Introduction to Cross-border Contracts

Course description

This course begins by defining the main attributes of cross-border contracts and outlines their differences from domestic contracts, before moving on to explain the preliminary process of contracting and the early-on documents that are required by both parties to establish a basis.

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At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Successfully use early-on documents to navigate the preliminary contracting process;
Enter into legally sound contractual relationships with parties in other countries;
Use the UNIDROIT Principles and/or CISG and the International Chamber of Commerce to ensure fairness and standardization in their contracts;
Identify situations in which important legal concepts such as force majeure will apply; and
Use a variety of legal concepts to ensure that their rights are protected during cross-border trade.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Introduction to Contracts (L115)
Lecture 2
Model Laws for Cross-Border Contracts (L116)
Lecture 3
Legal Concepts and Terms and Conditions (L117)
Case Study Exercise (C046)
Case Study Exercise (C046)
Certificate of Completion
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
26, June 2023
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Shaun Lake (Tutor)

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