International Commercial 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.
- Béguin, J. et M. Menjucq (eds.), Droit du commerce international, Paris, LexisNexis, 2010.
- Chatillon, S., Droit des affaires internationales, Paris, Vuibert, 2011.
- Dalhuisen, J.H., Dalhuisen on Transnational Comparative, Commercial, Financial and Trade law, Oxford, Hart, 2013.
- Esplugues Mota, C.A. (dir.), Derecho del Comercio Internacional, Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, 2011.
- Fernández Rozas, J.C. (et al.) (eds.), Derecho de los Negocios Internacionales, Madrid, Lustel, 2011.
- Galgano, F. e F. Marrella, Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, Padova, CEDAM, 2011.
- Kessedjian, C., Droit du commerce international, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2013.
- Barbou des Places, S. (ed.), Protectionnisme et droit de l'Union européenne, Paris, Pedone, 2014.
- Cachard, O., Droit du Commerce International, Paris, L.G.D.J., 2011.
- Dabbah, M.M. and K.P.E. Lasok (eds.), Merger Control Worldwide, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Davies, M. and D.V. Snyder, International Transactions in Goods : Global Sales in Comparative Context, New York, Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Ezrachi, A.(ed.), Research Handbook on International Competition Law, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012.
- Fernández Rozas, J.C., R. Arenas García and P.A. de Miguel Asensio, Derecho de los Negocias Internacionales, Madrid, Iustel, 2011.
- Folsom, R.H., International Business Transactions : a Problem-oriented Coursebook, St. Paul, MN, West, 2012.
- Jordan, C. and J. Golden, International Capital Markets: Law and Institutions, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Lianos, I. and D.D. Sokol, The Global Limits of Competition Law, Stanford, Stanford Law Books, 2012.
- Ramberg, J., International Commercial Transactions, Paris, ICC, 2011.
- Saerens, P. and W. Pissoort, Droit Commercial International, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2013.
- Smith, R.C., I.Walter and G. DeLong, Global Banking, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Souty, F., le Droit et la Politique de la Concurrence de l'Union Européenne, Paris, Montchrestien-Lextenso éditions, 2013.
- Tully, S., International Corporate Legal Responsibility, Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2012.
- Baratta,R., "La Politica Commerciale Comune dopo il Trattato di Lisbona", Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 26 (2012), No.2, pp. 403-421.
- Buszewski, S.E., "Unternehmen und Internationale Menschenrechte", Humanitäres Völkerrecht, 25 (2012), No. 4, pp. 201-209.
- Cunibert, G., "Three Theories of Lex Mercatoria", Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 52 (2014), No. 2, pp. 369-434.
- Gabriel, H.D., Toward Universal Principles: The Use of Non-Binding Principles in International Commercial Law (Professor Dr. Bruno Zeller Festschrift), International Trade and Business Law review, 17 (2014), No. 1, pp. 241-260.
- Ewelukwa, N., "Is Africa Ready for Electronic Commerce? : a Critical Appraisal of the Legal Framework for Ecommerce in Africa", European Journal of Law Reform, 13 (2011), No. 3-4, pp. 550-576.
- Mazzacano, P.J., "The Autonomous Nature of the Lex Mercatoria", The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, 16 (2012), pp. 71-82.
- Rasche, R., "The United Nations and Transnational Corporations : How the UN Global Compact has changed the Debate, in Lawrence, J.T., and P.W. Beamish (eds.), Globally responsible leadership : managing according to the UN Global Compact, Los Angeles, SAGE, 2013, pp. 33-49.
- Sabatelli, E., "E-Commerce", in: E.Sabatelli, Manuale di diritto commerciale internazionale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2012, pp. 226-245.
- Cheng, C.-J. (ed.), Basic documents on international trade law, 3rd ed., The Hague : Kluwer Law International, 1999
- Goode, R. (et al.), Transnational commercial law : international instruments and commentary, 2012.
- Goode, R. (et al.) (eds.), Transnational Commercial Law : Primary Materials, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
- Wiggers, W.J.H. (ed.), International Commercial Law : Source Materials : Corporate Governance ... INCOTERMS 2000, 2nd ed., Alphen aan den Rijn : Kluwer Law International, 2007
Periodicals, serial publications
- International Contract Adviser (Online)
- Law & Policy in International Business
- Nordic Journal of Commercial Law
- Schriften zum internationalen Gesellschaftsrecht
- Transnational Business and Corporate Culture : Problems and Opportunities
- Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law & Arbitration (Online)
1. Allzuständigkeit oder genuine link - eine unendliche Geschichte?
Keywords: Germany, United States of America, European Union, Foreign direct investment, Human rights, Torts, Alien Tort Claims Act, Extraterritorial jurisdiction, Choice of law, Council and European Parliament Regulation No 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels, 12 December 2012),
2. Grenzüberschreitendes Cash-Pooling
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Corporate groups, Holding companies, Capital movements, Choice of law, International commercial law,
3. Zum gutgläubigen Erwerb in Italien gestohlener Kraftfahrzeuge - Fragen des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts
Keywords: Germany, Italy, Motor vehicles, Theft, Conveyance, Bona fides, Movables, Law of property, Private international law,
4. Lex loci arbitri vs. lex fori concursus vs. lex societatis: Die Insolvenz der ausländischen Schiedspartei nach der (geplanten) Reform der EuInsVO
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Insolvency, Council regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings, Choice of law, European private law,
5. The cycle of harmonisation
Keywords: United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 11 April 1980), Sale, International contracts, International law and domestic law, Community law and international law, Unification of law,
Schilling, J., Das Internationale Privatrecht der Transportverträge: die Bestimmung des Beförderungsvertragsstatuts im Spannungsfeld von Art. 5 Rom I-VO und materiellem Einheitstransportrecht, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Das internationale Transportrecht ist durch eine unübersichtliche Anzahl von materiellen Einheitsrechtsakten gekennzeichnet. Während im Gütertransport die völkerrechtlichen Konventionen, wie die CMR oder das MÜ, zum Tragen kommen, werden bei der Personenbeförderung in erster Linie die europäischen Fahrgastrechteverordnungen relevant. Mittlerweile ist auch das für Beförderungsverträge maßgebliche Kollisionsrecht auf europäischer Ebene vereinheitlicht, und zwar in Art. 5 Rom I-VO. Angesichts dessen geht Johannes Schilling der Frage nach, welches Recht auf internationale Beförderungsverträge Anwendung findet. Im Fokus stehen dabei sowohl die Auslegung als auch das praktische Anwendungsfeld des neuen europäischen IPR für Beförderungsverträge. Darüber hinaus wird das supranationale Kollisionsrecht zu dem internationalen Einheitsrecht der Güter- und Personenbeförderung ins Verhältnis gesetzt.
Kaczorowska-Ireland, A., Competition Law in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, London; New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
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.
Berlingieri, F., International Maritime Conventions: Volume I: The Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea, Abingdon, Informa Law from Routledge, 2014.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
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.
Clarke, J., International Merger Policy: Aapplying Domestic Law to International Markets, Cheltenham; Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2014.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
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.
Schaffer, R., F. Agusti and L.J. Dhooge, International Business Law and Its Environment, Mason, South-Western, 2014.View this title in our link resolver PlinkletToday 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.
Carr, I. and M. Goldby, International trade law statutes and conventions, 2013-2015, London / New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
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.
A. Jones and B. Sufrin, EU Competition Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
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.
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).Read more
- Guide on the Harmonization of International Commercial Law, by Duncan Alford
- Hors Série Vol XIX, 2015 - Trade Development through Harmonization of Commercial Law/L'Harmonisation du Droit Commercial Facteur de Développement du Commerce (New Zealand Association for Comparative Law)
- Revised Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet, by M. Hoffman
- UNCITRAL Database