Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM130: International Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Andrea Lista ()





Available via distance learning


This is an important module if you are considering working in the area of transnational commercial law, and if you are attracted to the study of advanced commercial law. Indeed, whilst this module is not a compulsory module for the LLM in International Commercial Law, it is designed to provide you with a solid basis for study of other modules on this programme. You will critically examine selected aspects of transnational commercial law, all of which are likely to be particularly relevant in international commercial practice. Thus you will critically examine, in detail, some of the challenges of cross-border commercial transactions, as well as harmonisation and uniform law initiatives; you will critically examine in detail the principles governing cross-border transactions under the law of England and Wales; and you will also critically consider in detail other regimes such as the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods as well as proposals for the future development of this area of law (such as the proposed Common Regional Sales Law and Digital Market Law ). You will also consider the legal regimes governing transactions in securities in the context of transactional commercial law. You will also examine the implications of the UNCITRAL Model Law and the New York Convention in international commercial arbitration.

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