legal environment framework within which business is conducted internationally.

Specifically, the subject will cover the nature of international law and its application in a variety of countries; international organisations such as the UN, the OECD and the WTO; the contractual law that applies to international transactions (CISG); the establishment of operations in another country; the protection of IP and Electronic commerce; the international payment systems; foreign investment; and international taxation issues. Students will begin to appreciate what laws apply in given situations and how these laws operate. Students will also develop skills in reading, understanding and applying International treaties and conventions, statutes, case materials and journal articles. This involves the development of comprehension skills, legal literacy, and the students’ ability to analyse problems and to express ideas in a precise manner.

  • Research Essay (50%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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