4 May 2023

Focus on: International Contracts Regarding Cross-Borders Trade and Investment – 2023 Summer Academy

Do you want to know more about the legal framework governing international contracts? What different dispute resolution mechanisms there are? Do you want to gain hands-on experience in the interpretation and drafting of typical clauses in international contracts? Then course 6 of our Summer Academy is for you!

The fabric of international trade is made of international contracts that organise the purchase and sale of goods and services involving consumers, businesses and, at times, public actors in the global market.  

This course enables participants to understand the essential elements of international contracts and how to solve the disputes that might arise in connection with them.

An overview of the legal framework of international contracts, including domestic and international sources with a special focus on the United Nations Convention for the International Sales of Goods (CISG) and sector-specific rules will be provided. Participants will analyse the most common contractual clauses and the challenges related to their application, encompassing force majeure and hardship clauses as well as ESG and business and human rights clauses, which are gaining increasing relevance due to the current global situation.

Participants will be made familiar with the wide range of dispute resolution mechanisms available and their advantages and disadvantages. 

Lecturers: Reka Papp and Benjamin Gottlieb
Dates: 10-14 July 2023

Download the full syllabus here