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This six-week course titled Doing Business in Europe is the second in a series of three exploring some of the main business aspects of European Union law. Besides providing learners with a sound knowledge base of European laws and regulations relevant to establishing and managing a company within the European Union, the course also explores business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the course discusses strategic and financial considerations within Company law, as well as Labour law issues such as restructuring enterprises, working conditions and handling crises situations. The course also examines other legal areas such as Tax law, Environmental law and Private International law, and how they tie in to doing business in Europe. At the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to: · Understand the relevant regulations governing the internal European Union market · Establish and run a company within the European Union · Employ staff and recognize workers’ rights and obligations · Comply with tax regulations and environmental standards · Set up agreements and resolve cross-border disputes · Successfully analyse EU case law and draft case reports About the Series The Lund series in European Business Law ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on specialized areas of European Union law. The first course, Understanding the Fundamentals, examines the core structures and principles of the European Union. The third and final course, Competing in Europe, goes into depth concerning how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. All three courses can be taken independently or in sequence depending on your needs and preferences. To keep up to speed on the course series, visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/eblmooc/ Syllabus and Format Each course consists of a number of modules where one module represents about one week of work. A module includes a number of lectures and readings, and finishes with an assessment – a quiz or a peer graded assignment. The assessments are intended to encourage learning and ensure that you understand the material of the course. Participating in forum discussions is voluntary. Course I - Understanding the Fundamentals Module 1. Introduction Module 2. Legal Method and Sources Module 3. Constitutional Freedoms and Fundamental principles Module 4. Freedom of Movement Module 5. The External Dimension Course II - Doing Business in Europe Module 1. Making Business Transactions Module 2. Establishing a Company Module 3. Employing and Working in Europe Module 4. Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards Module 5. Case Clinic Module 6. Resolving Cross-border Disputes Course III - Competing in Europe Module 1. Trademarks as essential Assets Module 2. Defending Patents Module 3. Competition: Illegal Agreements Module 4. Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers Module 5. Legal Writing and Argumentation Module 6. Selling to the State and State Aid Lund University Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centers and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. The Faulty of Law is one of Lund University’s four original faculties, dating back to 1666. It is a modern faculty with an international profile, welcoming both international and Swedish students. Education, research and interaction with the surrounding community are the main focus of the Faculty’s work. The connection between the three is particularly apparent in the programmes and courses offered by the university, including the university’s MOOC course in European Business Law. The students get the chance to engross themselves in traditional legal studies, while interacting with both researchers and professionally active lawyers with qualifications and experience from various areas of law. The faculty offers three international Masters: two 2-year Master’s programmes in International Human Rights Law and European Business Law, and a 1-year Master’s in European and International Tax Law. Students from around 40 countries take part in the programmes which offer a unique subject specialization within each field, with highly qualified researchers and professional legal practitioners engaged in the teaching. The Master’s programme in European Business Law provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union. The programme provides both general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework, which is necessary for students intending to work as legal advisors or business decision-makers. The programme is delivered in English and is open to students with at least a three year degree in Law (Bachelor, LL.B, or equivalent) who want to specialise in European economic and business law. The MOOC course in European Business Law is a great course to start with for students intending to apply for the Master’s programme in European Business Law. Even though the MOOC course does not grant credits previous knowledge of the subject is considered upon admission to the master’s programme. For more information about the Master’s programme in European Business Law see https://www.law.lu.se/#!meb...
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Making Business Transactions

The first module examines general business considerations as well as specific legal areas that are relevant when establishing and managing a company. It examines the complexities that arise when contracts have international components and the benefits of collaborating with middlemen. It concludes by considering contracts of transportation and its relationship with sale contracts. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 77 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Strategic Choices13m
Contractual Arrangements in Europe10m
General International Sales Conditions8m
Operating through Middlemen12m
Transportation and Insurance10m
A Practitioner's View-Anders Steen16m
Reading7 readings
Course Instructions10m
Synopsis10m
Strategic Choices10m
Contractual Arrangements in Europe10m
General International Sales Conditions10m
Operating through Middlemen10m
Transportation and Insurance10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Making Business Transactions20m

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2 hours to complete

Establishing a Company

The second module examines the foundations of company theory and the agency theory. It looks into the distinction between a company’s internal/external relations, as well as public/private corporations. Finally, the module examines the harmonisation of company law on a EU level, including company law directives as well as the effect of the free-movement/establishment provisions on national company laws. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Fundamental Company Law Concepts2m
The European Framework for Company Law10m
Running a Company9m
Company Governance and Control9m
A Practitioner's View-Mikael Wahlgren14m
Reading5 readings
Developing a Strategy10m
Fundamental Company Law Concepts10m
The European Framework for Company Law10m
Running a Company10m
Company Governance and Control10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Establishing a Company20m

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3 hours to complete

Employing and Working in Europe

The third module places Labour law within a wider EU framework. It explores the important relationship between the internal market, the fundamental freedoms and national Labour law regulations. It focuses on the freedom to provide services, the freedom of establishment and the right to collective action. It also goes into further detail about how Labour law regulates employment rights and Equality law....
Reading
7 videos (Total 81 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Restructuring Enterpises and Information7m
Equality Law14m
Flexible Working Conditions8m
Freedom to Provide Services14m
Crisis4m
A Practitoner's View-Jenny Welander Wadström19m
Reading5 readings
Introduction10m
Restructuring of Enterprises10m
Equality Law10m
Flexible Working Conditions10m
Freedom to Provide Services10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Employing and Working in Europe20m

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Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards

The fourth module covers Tax and Environmental law issues within the framework of doing business in Europe. It describes the EU law principles on the area of tax and the conditions that need to be fulfilled by national taxation measures to comply with EU law. The module includes a final lecture on Environmental law and how its provisions depending on the situation might both create barriers to trade and/or enhance economic prosperity....
Reading
7 videos (Total 57 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Regulating taxation in the EU7m
Indirect Taxation8m
Direct Taxation8m
Complying with Environmental Standards8m
Identifying Environmental Standards7m
A Practitoner's View- Tonie Persson9m
Reading6 readings
Tax Law Policy10m
Regulating Taxation in the EU10m
Indirect taxation10m
Direct Taxation10m
Complying with Environmental Standards10m
Identifying Environmental Standards10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards20m
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By CJApr 2nd 2017

Extremely well prepared, interesting material and great teachers.

By VPJan 23rd 2018

Learned a lot about the legal status of business in Europe.

Instructors

Julian Nowag

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law

Hans Henrik Lidgard

Senior Professor
Faculty of Law

Xavier Groussot

Pro Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law

Mia Rönnmar

Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law

Cécile Brokelind

Professor
Department of Business Law

Sanja Bogojevic

Associate Professor
Faculty of law

Michael Bogdan

Senior Professor
Faculty of Law

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. ...

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  • The learners are not required to purchase a textbook since all readings will be provided online. All reading materials are free and will be available to use for the duration of the course.

  • At the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to:

    · Understand the relevant regulations governing the internal European Union market

    · Establish and run a company within the European Union

    · Employ staff and recognize workers’ rights and obligations

    · Comply with tax regulations and environmental standards

    · Set up agreements and resolve cross-border disputes

    · Successfully analyse EU case law and draft case reports

  • The course staff will participate in the discussion forum and welcome questions and comments. We encourage the learners to be active and engaged, interacting with other participants and sharing ideas.

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