International Contract Law (ILV)


Course lecturer: iur.

 Maria Skof
Course numberM4.05170.23.171
Course codeIntCL
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

The students are familiar with the main sources of Austrian International Private Law.

On completion of the course the students will be able to:
describe the ranking of laws
explain how to find the law to be applied to a contract when two or more laws are conflicting with each other
read and draft contract clauses concerning international sales
They know the relationship between Austrian IPR and EC law
as well as the Consumer Acquis ("European contract law") and they are informed about the Commission´s ambitions to develop a more coherent European contract law.

The lecture provides a general overview of Austrian international private law and EC law. In class we will have a close look at the different sources of Austrian international private law. Students are introduced to the international sales law (the CISG) and the Rome I Regulation. The relationship between Austrian international private law and EC law (European contract law) is also covered.

Required literature: Huber, P./Mullis, A. (2007). The CISG, A New Textbook for Students and Practitioners. München: Sellier European law Publishers.
Other materials are provided on the e-campus.

For further reading:

Kadner Graziano, T. (2009). Comparative Contract Law: Cases, Materials and Exercises. Houndsmills: Palgrave MacMillan.

Benes, M. (2006). Austrian International Law: Roles of Conflict of Laws. Wien: Lexis Nexis.

Lecture, case studies, study of contract (clauses)