On April 19, 2012, the School of Law of the University of Zaragoza host an International Conference devoted to the study of key Issues on Business Law. This Conference deal with some of the topics that will be developed in the class "Key Issues on International Business Law".
Conferenciantes y profesoras encargadas de la nueva asignatura junto al Decano,
el día de la conferencia que reunió a más de 100 estudiantes
KEY ISSUES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW
PROFs. ALCÁZAR, FACH and PALÁ
LAW SCHOOL ZARAGOZA. ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013
This course is offered to Law and DADE students who seek to better understand the core aspects of current International Business Law.
This course relies heavily on student participation. Therefore, students will take an exam on legal English during the first class and those who do not pass it, will be able to cancel the course registration in the secretariat of the Law School.
Readings and additional course materials will be available through Moodle. Students should work on the documents in advance and print out the required materials prior to coming to class. Assignments must be properly completed on time.
The course grade will be based on the following criteria: 40% class participation and assignments; 60%final exam.
Students with a legitimate reason for missing a class should contact the professors by e-mail prior to the class with as much notice as possible.
Professors can be reached under the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course consists of three parts, each of which deals with the following topics:
I. Company Law. Prof. Palá: This part aims to develop students knowledge and understanding of the purposes of Company Law in a European and national context. It will equip students with the knowledge of the legislation regulating companies and the leading cases on Company Law and provide opportunities for students to develop critical skills in these areas.
Class 1: Sources of Company Law: National Law. European Law.
Class 2: Types of Companies: Public/private companies. Single member companies. Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Class 3: Formation procedures: stakes and shares; annual general meeting. Deed of incorporation, By-laws, Registration in the Mercantile Register. Partners’ and shareholders’ Rights. Division of power between directors and general meeting. Types of annual general meetings and adoption of decisions.
Class 4: Corporate Governance. Organizational arrangements. The board of directors. Main rules on corporate governance.
Class 5: Structural changes. Mergers, Divisions, Total assignment of assets.
II. Labour Law. Prof. Alcázar: Developing Labour Law issues related to International Business Law will allow students to understand the great importance of negotiation at all levels and, mainly, on an industrial conflict framework.
Class 1: Trade unions and employers' associations.
Class 2: Collective bargaining.
Class 3: Employee representation in the enterprise.
Class 4: Industrial conflicts and negotiation.
Class 5: Social dialogue in Europe
III. Global Business Law. Prof. Fach: This part will guide students in developing a better understanding of key institutions on Global Business Law. Successful transnational litigation in this field requires an expertise on foreign legal systems.
Class 1: Main Characteristics of Common Law.
Class 2: Class Actions.
Class 3: Forum non Conveniens.
Class 4: Discovery.
Class 5: Punitive Damages.
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Katia Fach Gómez
She teaches Private International Law, International Arbitration and International Business Transactions at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Additionally, she has lectured at numerous European and Latin American Universities (i.e., Germany, France, Czech Republic, México, Brazil, Guatemala, Chile,
She graduated summa cum laude in Zaragoza, holds a European Ph.D. summa cum laude in international environmental law, and an LL.M. summa cum laude from Fordham University. She was Adjunct Professor at Fordham University (NY), Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School (NY), and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Max-Planck-Institut (Germany).
Member of various European, national and regional Research Projects and author of several books and book chapters, her articles have appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed law reviews, such as Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy, Law and Business Review of the Americas, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftprivatrecht and Swiss Yearbook of Private International Law. Admitted to the Spanish bar, she has been involved in many international litigation and arbitration cases and frecuently chairs panels at the Consumer Arbitration Court of Zaragoza.
Reyes Palá Laguna.
Graduate at the Faculty of Law of the University Zaragoza (1990). Ph. Doctorate with Honors (UZ Ph. Award, 1995, "Premio Extraordinario"), Professor of Commercial Law (since 1997) at the Faculty of Law of UZ. Deputy Director of the Business Law Department UZ.
She has been Deputy Dean (2001.2002) at the Zaragoza Faculty of Law and Deputy Director of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV 2002-2005), and since 2007 Chairmen of Arbitration Court of the Aragon County Governement.
She has been researcher (during 2 years) at the Université de Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne), the London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1993), the Gent Faculty of Law (1992) and the TCD (2009). Visiting Professor at the Dublin Trinity College School of Law (2010) . Member of several Law and Finances Research projects since 1990. Member of the Board of Editors of the Revista de Derecho del Mercado de Valores (Securities Law Review) and permament member of the Companies Law Review and the Insolvency Law Review. National Reporter for the XVIIth. Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Washington, 2010). Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (2010), Director of four Ph thesis under realization (on electronic payments, late payment in commercial transactions, pension schemes and foundations as enterpreneurs)
Author of more than 50 publications on Companies Law, Securities Law, Commercial Law and Comparative Law.
Sara Alcázar Ortiz
At present she is full professor at the Labour Law Department in the Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza. She has been the Managing Director of “Pabellón de Aragón 2008, S.A.”, public enterprise of the regional Government of Aragón (Spain) created to organize the representation and activities developed for the regional Government at the International Exposition Zaragoza 2008. Commissioner-Director of the “Pabellón de Aragón” (Aragon Pavilion) at the International Exposition Zaragoza 2008 (Zaragoza, 14/06-14/09-2008). She has been working as lawyer in the Cuatrecasas Law firm and in the Garrigues Law firm and Tax Assesor as the Labor Law Department Manager. She graduated in B.A. in Law (University of Zaragoza) and Corporation Law: Labour Law and Social Security in the E.C. and Spain, and M.A. Specialization on Labour Law and Social Security, and M.B.A. in Human Resources and Business Administration. She has been researcher of the Universities of La Rioja and Zaragoza (Spain), Pisa, Bari, Roma Tre (Italy) and Bremen (Germany). She was the Spanish representative in the CONPRI III PROJECT Training in Social Dialogue in Europe, European Comission, Brussels (June-December, 1999). She has participated in seminars and courses on Negotiations, Labour Law and Labour Security and Hazard prevention and European and International Law. She has obteined several research awards and has been invited lecturer to national and international seminars and conferences.