European Union Business Law – 6647

Spring 2021

This course will prepare future lawyers to represent clients doing business in the 28 Member States of the European Union. Today, the European Union is, by far, the largest economic partner of the United States: it counts for one-third of the global trade. The European Union’s Common Commercial Policy makes the Commission of the E.U. the only Institution negotiating agreements with foreign countries on behalf of its 28 Member States, like the CETA with Canada (in force since September 2017) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership with the US, that has been replaced by a similar negotiation in July 2018. Attorneys and Companies’ General Counsels are more involved in strategic decisions made by American Enterprises operating abroad and a reasonable knowledge of the European Business Law will be required in the future.