This course examines various types of international business activities from a transactional perspective. It focuses on international sales, international payments, and international licensing transactions and examines the different legal systems (state, federal, international) that may impact on these transactions. It also considers commercial aspects of the interpretation of cross-border contracts, dispute resolution concerning cross-border contracts, and the role of lawyers. Some basic issues relating to private international law/conflicts of law are also addressed. There is also some introductory coverage of international electronic commerce transactions and related legal issues.
Prof. Juscelino Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Co-Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Director of the JD/MA Political Science Program at Case Western Reserve University. Besides trade law, Colares teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and a variety of courses on business and regulatory law.