RIBL-687: International Business: Understanding & Managing Legal Risks Report a Broken Link

Many companies seek to set up branches or invest in projects in foreign countries without realizing the potential legal risks of such activities. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of international law in order to support decisions that both understand and minimize legal risk of doing business in various global contexts.

Students will explore international law practices and enforcement through a series of topics including, but not limited to: understanding the legal risks of foreign investment, minimizing risks by investing in countries that have bilateral investment treaties with their home country, and using commercial arbitration to settle disputes that may result in awards enforceable against the assets of the foreign government.

Required Readings


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Note to students: You need only read the pages noted this week, which also cover the reading from this articles next week (Reading 19). However, you need to read the entire article for Week 5 (Reading 27).

Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Note to students: Please review Reading 9 (audio recording) from Week 2.

Week 7


Week 8


There are no readings this week.

Week 9


Week 10


Note to students: Please read pages 27 - 33
 

Supplementary Readings


Week 1
Week 2

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Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Weeks 8: No readings
Week 9
Week 10