Checking date: 28/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

International Financial Contracts and Transactions
Master in International Advocacy (Plan: 370 - Estudio: 334)

Coordinating teacher: RAMOS MUÑOZ, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Private Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Cross-border financial contracts and transactions 1.- General aspects of financial transactions a) The constraints of financial institutions. b) The credit agreement: debt covenants c) Security interests. Security over real estate and movable property, and over funds. The security package in a credit contract. d) International security interests. 2.- Syndicated loans a) Contract documentation. Major issues and clauses, dispute resolution and applicable law. b) The role of the agent bank. c) Inter-creditor agreements 3.- Acquisition finance a) Contract documentation. Major issues and clauses, dispute resolution and applicable law. b) Corporate matters. c) Taxation in acquisition finance. 4.- Asset-based finance a) Leases and purchases: contract documentation and enforcement mechanisms. b) International security interests. The Cape Town Convention and its protocols. c) Tax considerations. 5.- Project Finance a) Contract documentation. Major issues and clauses, dispute resolution and applicable law. b) Project considerations (I): cash flows and security package. c) Project considerations (II): execution risks, public contracts, environmental and operational aspects and their relevance in the transaction¿s documentation. 6.- Securitization a) Contract documentation. Major issues and distribution of risks. b) The asset pool. c) Regulatory and tax considerations.
Learning activities and methodology
TEACHING ACTIVITIES BY MATTER AF1 Lecture AF2 Practice/Case AF3 Lecture-plus-practice AF6 Group work AF7 Students¿ individual work TEACHING METHODOLOGIES BY MATTER MD1: Lecture in class by the professor aided by computer and audiovisual tools, in which the course¿s main concepts will be developed, and the main literature will be provided. MD2: Critical reading of the texts recommended by the course¿s professor: press articles, reports, manuals and/or academic articles, for their discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the lessons of the course. MD3: Resolution of cases, problems, etc, provided by the professor, individually or in group. MD4: Exposition and discussion in class, moderated by the professor, on topics regarding the contents of the course, as well as practical cases. MD5: Making of Works and reports individually or in group. TUTORING: Students will have access to tutorials with the person responsible for coordinating the subject. With the tutoring it is intended to organize the teaching and learning processes that are based on the interaction between the student and the teacher in order to: (i) Guide the autonomous and group work of the students (ii) Deepen in different aspects of the subject (iii) Guide the academic and comprehensive training of the student. The tutorials will take place at the time and under the conditions determined by the teacher in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Marco Lamandini David Ramos Muñoz. EU Financial Law. CEDAM Kluwer. 2016
  • Philip Wood. Law and Practice of International Finance. Sweet and Maxwell. 2008

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.