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International contracts 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Both continuous and final Assessment

Objectives

It is intended that the student is able to:

Identify contracts International Trade in general;
-Adquirir Concepts and percecionar the guiding principles of international trade law;
Identify the main sources of regulation of international contracts
-Resolver Disputes arising out of international contracts;
-Apreender The specifics of international sales contract;
- Mastering the practical outlines of the main Incoterms

Recommended Prerequisites

Knowledge Civil Law and Private International Law.

Teaching Metodology

The methods are:
The lecture method
Socratic
Inductive
Method case
Analysis and document review

The lecture method translates the transmission of information and knowledge (liability); the Socratic method, evolutionary learning process of putting the caller a series of questions; and the inductive or induction, which translates into a reasoning, from a sufficient number of individual cases to complete a general truth.
The first being a passive method lacks coordination with other methods in order to maximize the skills and knowledge / learning of students. To pave the expository speech, it calls up the individual study of a practical case (case method) in which the student comes into contact with the problem described in the case or particular situation. Thereafter, the individual preparation is confronted in class where they will discuss the various points of view of solving problems.

Body of Work

part I

Contracts International Trade in general

1. Definition and characterization of International Commercial Contracts
2. Main types of international contracts
3. Law applicable to international commercial contracts
4. dispute settlement modes pertaining to international contracts: arbitration.
5. typical clauses of international contracts
part II

The International Sale of Goods

1. The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Analysis.
2. Incoterms

Part III
The UNIDROIT principles

Recommended Bibliography

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Complementary Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

THEORETICAL CLASSES
1st Week
Presentation.
General considerations.
International Commercial Contracts in general.
Concept and characterization of international commercial contracts

2nd Week
The International Sale of Goods
The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Introduction.
3rd Week
The International Sale of Goods
 The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Analysis. (Continuation).
4th Week
1. The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Analysis. (Continuation).
5th Week
The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Analysis. (Continuation).
6th Week
The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Analysis. (Conclusion).
7th Week
The UNIDROIT principles. (Continuation).
8th Week
The UNIDROIT principles. (Continuation).
9th Week
The UNIDROIT principles. (Continuation).


10th Week
The UNIDROIT principles. (Conclusion).
11th Week
Modes of resolution of disputes concerning international contracts: arbitration.
12th Week
 Modes of resolution of disputes concerning international contracts: arbitration.
13th Week
 Modes of resolution of disputes concerning international contracts: arbitration. (Conclusion)
14th Week
The Disputes Boards
15th Week
Swing

PRARY CLASSROOMS
1st Week
General considerations.
The modes of regulation of international contracts.
2nd Week
 - Contract of transport: Maritime
3rd Week
- Distribution agreement
4th Week
- Agency agreement
5th Week
- Know-how agreement
6th Week
- Road transport contract
7th Week
- Franchising agreement
- Documentary credit
8th Week
- Incoterms
- Force majeure clause and hardship clause
9th Week
- Engineering contract
10th Week
- Turn-key agreement
11th Week
- Joint-venture agreements
12th Week
- International Oil Contract
- Conflict resolution in oil contracts
13th Week
Avaliation test
14th Week
- Negotiation and conciliation
15th Week
Swing

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

To meet the objectives that are proposed:
Identifying contracts International Trade in general due to will turn to Part I, point 1.do program;
Acquire the concepts and percecionar the guiding principles of international trade law will be due to resort to Part I, section 2 of the program;
Identify the main sources of regulation due to international contracts will resort to Part I, section 3 of the program;
Resolve disputes arising out of the duty shall be international contracts resort to Part I, section 4 of the program;
Grasp the specifics of the contract of international sales will be due to resort to Part II, Item 1. of the program;
Master the practical outlines of the main Incoterms will be due to resort to Part II, Item 2 of the program.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The lecture method will be applied to the learning of the following objectives:
Identify contracts International Trade in general;
-Adquirir Concepts and percecionar the guiding principles of international trade law;
The Socratic method is intended to meet the objective:
Identify the main sources of regulation of international contracts
-Resolver Disputes arising out of international contracts;

The inductive method, case study and analysis and documentary critique applies to the following objectives learning:
-Apreender The specifics of international sales contract;
- Mastering the practical outlines of the main Incoterms.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Ethical and responsible behaviourYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Problem-solvingYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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