Fakultät Recht - Brunswick European Law School (BELS)

BELS International Program 2017 - 2 May to 23 June

International Investment Law   Prof. Dr. iur. W. Huck

Four legal frameworks for international investment: national, supranational, contractual, international; negotiations of international investment contracts: barriers, powers, constraints, corruption; investment vehicles and project contracts; investment in infrastructure (standard forms, FIDIC); development of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral investment treaties; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); cases.

Human Rights and International Economic Law   Prof. Dr. iur. W. Huck

Global health, tobacco control and trade liberalization; food security; “Trade for all” value-based new EU-trade strategy; guiding principles on business and human rights; sustainable development goals of the UN (2016); private companies and human rights; case studies.

Intellectual Property Law   Prof. Dr. jur. M. Pierson

During the past decades globalization of the economy has increased the demand for an efficient IP Law system with effect in all parts of the world. In view of this demand and the increasing importance of legal competence in this field the lecture is intended to provide an overview of the possibilities for the protection of Intellectual Property. Students will know the functionality of the international protection system and will be able to make a most appropriate avail of the protection possibilities given by the international system of IP Law.

International Trade Law I: Foreign Trade Law   Prof. Dr. iur. A. Rogmann, LLM (Murdoch)

Foreign trade law covers the rules to conduct trade between countries or groups of countries like the European Union. Core aspects of the lecture: Trade liberalisation and facilitation vs. trade restrictions (customs duties, quantitative restrictions, trade preferences, anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures), international and European export control law (Export Control Regimes, EU Dual-Use Regulation).

International Trade Law II: Customs Law   Prof. Dr. iur. A. Rogmann, LLM (Murdoch)

Customs law is enacted to control import and export of goods to levy customs duties and to implement non-tariff trade restrictions. Core aspects of the lecture: International customs law (especially Revised Kyoto Convention, Harmonised System, WTO customs valuation rules), customs law of the European Union (legal sources, core elements of customs legislation, customs debt and customs procedures).

International Business Law


Prof. Dr. jur. T. Zech, LL.M. (Miami)

The lecture will cover the following topics: international sales (CISG-rules), international (trade terms and their applications), international financing (financing of foreign trade, letters of credit).


International Tax Law


Prof. Dr. jur. T. Zech, LL.M. (Miami)

This lecture will offer insights into taxation rights and tax duties, relief of double taxation (national laws, double tax treaties (coverage of double tax treaties, provisions of the OECD-MC, methods of avoidance of double taxation), tax avoidance and tax evasion (transfer Pricing, thin capitalization, CFC-rules, licence agreements).


Introduction into WTO Law

  Dr. jur. K. Zelensa, LL.M.

The course will provide an overview of the institutional and legal components of world trade law.The focus will be set on trade in goods under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The participants will gain insights into the core aspects of the WTO dispute settlement procedure and the latest WTO case law.


Consumer Behaviour


Dr. R. García León

In the Consumer Behaviour lecture, the students will have a broad perspective about consumer behaviour in general, and about the analysis of consumption habits as a fundamental basis to make marketing and international investment decisions. Main topics of the lecture: Psychological Core, Social and Cultural Aspects, Process of Making Decisions and Global vs Local Consumer Behaviour.

International Business  

Dr. R. García León

In the International Business lecture, the students will be able to understand the dynamics of global business in a rapidly changing global economy.  Main topics of the lecture: Driving Forces for International Business, International Business Environment, International Strategy Development and Foreign Market Entry Strategy.


 Additional information:

  • All courses are in English
  • German Culture Class for all incomers
  • 336,23 € administrative fees (incl. student ticket for public transport, accommodation and living expenses not included)
  • Access to English databases (Oxford Journals, Kluwer, etc.)
  • Tours of the city and region (e.g. medieval/ Renaissance towns of Brunswick and Goslar, and World Heritage Site Bibliotheca Augusta at Wolfenbuettel)
  • Insights into the German legal system (visits to the district court and city administration)
  • Applications are requested via email to anne.stein@ostfalia.de, deadline: 31 January 2017


Ms Anne Stein
Phone-Nr.: +49-5331-939 33 0 70 (9:00 to 12:00 A.M. German time)

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