Asian Business Law

Aim of the course

Asian trading partners have become more and more important in the globalized economy. However, many western companies are still unfamiliar with the specificities of the Asian and especially Chinese markets. The newly offered specialization course, which will be taught in English, is designed to give participants the understanding of the regulatory and legal characteristics of Asia's key markets and thus better assess opportunities and risks.

  • Module 1: Institutional & Structural Framework
  • Module 2: Country Specific Legal Aspects of Trade and Investment

The first module deals with basic questions of cross-border issues when dealing with Asia. Beside economic and legal challenges, issues relating to the protection of investments and cross-border finance as well as the importance of free trade agreements are discussed. Furthermore, the "One Belt One Road initiative" and possible investment and trading structures will be examined.

The second module deals with country-specific legal aspects of trade and investment. The focus will be on the following countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

The specialization can also be attended as a certification (CAS) course.

Modul 1: Institutional & Structural Framework Dauer Kreditpunkte
  • Asian Trade & Investment Background
    • Economic and Infrastructure Economic Policy
    • Major Free Trade Agreements
    • Investment Protection
  • One Belt One Road Initiative
  • Trade and Investment Structures
    • Government-to-government grants
    • Export credit models (e.g. buyer credits & supplier credits)
    • EPC+F structure (engineering, procurement and construction plus financing)
    • Investment through equity interests
    • Joint Ventures
    • Public Private Partnership model (PPP), especially BOT, BTO, BOO, ROT
70 Lektionen 10 ECTS
Modul 2: Country Specific Legal Aspects of Trade and Investment Dauer Kreditpunkte
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kasachstan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
60 Lektionen 9 ECTS

The specialization courses are only offered with a sufficient number of participants.