Trade finance is of great importance in the commercial world, for both students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and practitioners. The choice of countries in export trade is often perception-based: trade with government departments or public institutions is seen as much safer than with private entities and the choice of countries is often based on that perception of risk.
Legal Aspects of Trade Finance provides a comprehensive approach to the issues relating to export trade and the methods of raising finance for such trade. The obstacles that traders may encounter in providing trade across national boundaries are clearly identified, as are the risks parties to a trade contract should take into account.
It explains the various methods of payment and types of finance, such as:
- Letters of credit; barter; bills of exchange
- Factoring; forfeiting; export credit guarantees
It also examines the role of international organizations and statutes, such as:
- ICC Uniform Rules for Collection
- UNIDROIT Conventions of International Factoring
This title is illustrated with examples from case law relevant to both developed and developing countries. This book is suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students studying the interaction between law and commerce, and for transnational trade practitioners.
Table of Contents
List of Cases. Introduction. Chapter 1: Methods of Payment Chapter 2: Types of Bills Chapter 3: Types of Credit Chapter 4: Letters of Credit Chapter 5: Liabilities of Parties Involved in the Documentary of Credit Mechanism Chapter 6: Legal Aspects of Short-term Finance for Exports Chapter 7: Bills of Exchange Chapter 8: ICC Uniform Rules for Collection, 1995 Revision Chapter 9: Bonds and Guarantees Conclusions. Tables of Statutes. Table of International Consensus. Other Primary Sources. Other Sources. Index.
Dr Charles Chatterjee. LL.M (Cambridge), LL.M, Ph.D (London) Barrister.