Provides students with a detailed analysis of a current international legal issue. This unit introduces students to negotiations and transactional legal practice through a structured simulated negotiation exercise. Students will represent different international companies interested in working together to exploit a new technology. The form of collaboration could be a joint venture, a licensing agreement or a long term supply contract. The negotiations will take place through written exchanges and through live negotiations.
1. Introduction to International Business Transactions
- The role of lawyers
- Financial analysis
2. Simulation Exercise
- The process of negotiation
- Issues in international negotiations
- Inter-relation of business, finance and law in transactional negotiations
- Special issues in negotiations: Impasse; Right of First Refusal; Inter-related Agreements
4. Structures of Transactions
- Joint Venture Agreement
- Supply Agreement
- License Agreement
5. Impact of the Press
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the sequential development of a business transaction over an extended negotiation||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify the businesses and legal issues and strategies that impact the negotiation||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the dynamics of negotiating and structuring international business transactions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the role that lawyers and law play in these negotiations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||communicate and negotiate in a context that replicates actual legal practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Study Period 6
- Daniel Bradlow and Jay Finkelstein, 2013, Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course, Wolters Kluwer, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3071-9.
Teaching and assessment
Gold Coast (intensive)
|Lecture online 1 hour (once)|
|Workshop on-site 4 hours (4 days)|
|Active participation in (i) class discussions regarding the analysis of, and preparation for, the negotiation, (ii) the simulated negotiations, and (iii) class analysis of the process and progress of the negotiations.||50%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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