International Business Law in Practice


1 week

Day and time:

Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm

Next course: Starting date
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

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Department Psychology

From negotiations to dispute resolution - enriched with insights from behavioural sciences.

Doing this course was and is one of the best choices that I have made in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with my teachers and they managed to make very comlicated matter easily to digest.

The tutor’s dynamic ways of introducing, exploring and checking the subject in question and their applicability based on real-case scenarios made it enjoyable and fruitful. … The knowledge of the tutor, together with materials presented, and real cases evidences in court and in contract negotiations cases is very well discussed and analysed in class.

This course has two main unique features: first, it combines key areas of international commercial law, making it a self-contained course for international business transactions; and second, it is enriched with psychological insights into legal practice. The course is designed to provide a good understanding of international commercial transactions in practice, as well as to equip you with key skills required to manage these transactions.

It includes a significant amount of practical exercise, and focuses on:

  • International Commercial Litigation, including Conflict of Laws/Private International Law
  • English commercial courts’ reasoning.
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Negotiations and Contracts
  • Key legal systems and organisations influencing international business law (UK & US Legal Systems, UNCITRAL, Commercial Finance Association etc.)
  • International Commercial Finance: Cross-border Asset-Based Lending
  • Organisational Psychology: Individuals, Groups and Cultures

You will learn what can go wrong in cross-border commercial transactions; about tactics used in litigation (when disputes arise); and how to use this knowledge to negotiate deals and prevent disputes. This knowledge is also applicable to domestic commercial transactions.

At the end of this course you should understand well the process of negotiating and managing international commercial transactions with minimal dispute risks.

Tutoring: This course is taught by lawyers with international practice and teaching experience, and leading psychologists from our Department of Psychology - ranked in the top 100 of the world.

This course can be complemented with the Public Speaking and Presenting (5-day) course.

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Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - Saturday, 12 May 2018
Monday, 13 Aug 2018 - Friday, 17 Aug 2018

How to Apply

Please click on the date of the course you'd like to attend below. You'll be taken to Eventbrite, which is our booking system:

All enquiries can be sent to Teemu Toivainen at (020 7078 5468)


Cancellations up to 14 days before the course start date will incur a 20% cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non attendance, the full course fee will be charged.


  • 10% if you are taking two courses in consecutive weeks
  • 20% UK students
  • 25% UK Law & Society Association (UKLSA) Members
  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts



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