International Trade

International trade law mirrors the multifaceted forms of international trade. It can be simple and straightforward. Yet, even in simple cases the hidden background needs proper mastering (experience shows that often rules apply that none of the parties thought of at the time of contract drafting). International trade law is sometimes extremely complex. Economically efficient trade requires sometimes serious structuring using the advantages of our global world. International trade contracts require proper risk management and application of the “art of contract drafting”.

Trade contracts often touch several areas and multiple sources of law, e.g.

  • commercial law, contract law, intellectual property law, license law, franchise law;
  • mandatory law such as antitrust law, export control, exchange control law;
  • customs structuring (a field which the actors in international transactions sometimes tend to overlook), corporate structuring, taxation;
  • international treaties, European law, public international law;
  • private international law, international procedural law, arbitration.