Private International Law


Course Objective

The main goal of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and
skills to apply private international law rules in international
commercial trade practice.

Course Content

This course deals with aspects of private international law that may be
relevant whenever cross-border commercial disputes are to be resolved.
Students will first be familiarized with general principles of private
international law. Subsequently, they will be introduced to how to
resolve the question of jurisdiction in international contracts, and how
parties to a contract may prevent themselves from being sued in a
foreign jurisdiction. The course further deals with issues of choice of
law. In particular, it will examine which law governs an international
commercial contract, having regard to the rules of the Rome I
Regulation. Issues regarding recognition and enforcement of foreign
court judgments and legal issues regarding insolvency conclude the
topics that are focused on in this course.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

One written exam and one paper. The written exam consists of two
cases with questions and counts for 75% of the final grade. The paper
counts for 25%.


To be announced on Canvas.

Target Audience

Apart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Exchange students
Contractor (students who pay for one course)

Courses from a master at the faculty can only be taken as a secondary
course if you have a diploma that gives access to the relevant master/
specialization and if you are enrolled in a master.

General Information

Course Code R_PrivInt
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator mr. M. Zilinsky
Examiner mr. M. Zilinsky
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Tutorial
Target audiences

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