European Community Law and Business Implications

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Community Law and Business Implications

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Studies, Legal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BLAW 210 or its equivalents

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is essentially a capstone on business education, incorporating all principles of prior business courses and applying these elements to practical, real-life models through assigned case analysis.

    To make the student keenly aware of the importance of the European Court of Justice in the business environment. The Court?s decisions affect significantly all areas of company activity. Knowledge of the Court?s role, scope, and judgments is indispensable for the European executive.

    The course is developed through lectures and case studies. Will be covered in class :

    - Competition : United Brands
    - Monopoly : Continental Can
    - Free Trade : Parma Ham
    - Environment : Danish Throw-Away Bottles
    - Gender discrimination : Lisa Grant
    - Pensions : Barber
    - Trademark : Silhouette
    - Intercountry TV Advertising : De Agostini
    - Education : Humbel
    - Mergers : Air France
    - Cross Border Employment : Luxembourg Doctors
    - Taxation : Schumacker

    TEXT :
    This course is composed exclusively of cases decided by the European Union court of Justice covering the broad spectrum of the daily business activity in the European Union. As new landmark decisions are taken, cases are added or deleted.

    Common Market, Maastricht and Amsterdam Treaties.

    The final grade will be made up of class participation (20%), a mid-term examination (20%),
    and a final examination (60%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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