International Business Transactions (21209). 4 units. An introduction to the formation, regulation, and global impact of international business transactions. The primary focus of the course will be on the legal and practical aspects of cross-border transactions, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of the relevant arrangements. A secondary focus will be on the broader economic, political, and social context and consequences of international business transactions. Case studies from Latin America, Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East will be used. Topics to be discussed include privatization, project finance, letters of credit, conflicts of law, extraterritoriality, sovereign debt restructuring, expropriation, corruption, and the relationships among markets, democracy, and "culture." Enrollment will be limited to seventy. Permission of the instructor required. Paper required. A. Chua.
Course Selection Information: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a statement of interest and a CV by 4:30 pm on December 8. Priority will be given to first-year students for approximately half the places and the remaining seats will be allocated to students in their second and third years.