Foundations of International Commercial Law provides a fresh analysis of both the contextual features of International Commercial Law and a range of different International Commercial Law instruments. This text covers the various elements which comprise International Commercial Law, the academic debates about the lex mercatoria and harmonisation, as well as a discussion of selected conventions and other instruments.
International Commercial Law is concerned with commercial transactions which have an international dimension, for example contracts between parties from multiple jurisdictions. As an area of study, it is characterised by the interaction of a wide range of national and international legal sources which all shape the overall context within which international commercial contracts are made and performed. This book focuses on the international legal sources in particular. It first explores all the different elements which together comprise the context of international commercial transactions, before examining the process of making International Commercial Law. Specific instruments of International Commercial Law discussed in the book include the conventions on the international sale of goods, agency, financial leasing, factoring, receivables financing and secured interests in mobile equipment, together with the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and documentary credits. There are separate chapters on private international law and international commercial arbitration, and a final chapter exploring the existing and potential impact of the digital economy on International Commercial Law.
Offering a detailed overview of the main themes and key aspects of International Commercial Law, this book is for readers who are new to the subject, whether undergraduate or postgraduate students, legal scholars, practitioners or policymakers.
Table of Contents
1. The Features of International Commercial Law
2. Private International Law
3. Making International Commercial Law: Harmonisation – process and methods
4. International Sales
6. Financial Leasing
7. Receivables Financing
8. Secured Interests in Mobile Equipment
9. Documentary Credits
10. UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
11. Dispute Resolution: International Commercial Arbitration
12. International Commercial Law and the Digital Economy
Christian Twigg-Flesner is Professor of International Commercial Law at the University of Warwick, UK.