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Examines legal, financial, and policy problems involved in investing across national borders while focusing on strategies and techniques of structuring and financing such investments. Topics considered include the differing business interests and perspectives of typical parties to such transactions, local law issues and the international legal and regulatory environment for foreign investment, and the role of political risk management. Selected international investment transactions, both actual and hypothetical, are used to illustrate recurring issues.
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REQUIRED READINGS: Hard copies of sample project and credit documents and additional document readings will be provided without charge, and will be posted for downloading from the course MyWCL internet site,. These are identified as “Sample Documents” or “Required Readings” in the syllabus. The sample documents will only be treated as “required reading” to the extent that they are discussed in class. OPTIONAL READINGS: The Law and Business of International Project Finance (3rd Edition, 2008) by Scott L. Hoffman – this is referred to as the “Hoffman Textbook” in this syllabus. Copies of this text are available at the law school library (except for Chapter 24 which is required reading – and copies of which will be distributed). Other optional readings are identified in this syllabus.
First Class Readings
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