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International Business Law and Its Environment

International Business Law and Its Environment - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324060980

Cover of International Business Law and Its Environment 5TH 02 (ISBN 978-0324060980)
ISBN13: 978-0324060980
ISBN10: 032406098X
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2002
International: No

International Business Law and Its Environment - 5TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324060980

Richard Schaffer, Beverley Earle and Filiberto Agusti

ISBN13: 978-0324060980
ISBN10: 032406098X
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2002
International: No

International Business Law and Its Environment, 5th edition employs a comparative approach that balances private and public law and facilitates effective managerial decision-making. The authors integrate the legal challenges of doing business in an international setting with the economic and political issues that commonly arise.


  • NEW! E-Commerce Issues: Internet and cyberlaw coverage has been added to Chapter 17 "Licensing Agreements and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights," to discuss recent global developments in technology and International Law. Also the Taxation section includes new coverage of relevant e-commerce issues.
  • NEW! Expanded Coverage: This edition expands the coverage of TRIPS, WIPO, and labor law to provide a more in-depth view of these important, contemporary topics.
  • NEW! Reorganized: "Political Risk" and "Privatization" have been combined to form Chapter 19 "Political Risk: Nationalization, Expropriation, and Privatization." Also, Chapter 3 on the European Union has been moved to Part III.
  • Foreign Accents: Foreign Accent boxes are integrated throughout the text from worldwide popular press and other sources demonstrate differences between U.S. and foreign legal environments.
  • Internet Addresses: Web sites throughout each chapter direct students to seek additional information on international topics through the World Wide Web.
  • Case Examples: Cases are utilized throughout the text to update students on important international business law issues, while also clarifying the topics discussed in the material presented.
  • End-of-Chapter Problems: At the end of every chapter the authors develop questions and case problems to challenge students to apply their knowledge.
  • Managerial Implications features at the end of each chapter pose problem scenarios relevant to the business manager.

Author Bio

Schaffer, Richard : Appalachian State University

Richard Schaffer is Professor of Business Law, Department of Finance, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. His primary teaching responsibilities have been in the area of business law, and the law of international trade and investment. Professor Schaffer received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from New York University. A former practicing attorney, he has served as visiting consultant to the United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (CSDHA/CRIMP), New York, San Jose, and Vienna, on projects related to multinational corporations, corrupt practices, and socioeconomic development and as an expert member and rapporteur of international working groups on international economic criminality.Schaffer has acted as Director for Education of the 1,000-industry-member North Carolina World Trade Association. He also has served as consultant to business schools on the internationalization of the curriculum. He consults regularly with industry on topics related to the international home-textile industry.

Earle, Beverley : Bentley College

Beverly Earle is an associate professor in the Law Department at Bentley College, where she has been on the faculty since 1983. She currently teaches the legal environment of business and international business law. She graduated with a B.A. form the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Boston University and was admitted to practice in Massachusetts. Professor Earle taught law at Yunnan University in Kumming, China, on a U.S.I.A. grant during May and June of 1990 and in Strasbourg, France in 1992; she studied in Paris on a sabbatical in 1993 and 1994. She has presented papers on various international law topics at professional meetings and has published papers in law journals. Professor Earle is the president of the International Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Agusti, Filiberto : Steptoe & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, Washington, D.C.

Filiberto Agusti is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he has practiced law since 1978. He represents major business lenders, governments, equity investors, and other participants in complex international commercial financing and corporate acquisition transactions. These representations have included negotiation, structuring, and legal drafting in international project finance and privatization transactions, cross-border corporate acquisitions, international joint ventures, and financing facilities. Mr. Agusti has authored several articles for the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications in the corporate arena. He also is a frequent speaker on corporate and commercial finance issues at professional and industry seminars in the United States and abroad.Mr. Agusti was law clerk to Judge William H. Timbers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1977-78. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. form the University of Illinois in 1974.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to International Business.
2. International Law and Organizations.
3. The Resolution of International Disputes.

4. Sales Contracts and Excuses for Nonperformance.
5. The Documentary Sales and Terms of Trade.
6. The Carriage of Goods and the Liability of Air and Sea Carriers.
7. Bank Collections, Trade Finance, and Letters of Credit.

8. National Lawmaking Powers and the Regulation of U.S. Trade.
9. GATT Law and the World Trade Organization: Basic Principles.
10. Regulating Import Competition and Unfair Trade.
11. Laws Governing Access to Foreign Markets.
12. Imports, Customs, and Tariff Law.
13. North American Free Trade Law.
14. The European Union and Other Regional Trade Areas.
15. The Regulation of Exports.

16. International Marketing Law: Sales Representatives, Advertising, and Ethical Issues.
17. Licensing Agreements and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
18. Host-Country Regulation: Corporate Law, Taxation, and Currency Risk.
19. Political Risk: Nationalization, Expropriation, and Privatization.
20. Labor and Employment Discrimination Law.
21. Environmental Law.
22. Regulating the Competitive Environment.

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