LAW Advanced International Business Transactions

Ms. Elaine M. Barlas,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course addresses issues lawyers confront when conducting and counseling clients about international business transactions, especially in developing countries. What do attorneys need to consider when their client sees an opportunity -- or need – to enter into an international business transaction? What factors should be considered in determining the form of the transaction, or whether the transaction should go forward at all? How can due diligence be conducted effectively when the other party considers due diligence an intrusion into private matters? What if there are “invisible parties” – political parties, government officials, or family members? What if routine local practice raises Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, or if local law may require the client to act in a manner that is prohibited by the law of the client’s home country? These are some of the questions and issues that course members will identify, address and attempt to resolve in this practice-oriented course. A final exam will be required.


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Financial Services Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Exam Required

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: June 30, 2014>>