Final exam


Final exam takes a whole day and it has three parts.

Written part


It starts with a written part when students work on two hypotheticals related to the following courses:
  • Introduction to International Business Law,
  • International Sale of Goods

You should refer to applicable laws that led you to the conclusion. It is an open book exam. You may use all study materials related to the above-mentioned courses, more specifically ppt slides distributed to support oral exam preparations and the text of the CISG. Handwritten notes, lecture notes, digests and books on case law shall not be used! Also, use of computers, tablets, smartphones and internet capable devices are strictly prohibited!

Thesis defense


The second part of the exam is the oral defense of the thesis when students summarize the most important observations, critics related to their thesis topic. Committee may ask questions and a conversations is formed around the thesis topic.

Colloquial part


The third part is the oral exam, a conversation formed around pre-listed topics related to courses on:
  • International Business Law
  • European Company Law
  • International Sale of Good

Upon entering the room, you pick one of the topic sheets (written side of the sheet faces down) – blind choice. You have max. 15 minutes to gather your thoughts before starting the exam. You may take notes. Oral exam is colloquial (after summarizing the topic you should answer to questions).

Topics for the oral exam:

  1. Sources and principles of international business law
  2. Settlement of disputes in international tribunals (WTO, ICSID)
  3. Settlement of disputes in municipal courts (jurisdiction, immunities, governing law)
  4. Carriage of goods by sea
  5. Law of bills of exchange, promissory notes and checks
  6. Letters of credit in international commerce
  7. ECJ case law related to freedom of establishment
  8. Company law directives in the EU
  9. CISG I.: Scope, interpretation, formation
  10. CISG II.: Standards for performance, obligations, risk, remedies