International Business Law and the Legal Environment provides business students with a strong understanding of the legal principles that govern doing business internationally. Not merely about compliance, this book emphasizes how to use the law to create value and competitive advantage.
DiMatteo's transactional approach walks students through key business transactions-from import and export, contracts, and finance to countertrade, dispute resolution, licensing, and more-giving them both context and demonstrating real world application. This new edition also includes:
New material on comparative contract and sales law & European private law; joint ventures and collaborative alliances.
A new part on foreign direct investment that includes a chapter on emerging markets.
New chapters on privacy law, and on environmental concerns.
Greater coverage of the World Trade Organization.
"Case highlights" and court opinions that feature edited court transcripts which expose students to actual legal reasoning and an understanding of the underlying legal principles. These decisions are drawn from a broad range of countries, offering a truly international look at the subject.
Students of business law and international business courses will find DiMatteo's clear writing style easy to follow. A companion web site includes an instructor's manual, PowerPoints, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.
Preface Table of Cases and Laws Part I: Legal Environment of International Business 1. Introduction to International Business Transactions 2. Ethical Aspects of International Business 3. Strategies for Doing Business Internationally 4. International Commercial Dispute Resolution Part II: Trade Regulation 5. International Trade Regulation 6. National Export and Import Regulations 7. Free Trade Agreements Part III: Doing Business in the European Union and China 8. Doing Business in The European Union 9. Doing Business in The People's Republic of China Part IV: Comparative Legal Systems, Contract, and Sales Law 10. Comparative Legal Systems 11. International and Comparative Contract Law 12. International Sales Law Part V: Exporting, Importing, and Trade Finance 13. Transport of Goods 14. The Documentary Transaction 15. International Trade Finance 16. Employment and Sales of Services 17. Agency and Distribution Part VI: Licensing and Intellectual Property Rights 18. Law of Intellectual Property Rights 19. Licensing of Intellectual Property Part VII: Direct Foreign Investment and E-Commerce 20. Foreign Direct Investment 21. International E-Commerce Appendix A: United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) Appendix B: Excerpts from Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Bills of Lading ("Hague Rules")