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Financing International Transactions

This program is designed for legal, business and accounting professionals from law firms, corporations, banking institutions, insurance companies and other legal and financial institutions engaged in transactions in the international market. Presentations and exercises are aimed at assisting participants to understand the practical legal aspects of cross-border financing. Participants in the course will gain a broad array of knowledge and skills for advising clients in raising capital for international transactions. Participants will gain knowledge in specialized areas and will also focus on the elements of an international financial deal. The program will use analyses, case studies, simulations and other exercises to reinforce classroom presentations.

Sample Program Topics

Raising capital in U.S. markets, investing capital in U.S. commercial markets, currency risks, government immunities, exchange controls, cross –border credit and insolvency, collateral packages, letters of credit, private and international banking, U.S. securities law and regulation of international financings, the role of taxes in international business decisions, EU capital markets, European monetary union, simulation of an international financial transaction, and research at the library and online using computer-based legal research.

Financing International Transactions is offered every third year in rotation with two other specialized programs: The Global Trading System: Substance and Dispute Resolution (offered in 2016) and Structuring an International Joint Venture (offered in 2015). The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the specialized programs.

Instructors

The Financing International Transactions program draws law school faculty from the University of California at Davis and includes outstanding legal practitioners and business experts representing major California firms that perform international legal work.

When

This course will be offered for two weeks in August, 2017. Financing International Transactions is offered every third year in rotation with two other specialized programs: Structuring International Joint Ventures (offered in August 2015) and The Global Trading System (offered in August 2016). The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the specialized programs.

Where

Classes are held at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Fees

  • Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150

  • Academic Tuition: Fee to be announced.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Certificates and Credits

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.

  • Four quarter units of academic credit may be applied toward the part-time Summer LL.M. in International Commercial Law and/or the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.

Deadline to Apply

We strongly recommend enrolling by June 15 or earlier to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four to six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (students, business or tourist).

How to Apply

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