Instructor(s): Mohammad Fadel

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2066HS.

This course satisfies the International/Comparative/Transnational course requirement.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

In an interdependent, globalized economy, knowledge and understanding of the way in which business is conducted across national borders is indispensable to all business lawyers. Knowledge of these principles is particularly crucial to Canadian business lawyers in light of Canada’s position in the global economy. This course deals with the structure of domestic and international regulations that affect transnational business and financial transactions, that is, business and financial transactions in which the laws of more than one jurisdiction are involved. Students will be introduced to several issues that are generically relevant to transnational transactions: transnational dispute resolution mechanisms (before national courts and arbitral tribunals); the place of international law, domestic law and private ordering in the regulation of international business transactions; the extraterritorial application of domestic legal rules; and the role of international bodies. The course will also examine various practical problems focused on different types of transnational business and financial transactions and the documents typically used in such transactions, including, cross-border finance and investment.

A final 24-hour take home examination (90%), and class participation and regular attendance (10%). Each student will be on call for one class to take questions from the instructor during the semester.

At a Glance

Second Term



29 JD


M: 10:30 - 11:45
W: 10:30 - 11:45