Blockseminar Transnational Commercial Law

Dozent Prof. Dr. Herbert Kronke
Zeit und Ort

01.02.2017 - 03.02.2017, Musikakademie Schloss Weikersheim

2 SWS Schwerpunktveranstaltung (SB 8a)
Zielgruppe ab 5. Semester

Solid knowledge of notions of general private law - i.e. contract and property - is a must (for German students: „Großer BGB-Schein“), knowledge of basic commercial law and/or private international law (“conflict of laws”) is an asset but no pre-requisite.


This course, originally taught in parallel in Heidelberg and Oxford and in the meantime adopted in a variety of formats in some 20 universities around the world, is designed to provide an overview of the various sources of the law governing the practice of international commerce, finance and dispute resolution, both ‘hard law’, such as conventions developed within the framework of intergovernmental Organisations, and ‘soft law’, such as model laws, general principles, contractually incorporated rules promulgated by the International Chamber of Commerce and others.

As regards the ‘Vorlesung’, students are expected to participate actively in the discussions. Students who volunteer to make a presentation or to participate in mock court pleadings may qualify for obtaining a ‘Schlüsselqualifikationsschein’.

The seminar, on the other hand, will be conducted in the classic manner, i.e. based on presentations (‘Referate’) and discussions in plenary. Excellent students may subsequently be invited to participate in the ‘9th Transnational Commercial Law Teachers Meeting’, which will be held in the autumn of 2017. For previous editions of the Meeting, please refer to


Goode/Kronke/McKendrick (eds), Transnational Commercial Law – Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford University Press, 2nd ed Oxford 2015. This book, a course book in the British and US tradition, is indispensable. Interested participants are invited to register their interest in acquiring a copy with Ms Wiltrud Hillmann. We will then try to place a collective order with the publisher.

Mündliche Prüfung

03 February 2017, 18:00 h, Room 42, Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Augustinergasse 9.
Registration deadline: 15 January 2017. Please contact Ms Angela Tauber.
Anmeldung zur mündlichen PrüfungAdobe

Themen für Referate werden mit Interessenten im Anschluss an die VorlesungenExterner Inhalt besprochen und vereinbart.

Seitenbearbeiter: Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Herbert Kronke
Letzte Änderung: 20.12.2016
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