Teaching plan for the course unit



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General information


Course unit name: Legal Aspects of Global Business

Course unit code: 573229

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Georgina Garriga Suau

Department: Department of Private Law

Credits: 2,5

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 62,5


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online



Supervised project


Independent learning




Competences to be gained during study


General competences

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgments and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.

Specific competences

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.





Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

— Learn about the multi-jurisdictional approach of ordinary issues occurred in situations related to international trade.

— Learn about and manage the main normative sources applied in international trade and investments.

— Apply previous knowledge to typical problems of moderated complexity.

— Understand and contextualise in the general legal framework regular aspects in international trade.

— Learn about resolution mechanisms of trade and investment problems at the national level and in trade and investment arbitration.



Teaching blocks


1. International business law and international economic law: special reference to the EU internal market

2. International business actors and the legal environment of international business: contracts

3. International cross-border transactions

4. International commercial litigation and ADR



Teaching methods and general organization


The teaching methodology consists of lectures with a practical component combined with problem-solving exercises based on practical cases.



Official assessment of learning outcomes


Continuous assessment

Continuous assessment consists of the following activities: 

— Individual mid-term examination (40%)

— Individual final examination (60%)

Students who wish to renounce continuous assessment must send an email to the lecturer within 48 hours after the publication of the mid-term exam qualifications.

Repeat assessment 

The repeat assessment exam has the same structure as the single assessment exam.


Examination-based assessment

The single assessment examination (100%) may consist of either a problem-solving exercise based on a practical case or a text commentary.

Repeat assessment

The repeat assessment exam has the same structure as the single assessment exam.



Reading and study resources

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BISHOP, Bernard. European Union law for international business : an introduction. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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CHUAH, Jason. Law of international trade : cross-border commercial transactions. 6th ed. London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2019.

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GRUNDMANN, Stefan.  European company law : organization, finance and capital markets. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Intersentia, 2012.

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SORNARAJAH, M. The International Law on foreign investment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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