LLM English Law of International Sale of Goods

Module leader: Professor Nelson Enonchong

Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 2, Exam - 3hrs

Module description:

Sale of goods remains one of the central disciplines of commercial law and international sale of goods is the main channel through which international trade is conducted. English law plays an important role in governing international sales transactions, primarily in such sectors as trade in commodities. This module comprises some of the central aspects of English law of international sale of goods.

The module begins by discussing the relevance of general contract law to international sales law and the various contractual relationships in an international sale of goods transaction. The remaining part of the module will focus on the issues peculiar to international sales such as: the definition of a contract of international sale of goods; main types of sales contracts such CIF and FOB contracts; the role and function of bill of lading and other documents; passage of property and risk; remedies for breach of contract; impossibility of performance.

Seminar topics:

  • International Sale of Goods: Introduction and Background
  • The Implied Terms of Description and Quality
  • CIF Contracts
  • FOB Contracts
  • Carriage of Goods
  • Passage of Property and Risk
  • Remedies for Breach of Contract of International Sales
  • Impossibility of Performance


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