INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

12 CFU - 1° e 2° semestre

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CALOGERO ALFIO PETTINATO
Email: dario.pettinato@unict.it
Edificio / Indirizzo: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 49 - 95131 Catania, primo piano, ufficio n. 7
Telefono: 095-7347202
Orario ricevimento: martedì ore 9.30-11; mercoledì ore 15-16.30


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INTERNATIONAL LAW ON TRADE AND FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1Historical evolution of international trade relations (GATT-WTO). The World Trade Organization (WTO): purposes and organizational structure, new issues and future perspectives.1, pp. 1-5, 232-258. 
2The sources of the WTO legal system and and their relationship with the domestic legal systems of Member States.1, pp. 5-12. 
3The Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment Principle.1, pp. 13-29. 
4The National Treatment Principle. The Reciprocity Principle.1, pp. 29-48. 
5The Regional trade agreements. The general exceptions to the principles of the WTO legal system.1, pp. 83-139. 
6Basic features of Trade in goods, Non-tariff barriers to trade, Anti-dumping and subsidies.1, pp. 49-71, 141-177. 
7The General Agreement on Trade in Services (G.A.T.S.) and the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs).1, pp. 71-81, 214-231. 
8Settlement of disputes within the WTO system: competent bodies and procedural issues.1, pp. 259-295. 
9Settlement of disputes within the WTO system: implementation and enforcement. 1, pp. 259-295. 
10The sources of international law on foreign investments and their relationship with the domestic legal systems.2, pp. 387-454. 
11Principles and rules of customary international law on the protection of aliens and their economic interests.2, pp. 387-415, 461-473. 
12The diplomatic protection.2, pp. 431-438. 
13Bilateral treaties on reciprocal promotion and protection of foreign investments (BITs).2, pp. 473-488. 
14Comparative analysis of some BITs and BIT Models.2, pp. 473-488. 
15The insurance guarantee of foreign investments: the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (M.I.G.A.) and main domestic systems. 2, pp. 488-493. 
16The settlement of investment disputes: The applicable law and parties’ autonomy. Investment contracts and the so-called “stabilization clauses”.2, pp. 416-438, 488-493; 3. 
17The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (I.C.S.I.D.): structure and competences.2, pp. 455-461. 
18The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (I.C.S.I.D.): disputes settlement procedure, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.2, pp. 455-461. 
CONFLICT OF JURISDICTIONS AND CONFLICT OF LAWS
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1The basic issues underlying conflict of jurisdictions and conflict of laws. Sources of Procedural and Private International Law.4, pp. 33-51; 6. 
2The Italian jurisdiction under EU Regulation no. 1215/2012: scope of application; general and special grounds for jurisdiction.5, pp. 55-91, 109-111. 
3The Italian jurisdiction under EU Regulation no. 1215/2012: grounds for exclusive jurisdiction; prorogation of jurisdiction; lis pendes and related actions; interim measures.5, pp. 91-111. 
4The Italian jurisdiction under Law no. 218 of 31 May 1995.6. 
5Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Italy.1, pp. 138-163; 6. 
6The New York Convention of 10 June 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.7. 
7Structure and purpose of choice-of-law rules. The issue of “characterization”.4, pp. 51-57, 85-102. 
8The so-called “renvoi”. The preliminary issues. Knowledge, interpretation and application of the applicable foreign law.4, pp. 58-67, 102-105. 
9Non-unified foreign legal systems. Public policy and overriding mandatory rules. The principle of reciprocity.4, pp. 64-84. 
10The law applicable to legal capacity and capacity to act, companies and legal entities.4, pp. 105-116. 
11Analysis of a simulated case and interactive discussion.4, pp. 105-116. 
12The law applicable to property and intellectual property rights.6. 
13The EU uniform rules on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Regulation no. 593/2008): scope of application and general conflict-of-laws rules.5, pp. 213-243. 
14The EU uniform rules on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Regulation no. 593/2008 and Regulation no. 864/2007): special conflict-of-laws rules and the solution of general issues.5, pp. 243-262. 
15Analysis of a simulated case and interactive discussion.5, pp. 213-262. 
16The EU uniform rules on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Regulation no. 593/2008 and Regulation no. 864/2007): scope of application and general conflict-of-laws rules.5, pp. 263-284. 
17The EU uniform rules on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Regulation no. 593/2008 and Regulation no. 864/2007): special conflict-of-laws rules and the solution of general issues. The residual applicability of the Italian Law no. 218 of 31 May 1995.5, pp. 285-295. 
18Analysis of a simulated case and interactive discussion.5, pp. 263-295. 


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