Student guide International Program A.Y. 2005/06

Business Contract Law
Aim of the course
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of business contract law, with an overview of EU and International Law. Particular attention will be given to those pre-contractual instruments which reflect preliminary agreements or understanding on the part of one or more parties involved in a future contract.
The course will first analyses the legal general principles of business transaction in order to understand when a contract, as well as a precontratctual instrument, legally binding, with reference to the following topics:
1.   Drawing up a contract.
2.   Legal requirements for an enforceable agreement.
3.   Letters of comfort or intent.
4.   Pre-contractual good faith.
5.   Problems of unfair terms in consumer contracts.
6.   Impact of European Union Law on contracts and contracting.
7.   Analysis of Contract Model.
At the end of the course students will be required to write a paper and discuss it with the professor.
Reading List
Kotz H. Flessner, European Contract Law vol.1, , , , , .