International Commercial Law

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International Commercial Law - Research Guide International Law

International commercial law is a body of applicable rules, principles and customary practices that govern cross-border commercial activities of private parties. As such, international commercial law is part of private international law, while its international trade law counterpart, governing the trade relations between States, is part of international economic law, which is a branch of public international law. As rules, principles and customary practices applicable to cross-border transactions differ among cultures, there is a strong tendency for harmonization and unification of these.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on International Commercial Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library's classification index code 298. International Commercial Law: General Works and subject heading (keyword) International Commercial Law are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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  • Schaffstein, S., Doctrine of "Res Judicata" before International Commercial Arbitral Tribunals, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

    Schaffstein, S., Doctrine of "Res Judicata" before International Commercial Arbitral Tribunals, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

    Today, international commercial disputes regularly involve multiple parties, contracts, and issues. As a result, the number of disputes that are tried in two or more different forums has increased, giving rise to difficult issues regarding the conclusive and preclusive effects of prior judgments or awards. As a result, the doctrine of res judicata , which requires that a final decision by a court or arbitral tribunal be conclusive and that it should not be re-litigated, is of increasing significance. Dr Silja Schaffstein provides the first practical and comprehensive guidelines for matters of res judicata for international commercial arbitration practitioners. The work sets out the transnational principles in the form of guidelines for international arbitrators.

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  • Kaczorowska-Ireland, A., Competition Law in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, London; New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015.

    Kaczorowska-Ireland, Competition Law in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy

    Competition Law in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy provides a comprehensive introduction to and overview of this emerging area of law, discussing both the current context and potential directions for future development. The book provides an account of major topics in the law, including the economics of competition law; enterprise; enforcement; regulation; and obligations of member states. It traces the progression of the law from the 2006 Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, charting the main developments such as the establishment of CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC), and examining the emerging case law in this important and fast-growing area. Offering the first major exploration of Caribbean Competition law, this text will be an essential resource for lawyers, businesspersons, and students of the law in the Caribbean.

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  • Berlingieri, F., International Maritime Conventions: Volume I: The Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea, Abingdon, Informa Law from Routledge, 2014.

    Berlingieri, F., International maritime conventions Volume I The carriage of goods and passengers by sea, Abingdon, Informa Law from Routledge, 2014.

    For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet in force, including the topical Rotterdam Rules. Split into three convenient volumes, this comprehensive resource provides a thorough treatment of both wet and dry shipping treaties, combining breadth of coverage with depth of analysis. In this first volume, the author covers conventions dealing with the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea, in particular: - International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading, 1924 and its Protocol of 1968 and 1979 (Hague-Visby Rules) - United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg Rules) - United Nations Convention on the International Carriage of Goods wholly or Partly by Sea, 2008 (Rotterdam Rules) - Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 as amended by its Protocol of 2002 (Athens Convention). This book is an indispensable reference for maritime lawyers, academics and students of maritime law worldwide.

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  • Clarke, J., International Merger Policy: Aapplying Domestic Law to International Markets, Cheltenham; Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2014.

    Clarke, J., International merger policy applying domestic law to international markets, Cheltenham Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2014.

    International Merger Policy offers a compelling comparative assessment of domestic and regional merger laws and procedures. Identifying important areas of convergence and emerging best practice, it considers existing levels of international cooperation and identifies the key costs associated with transnational merger review before evaluating possible mechanisms by which they might be reduced.

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  • Schaffer, R., F. Agusti and L.J. Dhooge, International Business Law and Its Environment, Mason, South-Western, 2014.

    Schaffer, R., F. Agusti and L.J. Dhooge, International business law and its environment, Mason, South-Western, 2014
    Today most people agree that no business is purely domestic and that even the smallest local firms are affected by global competition and world events. This book is designed to deliver comprehensive, yet accessible, coverage of the legal implications and ramifications of doing business internationally, along with the related cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues faced by global business managers. Focusing on trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment, the authors present the three major forms of doing business in a foreign country through real-world examples, precedent-setting cases, managerial implications, and ethical considerations. From the legal relationship between parties in an international business transaction to managing risk to learning the special challenges of doing business in emerging economies, the 9th Edition helps students understand the most common practices and critical issues in global business law.
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  • Carr, I. and M. Goldby, International trade law statutes and conventions, 2013-2015, London / New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

    Carr, I. and M. Goldby, International trade law statutes and conventions, 2013-2015, London New York, Routledge, Taylor  Francis Group, 2014

    This new edition of International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions presents all the key legislation for international trade law in one student-friendly volume. Developed in response to feedback from lecturers and students, this book is:

    Up-to-date with the law: this book provides a fully current and comprehensive collection of legislation

    Tailored to course outlines: content has been curated to align with international trade law courses

    Exam friendly: conforming to regulations, this is an un-annotated text that is suitable for exam use

    Easy to use: a clear and attractive text design, detailed table of contents and multiple indices provides ease of reference and navigation

    Ideal for course and exam use, as well as for reference, this book is a perfect companion resource to student learning and exam success.

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  • A. Jones and B. Sufrin, EU Competition Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    A. Jones and B. Sufrin, EU Competiton Law

    Provides a comprehensive guide to European competition law, pairing extract material with clear and in-depth author commentary. Authors are leading academics in the field, drawing on their extensive experience to select the most important extracts from key cases, articles, and statutory material.

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  • ‘Trade Talks’

    On Thursday November 5th the Peace Palace Library, in cooperation with the Netherlands Society of International Affairs / Club Clingendael, organized ‘Trade Talks’. About 120 people attended the evening, hearing lectures and participating in discussions on international trade and the present negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA).

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