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International Commercial Law

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates:  25 September– 29 September, 2017

Course fee: 3000€ + VAT 

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Programme Overview
Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration.
The International Commercial Law 5-days training programme aims to help you understand the international context in which business currently operates.
It focuses on legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.

Who should attend
The programme is designed for lawyers who wants to internationalise your practice, or deepen your knowledge in a specialist area, an in-house lawyer with an interest in expanding your legal knowledge and industry focus. It is also relevant for a business professional working for (or intending to work for) international commercial organisations, who needs to operate in heavily regulated industries, such as oil or shipping, or a compliance officer, or a legal or commercial manager, who must constantly update your legal awareness.

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Training objectives
By the end of this training course, participants will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the defining characteristics of contract law in particular national legal systems;
  • Engage in informed discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation of contract law within Europe;
  • Understand their own systems of contract law through discussion and comparison with students from other legal systems.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the legal issues arising in the oil and gas industry
  • Have a deeper and more focused understanding of the operation of international law
  • Be able to engage in debate as to the efficacy of the different solutions to the legal issues arising in the industry and to be aware of the economic and political aspects underpinning the various legal issues.
Course Outline
Contract Law in Europe
  • Introduction - what is a contract?
  • The European Landscape: the DCFR
  • Pre-contractual liability
  • Formation
  • Third party rights
  • Error/Mistake
  • Interpretation
  • Breach and Termination
  • Specific performance
  • Damages

Introduction to the oil and gas as industry
  • Industry overview and key players
  • Exploration, production, transportation and trading
  • Basic petroleum economics

Introduction to the legal framework
  • Oil and gas and international politics/ international relations
  • Sources and key principles of private international law
  • Sources and key principles of public international law
  • Historical development of rights (law of capture, etc.)
  • Ownership vs. non-ownership systems
  • Arrangements with host governments - Comparative Analysis of:
  • Licences/Concessions
  • Production Sharing Contracts
  • Service Contracts

  • Rights to explore for and produce oil and gas
  • Cross-border development and the impact of public international law

Commercial Arrangements - Joint Ventures and the Joint Operating Agreement
  • Purpose and historical background (AIPN and OGUK models)
  • Main provisions
  • Operatorship and liability

Commercial Arrangements - infrastructure and services
  • Decommissioning and decommissioning security
  • Service contracts/sub-contracts

Commercial Arrangements III - acquisitions and disposals
  • Buying and selling upstream assets
  • Asset vs. share transactions, farm-in agreements
  • Risk allocation

The transportation and trading of oil and gas
  • Offtake, lifting and marketing/sale of production
  • Oil and Gas trading agreements
  • Oil and Gas charter parties

Legal issues involving states, including
  • The State as a sovereign entity/ contracting party
  • Applicable law
  • Sovereign Immunity
  • Stabilisation Clauses
  • International Investment Protection

Dispute Settlement Processes
  • The role of the national Courts
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Inter State dispute settlement.
To enhance learning effectiveness, hand on experience will be emphasised in this programme through role-plays in class presentation, group facilitation and class critique.
Case studies, group discussions and video support will also be used to enhance learning experience. Fun quizzes will be injected to provide formative assessment and a fun learning environment.
Classes, books and training materials.
Entry level test.
Free Internet access.
International certificate upon completion of the course.
Coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily.

*Fees do not include charges for travel and accommodation costs
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Training Location
Barcelona, Spain
International Commercial Law

25 September– 29 September, 2017

Course fee
3000€ + VAT 
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