|Subject||International Corporate Law|
|Semester||5th semester (autumn)|
|Study programme:||Business studies (undergraduate)|
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an elective course in accordance with an officially approved curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Business Studies.
Students must have basic knowledge in the area of law. It is also useful to have knowledge in international reality and international relations. It is desirable that students have sufficient knowledge of English language to understand the case-law of foreign and international courts and/or arbitrations and additional study literature.
The aim is to acquaint students with the foundations of international economic law, with special emphasis on World Trade Organization law and international investment law.
After passing the exam, students will also be able to recognize legal aspects that represent opportunities or safeguards in international business operations, and various interests that are reflected in the regulation of the area concerned and affect free trade.
- acquire basic theoretical knowledge in the legal fields under consideration;
- knowledge of relevant judicial and arbitration practice;
- ability of professional-scientific analysis, problem solving, evaluation of different theoretical positions and the use of different legal interpretative methods;
- understanding and knowledge of international economic law, including in part in the context of European economic law.
- a student knows and understands the basic aspects of international economic law, including international investment law;
- a student evaluates legal issues and issues from the subject area;
- the student acquires the ability to argue and interpret relevant sources of international law, including relevant treaties;
- knowledge, understanding and analysis of the case-law of domestic and international courts and arbitration and of the Court of Justice of the EU;
- oral and written expression on legal issues in the field of the subject;
- interdisciplinary integration of acquired knowledge.
1. General Information about International Economic Law (selected aspects).
1.1 Historical development, definition and relationship to other branches of law.
1.2 International economic arrangement.
1.3 Sources of International Economic Law.
1.4 Relationship between domestic and international law in the legal order of the Republic of Slovenia.
1.5 Entities under international economic law.
1.6 Settlement of disputes in international trade.
2. World Trade Organization (WTO) Law.
2.1 The establishment and development of the WTO.
2.2 Fundamental Principles of the WTO / GATT 1994.
2.3 The WTO Normative Framework.
2.4 WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding.
3. International Investment Law (selected aspects).
3.1 Historical development and definition.
3.2 Sources of international investment law and fundamental principles for the protection of foreign investments.
3.3 Settlement of investment disputes.
3.4 International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), arbitration practice.
3.5 Relationship between EU law and international investment law.
Teaching and learning activities
Evaluation systems and criteria
- seminar (study of primary sources and of judicial / arbitration practice);
- preparation of the seminar work;
- conversation / debate;
- involvement of guests / experts.
Teaching and learning material
- Knowledge evaluation consists of three parts: seminar work (25% share in a joint assessment), assessment of participation and a presentation of a case at the seminar (25%) and written examination (50% share).
- Written examination will be conducted after the end of the semester. In order to enter the exam, the student must have a positive evaluation of a seminar work and of a presentation of a case at the seminar.
- All three parts of the knowledge evaluation must be positively assessed for a positive overall assessment.
- Božičko, P. in Menard, M.: Zaščita tujih naložb v Sloveniji in slovenskih naložb v tujini na podlagi meddržavnih bilateralnih investicijskih sporazumov, v: Slovenska arbitražna praksa, marec 2013, str. 4-12.
- Jereb, A.: Prihodnost reševanja investicijskih sporov na območju Evropske unije, v: Podjetje in delo 5/2016/XXXXII, str. 797.
- Škrk, M.: Zaščita tujih investicij in mednarodno pravo, v: Podjetje in delo 6-7/2014/XXXX, str. 1331-1344.
- Tratnik M. in Ferčič, A.: Mednarodno gospodarsko pravo, dopolnjena in spremenjena izdaja, Pravna fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru, Maribor, 2002.
- Mednarodna konvencija o reševanju investicijskih sporov med državo in državljani drugih držav (Washingtonska konvencija), 1965, UNTS 575, 60.
- Izbrane odločitve mednarodnih sodišč in arbitražnih tribunalov ter Sodišča EU.
- Dozler, R. and Schreuer, C.: Principles of International Invetment Law, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
- Drenik, S.: Mednarodne pogodbe v pravnem redu Republike Slovenije, v: Ana Polak Petrič in drugi: Pravo mednarodnih pogodb: priročnik, strokovni prispevki in dokumenti, Zbirka mednarodno pravo, Ljubljana, Fakulteta za družbene vede, Založba FDV, Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve Republike Slovenije, 2013, str. 33-104.
- Fina, S., Lentner, G. M.: The Scope of the EU's Investment Competence after Lisbon, v: 14 Santa Clara Journal of International Law 419 (2016), str. 419-440, dostopno na: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/scujil/vol14/iss2/2>.
- Lowe, W.: International Law, Clarendon Law Series, Oxford University Press, 2007, str. 188-233.
- Peterlin, I.: Svetovna trgovinska organizacija in državna suverenost, Scientia Iustitia, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2013.
- Svetličič, A.: Mednarodni center za reševanje investicijskih sporov (ICSID) in Republika Slovenija, v: Podjetje in delo 6-7/2014/XXXX, str. 1367-1377.
- Before and after the lectures
- By agreement