Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title European and International Business Law
Course unit code 025027050108
Language of instruction Deutsch
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Wilhelm WACHTER, Alexander WITTWER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Private Business Law, Business Law

Course content


Principles of European law/legal system of the EU

The four fundamental freedoms (free movement of goods, capital, people and services)

European   consumer law

Private International Law

UN Sales Law

Differences in business law of major trading partners, particularly Germany, Switzerland, Common Law (UK, USA) and France

Particularly important international matters, for example International trade transactions, securities, products liability, sales contracts, intellectual property


Learning outcomes



  • Students know the main sources of European and International law
  • Students know the European institutions and understand their composition


  • Students understand the process by which European laws and regulations are converted into national law


  • Students can refer to selected European sources in their initial assessment of legal claims and argue respectively
  • Students use their knowledge of European law to make management decisions, e.g. the assessment of location advantages or marketing strategies



  • Students analyse legal problems and are able to decide when legal assistance is needed.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, exercises, case study analysis

Assessment methods and criteria

Comprehensive written examination, 90 minutes



Recommended or required reading

Gildeggen/Waldburger, Internationale Handelsgeschäfte, 5. Auflage

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)