International Business Law and Its Environment / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
This text is designed for use in courses in International Business Law, International Business Transactions, or the Law of International Trade and Investment. The authors have attempted to provide a fairly comprehensive treatment of the three primary forms of international business: the laws of international trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign investment. Our approach is to present these three market-entry methods beginning with trade, which involves the least penetration into the foreign market, and concluding with foreign investment, which immerses the firm completely into the social, cultural, and legal systems of its host country.
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About the Author
Richard Schaffer, J.D., LL.M. is a retired Professor Emeritus of Business Law in the Department of Finance of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He taught for twenty-five years in the areas of business law, international business transactions, and the law of international trade and investment, and founded the university's international business and business study abroad programs. Prior to academia, Professor Schaffer worked with the United Nations examining the relationship between corrupt practices, multinational corporations, and socio-economic development. He also served as rapporteur of UN working groups on international economic crime. He has consulted for business schools and industry trade groups, as well as industry. Professor Schaffer received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from New York University.
Filiberto Agusti is a partner in the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, where he has practiced law since 1978. He represents governments, multinational corporations, manufacturers, and investors in international arbitrations, lawsuits between multinational enterprises, and transactional negotiations. His work involves disputes and negotiations over international infrastructure, power generation facilities, cross-border corporate acquisitions, international joint ventures, and bankruptcy reorganizations. Mr. Agusti has authored articles for the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications, is a frequent speaker at professional seminars around the world, and regularly comments on legal issues on camera for Univision, Telemundo, and CNN en Espanol. Mr. Agusti was a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Lucien Dhooge is the Sue and John Staton Professor of Law at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches international business law and ethics, and serves as director of the global executive M.B.A. program and area coordinator in law and ethics. Prior to his tenure with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Dhooge practiced law for eleven years and served on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in California for twelve. He has authored more than fifty scholarly articles, co-authored five books, and is a past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Dhooge has presented throughout the United States, as well as in Asia, Europe, and South America, and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including six Ralph C. Hoeber Awards for excellence in published research. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at the University of Colorado, Professor Dhooge earned his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to International Business. 2. International Law and Organizations. 3. The Resolution of International Disputes.
PART II: INTERNATIONAL SALES, CREDITS, AND THE COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION. 4. Sales Contracts and Excuses for Nonperformance. 5. The Documentary Sales and Terms of Trade. 6. The Carriage of Goods and the Liability of Air and Sea Carriers. 7. Bank Collections, Trade Finance, and Letters of Credit.
PART III: INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. TRADE LAW. 8. National Lawmaking Powers and the Regulation of U.S. Trade. 9. GATT Law and the World Trade Organization: Basic Principles. 10. Regulating Import Competition and Unfair Trade. 11. Laws Governing Access to Foreign Markets. 12. Imports, Customs, and Tariff Law
13.North American Free Trade Law. 14. The European Union and Other Regional Trade Areas. 15. The Regulation of Exports.
PART IV: REGULATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE. 16. International Marketing Law: Sales Representatives, Advertising, and Ethical Issues. 17. Licensing Agreements and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. 18. Host-Country Regulation: Corporate Law, Taxation, and Currency Risk. 19. Political Risk: Nationalization, Expropriation, and Privatization. 20. Labor and Employment Discrimination Law. 21. Environmental Law. 22. Regulating the Competitive Environment.