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LLM International Economic Law

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Postgraduate Studies at Warwick Law School ................................. 3 LLM in International Economic Law................................................ 4 Programme Structure ...................................................................... 5 Module Information ........................................................................ 8 Academic Information ................................................................... 16 Student Feedback ........................................................................... 24

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The University
Warwick University is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the United Kingdom. The Law School at Warwick is also consistently regarded as one of the leading law schools in the UK, achieving top scores for its scholarship, the quality of its teaching and its overall facilities.

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he University is the base for several national research centres, including the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), the Centre for Rights Equality and Diversity (CRED) and the United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE). Warwick is acknowledged by the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as a leading provider of research training in the social sciences.

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Warwick Law School
Postgraduate legal education plays a central role in the life of the Law School. Our approach is internationally recognised as innovative and has achieved the highest ratings at the national level. Our approach to legal education is contextual, critical and global. Our teaching, as well as providing students with a solid foundation in the technical aspects of the law, examines law and legal institutions within a wider context. It encourages students to consider the social, economic, political and philosophical dimensions of the law. This wider perspective enables students to develop a critical understanding of the role of law, thus providing them with the necessary tools to understand, promote and respond to legal change in the private and public sectors and in the global arena. Given prevailing global conditions our contextual approach necessarily involves making students aware of developments beyond the narrow confines of individual nation states. The Law School has extensive experience in developing networks and building professional links. Members of staff teaching on our programmes have vast experience in their respective fields and many are engaged in collaborative research with academic institutions worldwide, assisting governments, advising international organizations and participating in the work of NGOs. These activities greatly contribute towards enhancing the learning environment of our postgraduate students.

The Postgraduate Community
Warwick Law School has a vibrant and stimulating postgraduate community with students drawn from over 30 countries. It consists of over 100 students, lawyers and non-lawyers, from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing lawyers, government officials, judges, members of national and international NGOs, young academics and officials from international organisations. Experience has shown that many of our students develop long lasting friendships across national boundaries, and maintain their international links throughout their professional careers long after completing their studies at Warwick. Postgraduate Study at Warwick Law School is exciting, challenging and rewarding.



LLM in International Economic Law
Programme Objectives The object of this programme is to offer a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy. It examines both the wider issues of governance of the world economy and the specific legal issues arising from various types of international business transactions.



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International Economic Law

Through the Core Module and optional modules, the International Economic Law programme considers at the macro-level the legal implications of the changing roles of international economic institutions in the global and regional (European Union, North American Free Trade Agreement) contexts. At the micro-level, students examine legal aspects of corporate governance and the various forms of international business transactions from the simple international sales contract to more complex arrangements such as joint ventures and project finance. A special concern is to explain the interplay between international and national regulatory frameworks, which is fundamental to an understanding of the globalisation of economic law.

Programme Structure:
Students taking the LLM in International Economic Law will be required to complete the following: • A twenty week International Economic Law Core Module which will run during both the first and second terms of the programme. • All students will be required to select four optional modules, two of which must be from the following: Broadcasting and Telecommunications Regulation Comparative Competition Law Corporate Law and Economic Activity European Union Law International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (ICG&FR Core Module) International Aspects of International Trade and the World Trade Organisation International Banking and Securities Regulation International Corporate Finance International Intellectual Property Law and Policy Issues in the Taxation of International Business Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions Legal Aspects of International Investment and Transnational Corporations International Environmental Law International Labour Law Corporate Social Responsibility International Insolvency and Restructuring The Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions (Each optional module runs for the period of one academic term. Please note that not all options will be offered every year.) • Students must also undertake the Legal Research and Writing Skills Module and complete a supervised research dissertation of 8,000 – 10,000 words. Students can, if they wish, select one or two of their modules either from those offered by the other LLM programmes, or from the non-law modules listed below. With special authorisation from the Director of the programme, students can also select their additional modules from any other postgraduate programme offered by a department within the faculty of Social Studies.

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Non-Law Optional Modules:
Below is a list of alternative optional modules taught by other departments, which are approved for all of our LLM Programmes; students are permitted to take these modules after consultation with their personal tutor and with the approval of the relevant programme director. • An Introduction to Islamic Law • Concepts and Theories in International Security

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• Democratisation and Development • European Integration • Explanation in Social Science • Gender Analysis and Development Practice • Gender, Imperialism and International Development • Global Finance • Globalisation, Governance and Development • International Business • International Political Economy (module is only available to International Economic Law students) • International Relations of Pacific Asia • Issues in Democratisation • New Security Challenges • The Politics of International Trade • Transformation of East and Central Europe • Transformation of the Soviet Union

Who should apply?
The International Economic Law degree is aimed at lawyers who work or intend to work as members of international or national law firms, as advisors to government departments, or as legal officers in international organizations or NGOs. Several of our students are legal academics or pursue a career as legal academics upon completing our degree. The International Economic Law degree also caters for graduates from other disciplines - economics, political science, development studies and international relations. Indeed, on average, some 10% of our annual intake is made up of non-lawyers. Students are normally required to have at least an upper second class honours degree in law or its equivalent from their home country. Students with good lower second class honours degree or equivalent and those with practical and other relevant experience may also be admitted in appropriate circumstances. Those whose first degree is not in law may be admitted if the School of Law is satisfied that they will be able to complete the proposed programme.

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CORE MODULES: International Economic Law Core Module From an international economic law perspective, two features characterise the current process of globalisation: restructuring of international institutions and the erosion of the traditional boundaries between public and private international law. The first half of this course offers a critical overview of these developments. In this respect it concentrates, in particular, on developing an understanding of the various regulatory frameworks, formal and informal, that govern international economic relations. In addition, it places emphasis on the interpenetration between national and international law and upon the cultural, political and economic aspects that influence the resolution of international economic disputes. The second half of the course examines the international legal process by focusing mainly on the decisions of domestic and international courts and international commercial disputes, particularly in the US, UK and EU. The following particular topics are covered: • Principles of legislative and judicial jurisdiction; • The Bretton Weeds Institutions; • Choice of forum; • Recognition and enforcement of judgements; • State immunity; • Act of state; • International judicial assistance and arbitration; • Choice of law and legislative jurisdiction; • Prevention of corruption.

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Optional Modules
Legal Research and Writing Skills Core Module The Legal Research and Writing Skills module is a core component of the taught LLM programme. It is designed primarily to prepare students for the research and writing requirements associated with the dissertation element of the LLM programme. Students will also find it useful in relation to other independent research and writing tasks encountered during the course of the programme. The aim of the module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct research and write an academic dissertation of approximately the same length as a law review article (i.e. 8,000-10,000 words). The topics covered include: • Identification of suitable research issues; • Formulation of appropriate research questions; • Location, evaluation and use of relevant information sources; • Critical analysis of literature relevant to a chosen research topic; • Structuring an essay; • Writing academic English;

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• Development of sustained written arguments.



OPTIONAL MODULES: Broadcasting and Telecommunications Regulation This module introduces students to contemporary issues affecting the policy and legal regulation of broadcasting and telecommunications. The trend towards the globalisation of communications and technological convergence raises issues for regulation at national, regional and international levels. An underlying theme of this module is how current changes in broadcasting and telecommunications affect fundamental rights to receive and impart information. Specific topics covered include: an examination of the rationales for the regulation of the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors; the regulatory framework and institutions, regulatory issues raised by new communications technologies and convergence; the political context of the ownership and control of communications technologies; competition law and regulation; the tension between economic and cultural goals; the nature and role of public broadcasting; and, regulation in a global economy, the setting of international standards and the role of international institutions. Comparative Competition Law This module examines competition law from the comparative perspective of laws operating in the United States and the European Community. An emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the economic principles and political objectives which guide the interpretation and enforcement of these laws. Specific topics will be studied within the general themes of the legal framework, institutions and approaches to the regulation of specific anti-competitive conduct and merger regulation. The operation of these competition laws will be examined within the context of the global economy, specifically: the extraterritorial reach of competition laws; the co-ordination of international investigations through bilateral and multilateral enforcement agreements, and attempts to harmonise competition law enforcement through a ‘global competition law’. Corporate Law and Economic Activity This module focuses on the role of corporate law in facilitating economic activity in both the developed and developing world context. The course is divided into three parts. Part I examines the role of central aspects of corporate legal regimes in the functioning of an advanced market economy. In particular, it looks at the economic impact of separate legal personality and limited liability, the separation of share ownership from managerial power and control of the company as well as the role of directors’ duties and shareholder minority protection rights in generating economic growth. Using the insights from Part I, Part II of the module looks at the development

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of corporate law, particularly to the development of corporate structures, board organisation, minority protection rights, accounting/reporting requirements and the need for internal and external financing. Part III of the course focuses on corporate control issues looking at transactional aspects of the market for corporate control in advanced economies. In particular, it looks at practical issues in takeovers, M&As, LBOs and MBOs. European Union Law European Union Law introduces students to the European Union and its place in the world system. The EU is characterised as a supranational organisation and why this should be so is a key theme in the module. The constitutional and administrative framework to create the Union is introduced and the powers of the Commission and national governments to shape the Union are explored. The role of the Court of Justice in establishing the fundamental principles of law that enabled the depth and breadth of development of the legal system are considered. The forging and regulation of the single internal market is examined to see how it has been a catalyst for European integration. This will then take us to consider the EU as a world player in its relations with the WTO and the UN and will focus on the response of the EU to the activities of these organisations.

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International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (ICG&FR Core Module) The core module focuses on the rules and principles of corporate law and financial regulation, and their application to emerging market jurisdictions such as Asia, Africa and Latin America. This module will examine issues such as, directors’ duties and board composition, insider trading, protection of minority shareholders, institutional shareholder activism, internal controls and auditing, creditors’ rights and private equity and venture capital. International Aspects of International Trade and the World Trade Organisation This module examines the theoretical and policy framework of international trade and the role of law in the international trading system with particular reference to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It explores the issues underlying the tension between unilateralism and multilateralism, as well as the conflict between liberalisation and protectionism. It also assesses the bearing that globalization is having on the international trading system and examines the links between international trade and development. Finally, it seeks to understand the relationship between national legal systems and international trade rules. The module begins by examining the concepts of free trade and fair trade. It then considers the following topics: the evolution of the international regulation of international trade; contemporary debates about trade; investment

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and development; the structure and functions of the WTO and the Dispute Settlement Understanding; unfair trade – dumping and subsidies; the managements of free trade – official and unofficial safeguards; economic sanctions and the international trading system, and protectionism in the agricultural sector. International Banking and Securities Regulation The aim of the module will be to analyse the recent developments in the international financial markets and the problematic role of banking regulation within it. Beginning with an analysis of UK and EC models of banking regulation, the module will proceed with the analysis of specific issues, such as the development of mortgage backed securitisation in the US and its impact on reducing the competitiveness of commercial lending institutions. Particular attention is given to the development of the European commercial and derivatives markets. Students will be expected to work from source materials such as statutes, administrative rulings and directives, as well as case law. International Corporate Finance The course explores how deals are done using an academic as well as practical perspective. This results in the student developing an understanding of the core considerations involved as to debt and equity, soft or hard control mechanisms, uses of loans, bonds, structured products, loans, and security. The course explores the role of venture capital and private equity funds, as well as traditional vehicles such as company to company mergers and acquisitions using investment bank and commercial bank funding. The relevant securities law issues are reviewed as well as issues of remedies for breaches of contract and director liability for misfeasance, fraud, and other offences. A US as well as UK point of view, applicable to all market, in various degrees, is emphasized. International Intellectual Property Law and Policy This module is designed to introduce students to the framework of intellectual property from an international perspective. The first part of the module examines the political economy of intellectual property in the context of the production and use of knowledge and information in the global economy. It focuses particularly on recent moves towards international harmonisation of intellectual property protection and enforcement. The second part of the module studies specific forms of intellectual property (i.e. patents, copyright, trade marks and design rights). It analyses contemporary developments in intellectual property through detailed case studies (e.g. patenting of biotechnological “inventions”). The final part of the module examines problems associated with the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the international arena.

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Issues in the Taxation of International Business This module considers national and international approaches to taxation in the context of changing patterns of global trade and development. It looks at the economic and political aims underlying the choice of fiscal policy in a variety of contexts and seeks to demonstrate the reactive nature of much current tax legislation. Particular issues of current importance in the international field are addressed, such as the tax treaty system, tax havens and transfer pricing. Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions This module aims to provide students with a firm grasp of the legal principles underpinning the main forms of international business transactions. It also enables students to gain an awareness of the development and contemporary significance of various forms of international business transactions in the context of international economic activity, as well as an understanding of the legal and regulatory problems raised by contemporary developments in international business practice. Topics covered include: exchange controls, transfer pricing and letters of credit; methods of infrastructure development and project finance; privatisation, liberalisation and deregulation; corporate and contractual forms; mergers and acquisitions; commodity agreements and international cartels, and international business dispute resolution. Legal Aspects of International Investment and Transnational Corporations The course will address the law of international investment and how it affects transnational corporations. Key areas include: the international law of foreign direct investment, corporate governance and finance, international financial regulation and the problems of corporate fraud, market abuse and money laundering. The scope of the multi-national enterprise and the law of conglomerates will be covered. Special reference will be from the perspective of the EU, UK and US legal systems. Other area emphasised will be the privatisation process, cross border mergers and acquisitions (joint ventures, etc.) and the arbitration of commercial and investment disputes. An important aspect of this will be regulatory competition and harmonisation will be explored. The impact of globalisation and economic integration on corporate law systems and governance will be analysed. Other issues addressed will be the emerging international law of corporate governance and influence of international human rights law and norms on corporate governance strategies and management.

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International Environmental Law The module examines the development of International and European Environmental law in the context of the market economy. Key concepts such as sustainable development and the polluter pays principle are examined and critically assessed. The efficacy of environmental rights and the problems of the global economy are explained. The module adopts an institutional approach to international environmental regulation. The role of the World Bank and IMF are assessed in terms of their policies on the environment. There is a problem based approach to the subject including case studies of Genetically Modified Organisms, the debate about Global Warming and Climate Change post the Stern Report. The protection of European Habitats and Species Directives are examined as part of an assessment of the contribution of the European Union to the protection of the environment. Problems of marine conservation in the Barrier Reef are also assessed as a means of protection of the marine environment. International Labour Law This module explores the development of social rights and labour law in globalised labour markets, with particular attention to international standard setting through the ILO. This includes consideration of the fundamental values which underlie the framework for regulation at the supra-national level, from the Declaration of Philadelphia to the modern day. The institutional framework of the ILO is evaluated by reference to its effectiveness in delivering and monitoring international labour standards and rights. There is an assessment of the international ILO conventions and recommendations introduced since 1919, with focus on the trend towards identifying a set of so-called “core labour standards”. A variety of specific issues are examined in the context of the ILO’s “decent work” initiatives -- including the right to work, regulation of working hours, prohibition of discrimination in employment, and protections against unjustified dismissal. There is a brief consideration of the work of regional standard-setting and monitoring arrangements beneath the umbrella of the ILO -- including the work of the Council of Europe, and labour market issues arising in contexts such as ASEAN, MERCOSUR, and NAFTA. Finally, there is an examination of modern standard-setting activity, reform of Labour Law in developing economies, and the challenge of “corporate social responsibility” to traditional approaches aimed at improving the quality of work in increasingly globalised labour markets. Corporate Social Responsibility Corporations today enjoy tremendous social (as well as economic) power, as they shape the quality of our working lives, our choices as consumers, our natural environment and even our rights as citizens. Major transnational corporations in particular influence – and

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frequently constrain – the actions of elected governments. Such power has unsurprisingly been matched by increasing calls for greater corporate social responsibility. This module aims to foster awareness and understanding of movements towards corporate social responsibility, nationally, in Europe and globally. It applies a critical approach to the role of corporations, going beyond adherence to legal rules and beyond ad hoc philanthropy to embedding best practice in daily business activity. The power dynamic between corporations and states in the modern global economy will be examined, with reference to issues of human rights and sustainable development. As civil society, represented by NGOs, presses business to be more accountable and transparent, the topical issue of social and environmental auditing and reporting will be studied. NGOs and stakeholders as an inescapable management priority in all major corporations will also be highlighted. International Insolvency and Restructuring The aim of this module is to analyse the different aspects of the insolvency and/or debt restructuring of corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities from an international perspective. The course would enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics, techniques and mechanisms to deal with these three different types of insolvencies/ restructurings and discover innovative trends in a continuous developing area. The course will have a transactional focus with actual case studies and will also analyse general principles of international financing techniques. Some topics covered include: access to the capital markets; UNCITRAL’s model law on cross-border insolvencies; out-of-court workouts and ‘pre-packaged’ plans; the London Approach; banking crises; IMF’s Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism; holdout creditors and the use of collective action clauses; the role of the Paris Club, etc. The Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions This module is an advanced corporate law and financial regulation module analyzing transactions (acquisitions, mergers and proxy contexts) using sophisticated methodologies. The module will focus on issues such as: why merge or acquire a business; core considerations of the process; due diligence, purchase sale agreements and contractual governance; the role of the board of directors; the permissibility and regulation of takeover defences in the UK, the US and the EU; the protection of minority shareholders through regulation of the bid process; the protection of other constituencies such as employees affected by control transactions; and financial assistance regulation in the UK and the EU. The course will be focused on understanding the literature related to these issues, how to do research, as well as how to do deals and work with policymakers. The views of shareholders, bankers, investment funds, stakeholders, management, and “society” are all considered.

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Anthony COLE Anthony Cole works primarily in the areas of international economic law and legal theory, with secondary interests in EU Law, contract and evidence. In general terms, he focuses on questions of what might be called legal structure, addressing the architecture of legal practices and institutions, and on the relationship between legal practices and ordinary social interactions. His overall goal is to reach an improved understanding of the relationship between law and society, through the study of the use of law in specific concrete situations. At the moment Anthony is working on the role of national law in bilateral investment treaty arbitration, the “defense of community” argument in international refugee law, American court practices relating to the admission of expert scientific testimony, and the place of society in the thought of H.L.A. Hart. Prior to coming to Warwick he practised international commercial arbitration and litigation at White and Case in New York. Email: A.N.Cole@warwick.ac.uk Janice DEAN Janice Dean holds the following degrees: BA (Hons) Jurisprudence Oxford, LL.M International Business Law (Manchester) and PhD entitled ‘Directing Public Companies: Company Law and the Stakeholder Society’ (Brunel; thesis pubished by Cavendish). She qualified as a Solicitor before becoming an academic and contributes to CCH publications on company law for pracitioners. Janice has taught company law at Kingston University and subsequently at Warwick for almost nine years. Janice Dean’s research interests are in company law and business organisations at UK, European and international level. She is particularly interested in the social and economic context of company law and in convergence and diversity between different corporate governance systems. Corporate Social Responsibility and its relationship to regulation is another area of great interest to Janice. The nature of the public company (and whether it is best considered as a social institution or a private network of contracts) has been another area of research. Email: Janice.Dean@warwick.ac.uk

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Julio FAUNDEZ Julio Faundez teaches international economic law and his main research interest is law and development. His books include: Democratization, Development and Legality: Chile 1831-1973 (Palgrave 2007), On the State of Democracy (Routledge 2007), Marxism and Democracy in Chile (Yale 1989), Governance Development and Globalization (Blackstone, 2000), Good Government and Law (Macmillan 1997) Affirmative Action: International Perspectives (ILO, 1994) (Spanish edition 2000). He recently completed two major projects in the area of legal reform: an evaluation of legal and judicial reform projects in Latin America (for the Inter-American Development Bank) and a study on community justice programmes in Colombia and Peru (for the UK Department for International Development). He acted as counsel and advocate for the Republic of Namibia in the Case Concerning Kasikili/Sedudu Island (International Court of Justice, 1999). He has advised the Governments of South Africa and Namibia on affirmative action and the Republic of South Korea on Free Trade Agreements. His most recent publications in refereed journals are: ‘The Rule of Law Enterprise: Promoting a Dialogue Between Practitioners and Academics’, Democratization, Volume 12 (4), 2005, pp. 567-585 ‘Should Justice Reform Projects Take Non-State Justice Systems Seriously? Perspectives from Latin America’, The World Bank Legal Review: Law Equity and Development (2006), 113-139. Email: J.Faundez@warwick.ac.uk

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Jorge GUIRA Guira’s current research focuses on hedge fund regulation, private equity, international capital markets, and innovative financial products. He is actively supervising various PhD theses on topics such as cross border securitisation and structured finance law in emerging markets, banking corporate governance, and Islamic investment funds and corporate finance. He regularly teaches international corporate governance and financial regulation, international banking and securities regulation, and international corporate finance law. He has published widely in major journals, as well as authoring books, and is currently working on a major edited volume on global investment fund regulation, compliance, and risk management. He has previously worked as an appellate law clerk in the US, as well as in private law firms, and as a consultant to major financial institutions and corporate entities. His work traffics at the intersection of law and finance, as he has also taught private equity at the Warwick Business School MBA programme, as well as International Investment Law at the Warwick Law school, and contentious law issues in international economic law, including international arbitration. Guira, a US lawyer by training, is also a Visiting (permanent) Senior Fellow in International Banking and Finance Law at CCLS, London University. Email: J.Guira@warwick.ac.uk

John McELDOWNEY John McEldowney researches in the area of public law, legal history and environmental law. He is currently part of an interdisciplinary research team funded by RELU looking into the legal, scientific and regulatory aspects of livestock diseases. His public law interests include law, governance and regulation especially public finance. His latest research book is a co-authored analysis of contemporary issues in environmental law (Edward Elgar forthcoming). He is also a member of an Anglo French, German and Italian group examining all aspects of the regulation of local government. John McEldowney is a co-editor of the Journal Law, Science and Policy. He is an active member of the Study of Parliament Group and is the editor of the Newsletter. His research interests on legislative scrutiny include recommendations to the Law Commission for post-legislative scrutiny. Email: J.F.McEldowney@warwick.ac.uk

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Kathryn McMAHON Kathryn McMahon holds the following degrees: LLB from the University of New South Wales, a BEc, LLM and PhD from Sydney. Kathryn McMahon is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and Deputy Director of the International Economic Law programme. She teaches Comparative Competition Law and Broadcasting and Telecommunications Regulation on the LLM and Advanced Themes in Competition Law on the undergraduate programme. Prior to her appointment at Warwick, Kathryn taught at the School of Law, University of Sydney. She has published many articles and book chapters on competition law and economic regulation. Kathryn has been a visiting scholar at the European University Institute, Florence, the University of Texas, Austin and the University of California, Berkeley. Email: Kathryn.McMahon@warwick.ac.uk Alan NEAL Alan C. Neal is Professor of Law and Director of the Employment Law Research Unit. Called to the Bar of Gray’s Inn in 1975, he is a practising barrister (Cloisters, 1 Pump Court, Temple), and holds judicial office as a part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals (London Central). Since 1996 he has been Convenor of the European Association of Labour Court Judges. Professor Neal is scientific director of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (having been its founding editor between 1985-1996), and sits on the editorial boards of a number of international journals. As a specialist on European, International & Comparative Employment Law, Professor Neal has served on various expert committees for the Social Affairs Directorate of the European Commission since 1985, and acts as an Independent Expert for the International Labour Organisation. He regularly advises national governments in the field of employment law and social policy, and is actively involved in the provision of specialised judicial training, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Professor Neal is currently one of the two independent experts advising the Chinese Ministry of Labour and Social Security on preparation of a new Labour Contracts Law for the PRC, and has, since 2003, headed a British FCO collaborative project with the Chinese government to establish a Labour Arbitration Court for the PRC. During the academic year 2006/07 he has been Visiting Professor in the Zhejiang University, China. Email: Alan.Neal@warwick.ac.uk

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William O’BRIAN Bill joined the Law School of the University of Warwick in 2001 following seventeen years as a practicing lawyer in the United States, specialising in commercial litigation. He teaches Advanced Legal System (Evidence), Tort Law and the International Economic Law Core Course (Private International Law). His research interests include private international law, evidence, torts and legal theory. His recent papers include “The Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Judgments: The Way Forward,” (2003) 66 Modern L. Rev. 491; “Choice of Law under the Rome Convention: the Dancer or the Dance,” [2004] LMCLQ 375; “Court Scrutiny of Expert Evidence: Recent Decisions Highlight the Tensions,” (2003) 7 Int’l J. Evidence and Proof 172; and “The Right of Confrontation: US and European Perspectives,” (2005) 121 LQR 481. He is currently conducting research at the Criminal Cases Review Commission on expert evidence in criminal cases, and is working on several papers on legal theory. Email: W.Obrian@warwick.ac.uk

Rodrigo OLIVARES-CAMINAL He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick and has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various Schools of Law and Business Schools in the United Kingdom and Argentina as well as in professional courses provided by Euromoney. He has researched at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in London; and, the Ambrosio L. Gioja Academic Institute in Buenos Aires. He specializes in insolvency and financial law having acted in several international transactions. He is the co-Editor in Chief of International Finance and Banking Law Online (www.ifblonline) and the Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Corporate Rescue and has many articles published in some of the leading peer-reviewed legal journals in the UK as well as in the US and Argentina. He is a member of national and international institutes and associations specialized on comparative commercial and insolvency law. Email: R.Olivares-Caminal@warwick.ac.uk

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Dwijen RANGNEKAR Dwijen Rangnekar is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation with a joint appointment in the School of Law. He teaches Intellectual Property Law and his research interests include policy innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, intellectual property rights and plant genetic resources. He holds a BA (Honours) in Economics (Delhi University, India), a MA in Economics (CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, India) and a PhD in Economics (Kingston University, UK). As an evolutionary economist, Dwijen’s research focuses on the innovation process, technical change, knowledge production and appropriation strategies; of special interest is the role of intellectual property rights. In terms of industrial sectors, his research mainly concentrates on the seed industry, agro-food industries, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Email: D.Rangnekar@warwick.ac.uk

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David SALTER David Salter was appointed to a senior lectureship at the University of Warwick in 2001 and promoted to a readership in 2004. Previously, he held academic posts at the University of Birmingham, the University of Wales Aberystwyth, the University of Nairobi in Kenya (as a visiting lecturer from 1979-1893), and Leicester Polytechnic (presently, De Montfort University). He was Professeur Invité at the University of Mauritius in 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1997. He qualified as a solicitor in 1976. David’s principal area of research is the law of taxation. In particular, he has co-authored Easson, Cases and Materials on Revenue Law (2nd ed., 1990) and Davies, Principles of Tax Law (3rd ed., 1996), and co-edited Contemporary Issues in Taxation Research (2003). Other publications include ‘Some Thoughts on Fraudulent Evasion of Income Tax’ [2002] BTR 489, ‘The OECD and Tax Competition: The Last Rights for Tax Havens?’ in Law and Development: Facing Complexity in the 21st Century (2003), and ‘Income Tax and Family Life’ in Family Life and the Law: Under One Roof (2007). He is also co-author of Exploring the Law: The Dynamics of Precedent and Statutory Interpretation the third edition of which was published in 2006. David teaches the following modules: Taxation Law, Policy and Principles (LLB module) and Issues in the Taxation of International Business (an International Economic Law LLM module). He sits as a lawyer chairman/member on the Midland Rent Assessment Panel and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. Email: D.R.Salter@warwick.ac.uk

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Jill WAKEFIELD Jill Wakefield’s research area of interest is EU law, in particular: tort; remedies; the action for compensation; administrative law and governance; and external relations. Currently, Jill is conducting research in administrative governance in external relations, looking at the policy cycle of the common policies: in the setting of explicit goals and the intervention to achieve these goals; the internal and external impetus for initiative; participation practice and the creation of accountability channels. She is the author of two books and papers in various EU journals. Email: J.Wakefield@warwick.ac.uk For more detailed information on our academics please visit their individual pages at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/staff/academic/

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“Not having studied law as my undergraduate study, IEL was a big challenge. I have learnt enormously from the experienced and patient professors. The nice thing about IEL is the personal atmosphere, whenever you have difficulties, academic or personal, the professors are always available. Life on campus is quiet and good for studying. The course is very international and in no time you are a member of one big international family helping each other in personal matters or meeting in study groups. I can warmly recommend this course, if you are up for a challenge and an experience broadening your horizons.” IEL student 2006-2007 “The International Corporate Finance, International Corporate Governance, International Banking and Securities Regulation and Corporate Law and Economic Activity modules were particularly interesting as I had the opportunity to learn not only in theory but in practice by means of several case studies examined in class. The use of case studies encouraged students to interact will all classmates as each was allocated to different groups. After that our friendships were definitely enhanced. Specifically, International Banking was a surprising module because we were submitted to different kinds of case studies. We learned how to obtain the best legal information available in websites as regards to banking topics as well as developing our presentation skills from the client and authorities’ perspectives.” IEL student 2006-2007 “One of the great things I soon discovered about the LLM programme at Warwick is the diversity of subjects it covers. This diversity is such that you have room to achieve quite a degree of specificity. The programmes are flexible so that you are able to focus almost entirely on your area of interest. It even allows you to take modules from other programmes, so it is possible to really tailor the degree to suit your aspirations for the future; an option not often available with other universities. Warwick offered me a degree which was prestigious, but at the same time intimate and supportive, so that I never became another anonymous international student. All of my lecturers knew me by name, were approachable when I had problems, and I had the opportunities and the atmosphere I needed to find out what I needed to obtain a great degree. Academics are able to provide students with the time, support and supervision needed to achieve their absolute best in their dissertations as well as throughout the LLM. I still feel that if I had gone to another institution, I would have done well academically, but not as well or gained as much along the way as I did at Warwick. Studying at Warwick I feel, played an important role in achieving my current placement at the WTO in Geneva.” IEL student 2003-2004 “The multinational teaching staff of the University is excellent providing teaching of the highest quality. University Life at Warwick is an unforgettable experience, with students living in this multicultural international community. It is really great for a foreign student to share his time and views with people from all over the world. Now I look back on my time at Warwick with affection and I feel proud to be associated with the University”. IEL student 2001-2002

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