LAW210 Business Law

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
LAW210 Business Law 2 2 5 Tuesday: 13:00 -14:50 Thursday: 11:00 - 12:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Emir Sudzuka Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
11:00-13:00
Tuesday:
15:00-17:00
Wednesday:
10:00-11:00
A F2.27
E-mail esudzuka@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The purpose and the goal of the course is to provide students with an overview of selected applicable laws and regulations on a business. The course will first deal with the topic of sales, and the emphasis will be on sales from an international perspective. More precisely, up to the midterm, the goal will be to present to students the legal aspects involved in an international sale transaction. In particular, the focus will be on the sales contract, commercial terms, and documentary sale. After the midterm, the students will familarise themselves with various non-establishment forms of business as well as those that qualify as a foreign direct investment. The course then veers towards regulation of business, with this topic being presented through the lenses of competition law, consumer protection and labour law. Last but not least, the course will familiarise students with dispute resolution in the business sphere. The topics mentioned above will be illustrated to students through the use of cutting-edge legal textbooks, BiH legislation (where relevant), and best examples of international legal practice.
Textbook Daniel C.K. Chow & Thomas J. Schoenbaum, "International Business Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials" Second Edition (Aspen Publishers: 2010). Peter Huber & Alastair Mullis, "The CISG: A New Textbook for Students and Practitioners" (Sellier: 2007). The lecturer may occasionally send additional reading materials.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Remember the basic concepts of contract law, in particular sales agreements;
  2. Understand what is the basic regulatory framework for each business, with a special emphasis on consumer protection and competition law;
  3. Apply the basic concepts of contract negotiation and contract drafting, with special emphasis on sales contracts, service and licence agreements;
  4. Analyze how business decisions are made in relation to employment, investment, commercial aspects of business, and choosing the dispute resolution mechanism;
  5. Evaluate different types of companies, and learn how to choose the appropriate one for their business.
Teaching Methods The course will involve a combination of lectures and class discussions.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Background Considerations Chow & Schoenbaum, 1-34
Week 2 Contracts/International Sales I: Introduction, Sphere of Application of the CISG; Interpretation Huber & Mullis, 1-66
Week 3 Contracts/International Sales II: Formation of the Sales Contract under the CISG Huber & Mullis, 69-103
Week 4 Contracts/International Sales III: Obligations of the Buyer and of the Seller, Part 1 Huber & Mullis, 106-168, 179-184
Week 5 Contracts/International Sales IV: Obligations of the Buyer and of the Seller, Part 2 Huber & Mullis, 303-348
Week 6 Letter of Credit and Documentary Sale Chow & Schoenbaum, 59-69 235-268
Week 7 Commercial Terms under the ICC Incoterms Incoterms 2010, 15-21, 61-78, 87-118
Week 8 Mid-term exam week -
Week 9 Non-Establishment Forms of Business: Agency and Distributorships, Technology Transfer, Contract Manufacturing, and Franchising Chow & Schoenbaum, 297-364
Week 10 Foreign Direct Investment Chow & Schoenbaum, 365-406, 420, 422-443, 444-465, 481-491, Relevant provisions of the Bosnian legislation
Week 11 Competition Law and Consumer Protection Relevant provisions of the BiH legislation
Week 12 Labour Law Relevant provisions of the BiH legislation
Week 13 Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration Chow & Schoenbaum, 613-665, Relevant provisions of the BiH legislation
Week 14 Student Presentations -
Week 15 Repetiton Session to the Final Exam -
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Presentations 1 10 2,3,4
Mid-term exam 1 25 1,2,3,4,5
Research paper 1 20 1,2,5
Attendance and Participation 1 10 1,2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lectures 3 15 45 Home study 2 15 30
Research and writing 10 1 10 Mid-term exam study 15 1 15
Assignments 10 1 10 Final exam study 15 1 15
        Total Workload Hours = 125
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 5
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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