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European and International Business and Contract Law

Key issues: Trade and competition; international legal framework: free trade, internal market, WTO Law, role of competition, free movement rules, EU external relations, investment treaties

Students get familiarized with the European Union, its institutions and sources of law, essential for understanding European Law, the development of the EU internal market and the role of the economic freedoms in this development. The course also covers the principles and the theoretical framework of the economic system that orient the European “economic constitution”. Further, the module also encompasses international aspects of trade, including the nuances of the EU External Relations, its common commercial and investment policies and the International legal framework of trade, investment and competition, including the functioning of the WTO, the GATT, GATS, TRIPS treaties, the rules on international investment arbitration and the WTO rules on antidumping and on state subsidies.