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Private International Commercial Law - Period 4 Honors Program Program Spring 2025 Semester - Extended - Amsterdam

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Private International Commercial Law - Period 4

Private International Commercial Law - Period 4 Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Law
Instruction in: English
Course Code: R_PrivInt
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84


This course deals with aspects of private international law that may be relevant whenever cross-border commercial disputes are to be resolved. Students will first be familiarized with general principles of private international law. Subsequently, they will be introduced to how to resolve the question of jurisdiction in international contracts, and how parties to a contract may prevent themselves from being sued in a foreign jurisdiction. The course further deals with issues of choice of law. In particular, it will examine which law governs an international commercial contract, having regard to the rules of the Rome I Regulation. Issues regarding recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments and legal issues regarding insolvency conclude the topics that are focused on in this course.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) awards credits based on the ECTS system. Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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