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QLLM419 International Commercial Law (Sem 1)


Module Overview

The module covers the fundamental characteristics of international contracts for the sale of goods and to a lesser extent, the key ancillary contracts for the financing of trading activities, transportation of goods to their place of destination and insurance of the cargo. When traders sell or buy goods or commodities on the international markets, that transaction is composed of several contracts: the goods are sold under a contract of sale, transported under a contract of carriage, insured under a contract of insurance and frequently have payment assured through a letter of credit.  The purpose of this module is to examine the regulation of each of these contracts under international law and standards. The module will also place emphasis on the practical problems, which arise in the international commercial arena and consider ways in which these may be addressed in the future.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in International Shipping Law
  • MSc in Law and Finance Law
  • Laws (General)
  • Flexible LLM Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 Credits

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