The course deals on the one hand with contractual techniques used in the drafting of international contracts and on the other hand with the methods of dispute resolution with which the practitioners of international trade are confronted.
After a general introduction to the sources of international trade law and general questions around the law applicable to contracts and conflicts of jurisdiction, themes such as the different phases of negotiation of an international contract and the usual legal documents are discussed; contractual clauses and general contract conditions; questions relating to payment and guarantee of services; settlement of disputes and effects of judgments in an international context.
The course tries to give students as practical a vision as possible based on theoretical tools.
François Ameli is a Lecturer at the Law School of the Sorbonne and teaches in many other institutions, such as Sciences Po Paris. For the past four years, he has been director of the Law Licensing Department. At the same time, he led his career as a lawyer at the Paris Bar. He is the founding partner of the Paris office of the New York cabinet CKR Law, established in more than 40 cities across 5 continents. His area of expertise is private international law, international trade law and international litigation and arbitration. He is also the author of academic books and numerous articles.