Bern, Switzerland

International Contracts Regarding Cross-Border Trade and Investment

online course
when 15 July 2024 - 18 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1200

The fabric of international trade is made of international contracts that organise the purchase and sale of goods and services involving consumers, businesses and, at times, public actors in the global market. This course enables participants to understand the essential elements of international contracts and how to solve the disputes that might arise in connection with them. The course provides an overview of the legal framework of international contracts, including domestic and international sources with a special focus on the CISG and sector-specific rules. Participants will analyse the most common contractual clauses and the challenges related to their application, encompassing force majeure and hardship clauses as well as ESG and business and human rights clauses, which are gaining increasing relevance due to the current global situation. Participants will be made familiar with the wide range of dispute resolution mechanisms available and their advantages and disadvantages.

Course leader

RĂ©ka Papp and Benjamin Gottlieb

Fee info

CHF 1200: The Summer Academy tuition fees do not cover costs such as meals, housing or local transportation.