Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
A consideration of several areas of dispute settlement and procedure when litigation and arbitration issues cross borders. Included is choice of law and forum, service of process, jurisdiction, act of state, foreign state immunity, proving foreign law, obtaining evidence from abroad, enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitration, and enforcement of arbitral awards.
Legal problems involved with commercial transactions across borders, the transfer of technology, and foreign investment. Explores international documentary sales, letters of credit, bills of lading, international intellectual property, foreign direct investment issues including risk analysis and the decision to invest, transfer pricing, currency controls, company withdrawal, investing in developing nations, nations in transition, and economically integrated areas such as the NAFTA and the EU, and the resolution of international commercial and investment disputes.
Provides an in-depth analysis of the regional trade area of most importance to the U.S., the NAFTA, through the study of its historical background; its impact in the areas of goods, services, investments, intellectual property, dispute settlements, labor and the environment; and an introduction to the ongoing process to develop a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA).
Prerequisites: International Business Transactions or International Trade Law must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course. (A satisfactory substitute may be acceptable with permission from the instructor.)
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