Harmonization of Private International Law

Private international law is a very important field indispensable to a legal practitioner dealing with cross-border legal matters. This course will examine international agreements and EU Regulations relating to the law applicable to an international legal issue, international jurisdiction and gathering of evidence abroad. It will focus mainly on private international law relating to contracts, company law, torts and some family law matters such as cross-border adoptions. The course analyzes case-law from different countries to understand how courts apply international agreements to determine the law applicable to a cross-border transaction and will also examine the possibility of recognizing and enforcing a foreign judgment or arbitral award.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM