Educational guide
IDENTIFYING DATA 2019_20
Subject INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW Code 00512011
Study programme
GRADO EN COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Compulsory Second First
Language
Castellano
Prerequisites
Department DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA
Coordinador
PEREZ CARRILLO , ELENA FATIMA
E-mail eperc@unileon.es
madiag@unileon.es
Lecturers
DÍAZ GÓMEZ , MARÍA DE LAS ANGUSTIAS
PEREZ CARRILLO , ELENA FATIMA
Web http://blogs.unileon.es/mercantil/
General description This subject studies the International Business Law, analyzing the main institutions related to international commercial traffic, studying the issues covered in the subject program
Tribunales de Revisión
Tribunal titular
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA RODRIGUEZ ESCANCIANO , SUSANA
Secretario DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA ALVAREZ CUESTA , HENAR
Vocal DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA AGRA VIFORCOS , BEATRIZ
Tribunal suplente
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA MARTINEZ BARROSO , MARIA DE LOS REYES
Secretario DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA QUIROS HIDALGO , JOSE GUSTAVO
Vocal DERECHO PRIV. Y DE LA EMPRESA FERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ , ROBERTO

Competencias
Code  
A6354
A6360
A6399
A6414
A6465
A6543
A6593
B793
C2
C4

Learning aims
Competences
LEARNING AIMS 1.- Developping the Study of International Business Law in accordance with the proposed objectives in order to interprer specific legal instruments and to solve legal conflicts related to the subject matters of the course 2.- Apply the legal instruments as referred to, when analysing practical cases related to the subject matter of the course 3.- Being able to identify business obligations and contracts, as well as the main problems arising thereof 4.- Using International Business Law to resolve legal problems, applying the correct legal tecnhique to use and interpret the contents of legal databases on the subject matters of the course 5.- Identify and solve cases which involve the application and interpretation of diferse regulations to protect parties to an International Business Contract, and /or subjects that are bound (having both duties and rights) as a consequence on International Business Contracts. A6354
A6360
A6399
A6414
A6465
A6543
A6593
B793
C2
C4

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
I .- THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LESSON 1.- INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
1. Institutional Structure.
2. International Business Law, main aspects (subjects, object, cross border)
3. International Business Law: Sources.
II.- COMPANY/CORPORATIONS LAW LESSON 2.- INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION ASPECTS OF COMPANIES
1.- Companies in International Business and Trade. Types
2.- Internal Market and Company Law
2.1 Incorporation and publicity. Protection of members and third parties
2.2 Branches. Single Member Companies
2.3 Public Offerings, Mergers, acquisitions, divisions
2.4 Rights of the shareholders of Public Traded Companies
2.5 European Societas
2.6 European Economic Interest Grouping
III.- BUSINESS LAW OF THE MARKET AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES. INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM RESOLUTION LESSON 3.- COMPETENCE LAW.

1. Free Competition Law.
1.1 (Phohibited) Agreements
1.2 Abuse of dominant position
1.3 Concentrations
1.4 State Aid

2. Unfair Competition Law.
2.1 General Clause
2.2 Specific Clauses


LESSON 4.- INDUSTRIAL / INTELLECTUAL PROPOERTY LAW.

1. Introdution. General legal framework. Scpecial reference to the EU

1. Patents
2. Trade Marks
3. Other IP Rights

2. Intelelctual Property Rights. General legal Framework. Special reference to the EU.

1. Copyrights
2. Neighbouring Rights


LESSON 5 LEGAL REGIME OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS
1. General framework of International commercial contracts. Special reference to the EU
2. Main International Commercial Contracts
2.1 International sale of goods. Regulation. INCOTERMS
2.2 Other Contracts, Specially Transport Contracts and Insurance Contracts

LESSON 6 PAYMENTS AND GUARANTEES
1. Introduction
2. International Contractual Guarantees


LESSON 7 FINANCING CONTRACTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
1 Introduction
2 Banking contracts
3 Leasing, factoring, confirming in International Trade
4 Derivatives and other Financial Products
5 Introduction to Crowdfunding Platforms


LESSON 8 PROBLEM RESOLUTION IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
1 Introduction to judicial review of conflicts related to International Business in the Private Sector
2 Non judicial resolution, with special reference to International Commercial Arbitration
IV.- CROSSBORDER INSOLVENCY

LESSON 9 CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY PROCEDURES
1 Introduction to Insolvency Procedures
2 EU Regulation of Cross Border Insolvencies
3 Restructuring and resolution of Systemic Financial Institutions in the EU

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Class hours Hours outside the classroom Total hours
Assignments 6 9 15
 
Case study 6 9 15
Personal tuition 14 0 14
 
Lecture 31 60 91
 
Objective multiple-choice tests 3 12 15
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  
  Description
Assignments Assignments are works, comments, etc., made by the Student, whose results are publicly presented if sufficient time is available, or presented to the Professor otherwise.
Case study Practical Sessions serve to strengthen and to apply the knowledge obtained in theoretical sessions. They are useful to place Students in the Business reality and to invite him or her to get involved in legal interpretation. Students are therefore trained in the work of solving Legal-Problems- Real-life, acquiring-necessary skills for the practical application of law. These practical sessions, raised in relation to some specific topics of the Program, will mainly consist of the study and resolution of cases proposed by the Professor, although the choice of this or another modality that may be adopted is left to the free and prudent discretion of the Professor.
Personal tuition Tutorials fulfill with respect to the students a guiding function of great importance, regarding pedagogical criteria and content of the subjects. They serve especially to solve doubts and to acquire orientations on the most appropriate study techniques to prepare the subject. For this activity, in principle, 14 classroom hours are expected. Two types of tutoring activities are foreseen: in groups, with a number of students to be determined by the teacher, taking into account the schedules of the subject; And individually, upon request to the Professor and on the date agreed with him.
Lecture Theoretical teaching will be developed mainly through the theoretical classes or lectures on the essential contents of the syllabus of the subject. The development of these classes was done with a practical approach, facilitating the understanding of the functioning of mercantile institutions in the commercial traffic.

Personalized attention
 
Case study
Lecture
Assignments
Objective multiple-choice tests
Description
Personal attention is specially delivered at tutorial sessions.
Tutorials tutorials fulfill with respect to the students a guiding function of great importance, regarding pedagogical criteria and content of the subjects. They serve especially to solve doubts and to acquire orientations on the most appropriate study techniques to prepare the subject matter of the course.

Two types of tutoring are provided: in groups, with a number of students to be determined by the teacher, taking into account the schedules of the subject; And individually, upon request to the Professor and on the date agreed with him/her.

Assessment
  Description Qualification
Case study Ver otros comentarios
Lecture Ver otros comentarios
Assignments Ver otros comentarios
Objective multiple-choice tests 70% de la calificación en primera convocatoria. Ver otros comentarios
Others See other comments
 
Other comments and second call
  • Written tests represent 70% of the final grade (only for first call). Regarding the remaining 30%, which is only dedicated to the account for students who obtained a minimum of 3.5 points in the tests, it is awarded to other activities proposed by the Professors of the Commercial Law Department, such as Theoretical classes, Practical Sessions and the realization of works. 
  • For the approval of the subject it is essential to obtain a minimum final grade, calculated according to the above criteria, equal or higher than 5 points. 
  • In the second call, where applicable, as well as in the extraordinary call for December, the results of the objective test (multiple choice or equivalent) represents 100% of the final grade. In such calls the student will be assessed of all the contents of this subject matter as included in the program. 
  • In all multiple choice type tests, in ALL CALLS. Each erroneous answer will subtract a value equivalent to half the value santions and  assigned to each correct answer. During the development of the tests Students  can not handle any material other than the usual desktop hand writting  material (pen and pen). It is strictly forbidden to hold and use mobile and / or electronic devices during the conduct of the tests. The mere possession of devices such as notes, books, folders or miscellaneous materials is not authorized during the evaluation tests, and will entail the immediate withdrawal from the exam, expulsion from the exam and its assessment as "failled" (suspenso), as well as , communicating such event  to the Academic Authority of the Faculty/University to implement the actions provided for in the Guidelines for Action on Plagiarism, Copy or Fraud in Examinations or Evaluation Tests, approved by the Standing Committee of the Governing Council (Consejo de Gobierno) of the University of January 29, 2015.
  • It is recalled that the recording of classes, tutorials or consultations with the teachers of this subject whether in audio, audiovisual or any other medium is strictly prohibited, except with the express written permission of the recorded teachers, in which the authorized uses of the same and other circumstances will be established. In case of infringement of this rule will apply penalties and will exercise the legal action deemed appropriate in accordance with current regulations.
  • This subject is included in the English Friendly program of the University of León, therefore tutorials are offered in English, upon request of the students that wishes to do so.

Sources of information
Access to Recommended Bibliography in the Catalog ULE

Basic FERNÁNDEZ ALBOR/ PÉREZ CARRILLO, Actores Actuaciones Controles del Buen Gobierno Societario y Financiero, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2018
FERNÁNDEZ ROZAS, J.C./ ARENAS GARCÍA, R./ DE MIGUEL ASENSIO, P.A., Derecho de los Negocios Internacionales, Iustel, Madrid, última edic.
ESPLUGUES MOTA, C., Derecho del Comercio Internacional, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia,última edic.
FERNÁNDEZ DE LA GÁNDARA, L./ CALVO CARAVACA, A.L., Derecho Mercantil Internacional, Tecnos, Madrid, última edic.
ILLESCAS ORTIZ, R./ PERALES VISCASILLAS, P., Derecho Mercantil Internacional: El Derecho uniforme., Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, última edic.
DIAZ GÓMEZ, M A, PÉREZ CARRILLO, EF, El Derecho Mercantil practicado en el mercado, Eolas, León, 2018
  • Web site of the Area of Business and Commercial Law of Universidad de León "DerMerUle" en http://blogs.unileon.es/mercantil/
  • Specialized Journals, such as:
    • -Revista de Derecho Mercantil.
    • -Revista de Derecho de Sociedades.
    • -Derecho de los Negocios.
    • -Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y Distribución.
    • -Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil
  • OTHER RESOURCES (WEB)
  • LAW, REGULATIONS AND CASE LAW SEARCH MACHINES/DATA BASES
  • http://www.westlaw.es/
  • http://www.derecho.com
Complementary MASSAGUER FUENTES, J./ SALA ARQUER, J.M./ FOLGUERA CRESPO, J./GUTIÉRREZ HERNÁNDEZ,A. (dirs.), Comentarios a la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia, Cívitas, Navarra, 2008
CALVO CARAVACA, A. L./FERNÁNDEZ DE LA GÁNDARA, L., Contratos internacionales, Tecnos, Madrid, 1997
CALVO CARAVACA, A. L./CARRASCOSA GONZÁLEZ (Dirs.)., Curso de contratación internacional, Colex, Madrid, 2006
CALVO CARAVACA, A. L./CARRASCOSA GONZÁLEZ , Derecho concursal internacional, Colex, Madrid, 2004
MASSAGUER FUENTES, J. , El nuevo Derecho contra la competencia desleal: la directiva 2005/ 29/CE sobre prácticas comeciales desleales, Cívitas , Madrid, 2006
DIAZ GÓMEZ, M A, PÉREZ CARRILLO, EF, El Derecho Mercantil practicado en el mercado, Eolas, León, 2018
CASADO CERVIÑO, A./ CERRO PRADA, B., Gatt y Propiedad Industrial, Tecnos, Madrid, 1994
BOQUERA MATARREDONA, J. (Dir.), La Sociedad Anónima Europea domiciliada en España., Aranzadi, Cizur Menor, 2006
VELASCO SAN PEDRO, L.A., Mercosur y la Unión Europea: dos modelos de integración económica, Lex Nova, Valladolid, 1998.
BENEYTO PÉREZ, J.M/ MAILLO GONZÁLEZ-ORÚS, J (Coord), Tratado de Derecho de la Competencia, Bosch, Barcelona, 2005


Recommendations


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before
MARKET LEGAL FRAMEWORK / 00512006
 
Other comments
Class attendance is highly recommended, in order to facilitate the preparation of the subject.