EURO456-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

European Business Law

This occurrence is not offered in 2017

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 March 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 19 May 2017


This course examines the legal framework for the conduct of business in the European Community as well as the wider implications of the role played in international trade by the EC as a trading power. The course analyses in detail the mechanisms for the creation and maintenance of the single market within the EC. To this end it considers the critical areas of free movement of goods, persons, services, economic enterprises (establishment) and capital as well as the contingent issues of taxation and harmonisation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legal rules applying in a number of core substantive business areas, and account for their evolution. Students should be able to evaluate critically their form and content, and apply these legal rules in novel situations;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between the European and New Zealand law.
3. Demonstrate an ability to situate their knowledge of EU law within the wider political, economic and social context, with such general contextual knowledge gained, at least in part, through independent, non-directed reading;
4. Present their knowledge accurately, and to construct well-reasoned, well-supported arguments, using the correct forms of referencing and demonstrate a working understanding of the specific terminology operating in this field.
5. Demonstrate ability to discuss independently a current question of European business law, thus demonstrating ability to link detailed knowledge of legal rules with ability to situate this within the wider economic context and ability to critically assess the role of law in the process of European integration and its interrelation with other factors therein.
6. Demonstrate ability to develop accurately a suitable solution for a problem question, thus demonstrating the ability to apply their detailed knowledge of the legal rules to a specific problem and to present their solution adequately.


Subject to approval of Head of Department


Equivalent Courses

Timetable Note

** All classes are held in room Law 519 **

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annick Masselot

Guest Lecturers

Associate Professor John Hopkins and Christopher Frey (University of Dresden)


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Problem question/case commentary 40%
Essay 40%
Group Presentation 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Due to the dynamic development of EU law and the different individual approaches to teaching and learning, there is no single set text, but rather students are free to choose any one text book on EU law, provided that it was published post-2009.

Course links

Course Outline 2015 Outline

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $925.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All EURO456 Occurrences

  • EURO456-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017 - Not Offered