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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE TERMS

The law of letters of credit in China Commentary and Materials on the Chinese Supreme Peoples Courts Judicial Interpretations of Letters of Credit Jin Saibo
ICC Publication No. 736 , 2013 Edition Price : 4800 (paper)

About this title: Chinese law is very complex and Chinese documentary credit law even more so, not only for practitioners outside China.This book sheds light on Chinese law on letters of credit and how LC disputes are resolved in Chinese courts. It covers critical issues such as: - Conformity of Chinas LC system with international practices, i.e. ISBP - Consolidation of disputes concerning LCs and underlying practices - Statutory limitations of action - Recovery for damages - Reasonable legal fees - And more The author, a renowned expert in the field, has been involved in the drafting of the LC Judicial Interpretations by the Supreme Peoples Court of China during the eight-year drafting period. He has more than fifteen years of practice and given more than one hundred lectures and trainings in China and around the world. This publication is also based on 500 plus decided court cases. This handbook is invaluable for anyone doing export/import transactions with China. Detailed comments, in-depth explanations and critical analyses enable trade finance practitioners to better understand the L/C system and related judicial interpretations in China. It is a must-read for business lawyers and LC practitioners dealing with Chinese business partners.

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ICC Model International Sale Contract


ICC Publication No. 738 , 2013 Edition Price : 6000 (paper)

About this title: The ICC Model International Sale Contract is a time-saving tool for traders, business men, lawyers and all parties involved in important import/export- and cross-border sales transactions. It applies mainly to the sale of manufactured goods but can serve as an example to work on for other types of products as well. This concise model is fair and balanced for all parties involved by clearly presenting a comprehensive set of rights and obligations. Providing clear directions to sellers and buyers, its introduction takes the parties step-by-step through the process from A to Z covering - general characteristics of the contract - scope of application - termination of the contract - dispute resolution - and more. This updated version takes into account recent developments in international business and trade finance. It incorporates the latest trade rules, ICCs Incoterms 2010, as well as the new Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) rules developed jointly by the ICC Banking Commission and SWIFT. Succinct and practical, it will be an invaluable instrument for companies engaged in international trade and their lawyers. It carries the authority of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the organization that pioneered many of the basic rules and mechanisms at the heart of international trade. The paper version includes the text of the model on a CD-Rom.

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The G20 - What it is, what it does


A Business Guide Julian Kassum ICC Publication No. 730, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 2900 Rs 2250 (Paper) (Ebook)

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In 2008, the G20* replaced the Group of Eight (G8) as the worlds principal forum for international economic cooperation. This represented a major innovation in the global governance system. ICCs business guide to the G20 will help business leaders and po licy makers to better understand the G20 process. This handbook explains in detail what the G20 is, traces its origins and explains the reasons for its transformation into a top leadership group. It identifies the critical impacts that G20 policy developments may have on global economic activity and focuses on issues of special interest for business: restoring global economic growth and stability, promoting open trade and investment, reforming the financial sector, addressing the threat of climate change, fighting corruption, and closing the development gap. Highlighting the main outcomes of the past G20 summits at the level of heads of state and government, this guide succinctly presents the key priorities that have been identified for the G20 summit in Cannes in November 2011. A behind the scene look at the G20 describes the making of G20 summits: the sherpa process, troika and the pivotal role of the G20 finance and other G20 ministerial groupings. Finally, this guide analyzes concisely the outcome of G20 For More Information contact : ICC India Tel : +91 11 23322472, 23738760-70 Extn : 375 Email : iccindia@iccindiaonline.org

work, summarizes the main accomplishments of the G20 since 2008 and the key challenges the group will need to address to strengthen its position as the worlds top economic forum. Anyone involved with the future of the world economy will find in these pages a wealth of analyses and information brilliantly put together by one of ICCs leading experts. Required reading for business people, policy makers and academics.

*The Group of Twenty (G20) is composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States (G7) and Russia (G8) plus Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the EU. The Author: Julian Kassum is an expert on global economic governance and the role of business in society and the world economy. He has worked at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and for Total. He is now a consultant for a number of international organizations, and currently working on the business contribution to the G20 summit 2011 in Cannes. Julian Kassum has a Masters Degree from the Institut dtudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and has lived in France, the United States and Argentina.

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Incoterms 2010
By the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ICC Publication No. 715, 2010 Editionn Price : Rs 3850 Rs 3450 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: Incoterms rules define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts. Incoterms 2010 takes into account the latest developments in commercial practice, and updates and consolidates some of the former rules. A new classification system divides the 11 Incoterms rules into two distinct groups: Rules for any mode of transport: EXW FCA CPT CIP DAT DAP DDP Rules for waterway transport: FAS FOB CFR CIF In addition to the 11 rules, Incoterms2010 includes: Extensive guidance notes and illustrative graphics to help users efficiently choose the right rule for each transaction; New classification to help choosing the most suitable rule in relation to the mode of transport; Advice for the use of electronic procedures; Information on security-related clearances for shipments; Advice for the use of Incoterms 2010 in domestic trade. ICC has been writing and publishing Incoterms rules for more than 70 years, providing importers, exporters, lawyers, freight forwarders, insurers and students in the international arena with rules and guidance reflecting the latest developments in the trading environment.

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ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010


Prof. Jan Ramberg ICC Publication No. 720, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 4500 (Paper)

About this title: The key to working efficiently with Incoterms 2010! Written by renowned expert Prof. Jan Ramberg, this clearly structured handbook is the standard support tool for all users of Incoterms 2010 and facilitates understanding and application of these globally used trade terms. ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010 provides answers to the most important and recurring questions, i.e.: Which Incoterms rule should I choose? What are the most important changes in this revision? How do these rules work together with other contracts? What does the seller have to do and what is at the buyer's charge? Tips, tricks and history This invaluable Guide explains how ICCs famous trade terms apply in daily practice and shows the consequences resulting from the choice of the different terms. It also retraces the evolution of the Incoterms rules since 1936 and illustrates changes and modifications of this revision. Detailed comments are accompanied by full colour graphics and a clear, user-friendly presentation for a deeper understanding. Invaluable companion to the rules book, ICC Guide to Incoterms 2010 will help you make the most of Incoterms 2010.

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Incoterms 2010 Wallchart


International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) ICC Publication No. 716, 2010 Edition Price : Rs 5500 (Set Of 10 Leaflets)

About this title: This practical wallchart explains all 11 Incoterms rules at a glance, ideal for classrooms, offices or as a gift for business partners. Incoterms 2010 Wall Chart, ICCs popular support tool, is a full colour, poster -sized flow chart outlining the responsibilities of buyer and seller under each of the 11 Incoterms rules.

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Making intellectual property work for business


A handbook for chambers of commerce and business associations setting up intellectual property services ICC/WIPO ICC Publication No. 972, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 1500 (Paper)

About this title: Intellectual property has become an essential competitive tool for businesses in todays economy. However, many of them do not understand how to use IP in their business. Making intellectual property work for business gives practical guidance to chambers of commerce and business associations looking to offer intellectual property (IP) services for businesses. Jointly published by ICC and WIPO, this handbook gives helpful advice on how to set up different types of IP services such as: training, awareness-raising, consultancy, policy advocacy and stimulating innovation. Thirty case studies provide hands-on insight into this topic issue and illustrate good practices from around the world.

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ICC Model International Franchising Contract


2nd Edition ICC Publication No. 712E, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 4800 Rs 4050 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: To take into account latest developments across the world, ICCs experts have now updated the successful ICC Model International Franchising Contract. Simple, user-friendly, flexible International direct franchises are a rapidly expanding business instrument and make a considerable contribution to growth in various industry sectors. A lack of uniform international rules complicates matters though. The ICC Model International Franchising Contract responded to a growing need for a simple and user-friendly model contract that reflects the diversity of franchising contracts. Explanations and Commentary for an even more efficient use This update includes a significantly expanded introduction. It provides valuable information for users on issues such as anti-trust rules and questions of laws applicable to franchises. A helpful commentary offers alternative drafting solutions adapted to more specific needs and identifies potential pitfalls. This invaluable business tool provides a balanced contractual framework for franchisors and franchisees across a range of industries that need legal certainty and compliance with common practice. Includes the text of the contract on CDRom.

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International Commercial Transactions


Prof. Jan Ramberg ICC Publication No. 711, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 10800 (Paper)

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Packed with vital information and invaluable advice, the 4th edition (published by Norstedts Juridik, distributed by ICC Services) of this much acclaimed book takes into account recent developments in international trade. Unique approach Prof. Jan Ramberg, renowned legal expert and writer, gives a concise and lucid presentation of the legal framework and the commercial principles, rules and practices surrounding cross-border transactions. For a better understanding, 'International Commercial Transactions' is divided into 3 parts: Common problems in international transactions Rights and obligations of parties to an international sale contract Rules and practices for related contracts Dealing with the unexpected is often required in complex operations. This book will help parties to a crossborder transaction to avoid pitfalls and costly consequences when transactions dont turn out as expected. Thus, it contains several chapters related to Protection against breaches of contract and changed circumstances The risk of loss, damage or delay during carriage of goods Resolution of disputes Particular risk distribution under contracts of carriage by sea An extensive annex comprises the texts of international conventions, major trade rules elaborated under the auspices of governmental and non-governmental bodies, model contracts and other helpful hands on material.

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ICC Model Subcontract


Commission on Commercial Law and Practice ICC Publication No. 706, 2011 Edition Price : Rs 6000 Rs 5200 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: International turnkey construction projects are often multifaceted transactions and require complex legal documentation. ICC Model Subcontract is the answer for all those who seek a reliable and balanced standard form to avoid drowning in a flood of papers and documents. Mainly designed for major turnkey projects, this model is flexible enough to be used as a subcontract to other standard forms of contract as well. Perfect complement to the ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects, this vital tool for international business transactions completes ICCs series of successful model contracts. It takes a fair and equitable approach to both contractors and subcontractors. Thus considering the interests of all parties, this model provides for price and scope certainty, swift and effective dispute resolution and complete, informed and responsible allocation of risks. It further includes: a good faith concept, explanation of the purpose of certain provisions to avoid misinterpretation, where possible, the use of equal and mirrored obligations of the parties. This form is equally intended for use in public and private contracts (whether tendered or individually negotiated), as a part of the BOT project documentation, and in externally financed projects. The book includes the text of the contract on CDRom.

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ICC Model International Transfer of Technology Contract


the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice ICC Publication No. 674, 2009 Edition Price : Rs 6000 Rs 5200 (Paper) (Ebook)

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As technology and IP rights become increasingly important, more and more companies across the globe conclude transactions to transfer technology among business entities. This model contract covers the situation where a manufacturer licenses a package of information and industrial property rights to a licensee company. The licensee can then also manufacture the products, using the licensors technology. A useful introduction explains in detail what you need to take into account when transferring technology: from anti-trust to tax issues and other pitfalls. Helpful annexes make this model a vital tool for international licensors and licensees who seek a form that is fair and balanced for both sides and can be used across a range of industries.

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Business Law in China Trade, Investment, Operations and Finance


Second, Revised Edition by Daniel Arthur Laprs and Zhang Yuejiao ICC Publication No. 672, 2008 Edition Price : Rs 20500 (Ebook)

About this title: Business Law in China brings together practitioners and scholars from China and other countries to create a unique work of compilation, analysis and assessment of the current state of Chinese business law. With a focus on traditionally important subjects for international business professionals, this updated edition breaks ground with its inclusion of extensive material on the legal aspects of managing a business in China. It is organized and presented to correspond with business people's actual experience in dealing with legal issues involving China. Throughout the work, legal issues are placed in their business contexts, creating a basis for common understanding among lawyers and their business clients. Tables and illustrations help to clarify complex institutional organizations and legal processes. An extensive Introduction gives an overview of the issues dealt with and summarizes the current situation. Business Law in China is available in English, and as an eBook only. We offer the eBook in whole or in themed sections, as follows: The Complete version including all thirty chapters Chapters 1 4 Introduction to the Legal Environment for doing Business Chapters 5 12 International Trade and Marketing Chapters 13 19 Operating a Business Chapters 20 26 Finance: Chapters 27 30 Dispute Settlement:

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"Understanding Chinas complex legal system, economic laws, and ongoing reforms is key to unlocking the doors to those opportunities. Written by some of the worlds foremost experts, Business Law in China is essential reading for anyone doing business in China. -- Victor Fung, Chairman, Li & Fung Group of companiesInternational Chamber of Commerce About the editors: Daniel Arthur Laprs is a member of the Bars of Paris and of Nova Scotia. Of counsel to Kunlun Law Firm in Beijing, he is listed on the panel of international arbitrators of the China International Trade and Arbitration Commission. He is Professor of Law at the Facult Libre de Droit, dEconomie et de Gestion in Paris. Write to Daniel. A Laprs. Zhang Yuejiao is currently a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, President of the Chinese Law Society and Professor at the University of Shantou. Ms. Zhang has served as Director General of the Department of Treaties and Laws in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce). Contributing Editor: Lei Kai, Partner, Kunlun Law Firm, Beijing.

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ICC Model International Trademark Licence


the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice ICC Publication No. 673, 2008 Edition Price : Rs 6000 Rs 5200 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: ICC Model International Trademark Licence addresses the situation where the owner of a wellknown trademark licences the trademark to a company which will use it with respect to products other than those manufactured or sold by the licensor. In this case, it is assumed that the licenced products will be designed and developed by the licensee, and that the main preoccupation of the licensor is to ensure that the licenced products conform to the overall image of the licensor and its trademarks. Parties are advised to use ICC Model International Trademark Licence as a basis for negotiation and for drawing up their own contracts, possibly with the assistance of a lawyer with international expertise. ICC Model International Trademark Licence is another important resource for attorneys and companies engaged in international trade. It carries the authority of ICC, the organization that pioneered many of the basic rules and mechanisms at the heart of international business. The paper version of this ICC Model Contract also contains the text of the contract on a CDRom.

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Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts


A Practical Guide Fabio Bortolotti ICC Publication No. 671, 2008 Edition Price : Rs 14000 (Paper)

About this title: Drafting an international contract can be a risky business. Yet with the increasing globalization of markets, these cross-border contracts are becoming a common practice for most traders, as well as for the lawyers assisting them. At the same time, international contracts remain a difficult and mysterious subject for business people as well as their lawyers. In his new book, Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts, Professor Fabio Bortolotti, a world-renowned expert on contract law, clarifies the issues surrounding these contracts and provides solutions to the thorny problems they raise: choice of the applicable law choice of jurisdiction international arbitration the use of more international drafting techniques hardship, force majeure and liquidated damages As an added feature, this volume provides insights into the basic requirements of a well-drafted contract and analyzes in depth the negotiating process. It concludes with incisive commentary on the model contracts developed by the International Chamber of Commerce. Lawyers and other legal professionals will find in these pages the tools they need to ensure their contracts meet the requirements of a globalized world. "As a practicing lawyer, the author knows the misunderstandings and pitfalls, such as mistakes with respect to the scope of the applicable mandatory law and the general policy in various jurisdictions. There can be no doubt For More Information contact : ICC India Tel : +91 11 23322472, 23738760-70 Extn : 375 Email : iccindia@iccindiaonline.org

that anyone engaged in drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts, particularly in the European Union, would greatly benefit from the book both with respect to the sensible advice and the solutions of problems arising in the implementation and interpretation of such contracts." -- Prof. Jan Ramberg - Professor Emeritus, University of Stockholm; Professor Honoris Causa, Riga Graduate School of Law. Listen to the Interview with the author Prof. Bortolotti. Read the Review by Prof. Jan Ramberg. Read the Foreword by Prof. Pierre Tercier.

Table of contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Applicable Law Chapter 3 The Methods For Solving Disputes Chapter 4 International Arbitration Chapter 5 Litigation Before Ordinary Courts Chapter 6 Drafting Negotiating and Concluding International Contracts Chapter 7 The ICC Model Forms Chapter 8 Appendices

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ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects


the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice ICC Publication No. 659, 2007 Edition Price : Rs 6000 Rs 5200 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: As the ICC represents all parties to international business transactions, the model turnkey form has to be fair to all parties. It achieves this balance, amongst other ways, by making obligations bilateral where it is sensible to do so. -- Robert Knutson - Chartered International Arbitrator and UK Solicitor, MPhil Construction Law, MSc Construction Law and Arbitration, LLM International Law The ICC Major Projects Contract is () an excellent model of a modern international turnkey contract based on an equilibrium of the rights and obligations between the employer and contractor, and a balanced risk allocation. -- Herfried Wss (as published in Construction Law International Volume 3 No. 2 June 2008.) Herfried Woess is a partner with Wss & Partners, Mexico. As a multi-jurisdictionally trained lawyer, he is an expert in international dispute settlement and representative of the Dipute Resolution Board Foundation of the International Bar Association, London. International turnkey construction projects are often complex transactions, requiring correspondingly complex legal documentation. Moreover, many such major construction projects are an important element in international development, and it is vital that the arrangements put in place be durable, clear and equitable. ICC has prepared this model for Major Projects for use in major projects in order to provide contractors and employers with a unique, balanced platform that is fair to all parties. At the same time, the model accommodates the desire of all parties for price and scope certainty, the need for swift and effective dispute resolution, and the need for complete and informed allocation of risks.

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International Certificate of Origin Guidelines


the ICC World Chambers Federation ICC Publication No. 670, 2006 Edition Price : Rs 2700 (ebook)

About this title: A Certificate of Origin is a document which identifies the origin of goods being exported. It is required by customs as one of the key bases for applying tariff rates. The issuing of Certificates of Origin and the associated certification of other export documents was first regularized in 1923. This came about under the provisions of the International Convention relating to the Simplification of Customs Formalities held in Geneva. Most chambers of commerce and some trade associations have been authorized by their Customs agencies to certify non-preferential, and in some cases, preferential certificates of origin. Thus, a chambers role in the issuance and attestation of Certificates of Origin is both unique and vital in facilitating international trade. International Certificate of Origin Guidelines is the result of 18 months work by ICCs World Chambers Federation, incorporating the best practice from several national chamber organizations to produce the first international procedures and guidelines manual for chambers in the issuance of non-preferential certificates of origin.

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ICC Model Selective Distributorship Contract


ICC Publication No. 657, 2004 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: The paper copy of this publication contains the text of the contract on a CD-Rom. For the marketing of products through a network of qualified retailers Prepared by the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP), this title covers agreements which allow the exporter to better control the way his products are marketed by creating a direct link between the exporter and the retailers who sell his products to the end consumer. What Selective Distribution means In some cases, the exporter may wish to establish a direct link with the retailers in order to control the way in which his products are marketed and provide a certain level of sales service to the consumer. The producer may wish to: market technically sophisticated products only through retailers who can give competent technical advice; ensure that products with an exclusive image are sold only in shops having certain high level characteristics (location, fittings, etc.). The ICC Model Selective Distributorship Contract is one means of ensuring that products are marketed through a network of qualified resellers. Of course the above can be warranted only if the products are sold by retailers who fulfil the selection criteria. Consequently, selective distribution necessarily implies a closed network, obtained by preventing all its members, including the producer, from selling to non-authorized resellers. The ICC Model Selective Distributorship Contract provides a sound legal basis upon which parties can quickly establish an even-handed agreement acceptable for both sides. It saves resources for companies and their legal advisers.

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ICC Model Mergers & Acquisitions Contract 1 - Share Purchase Agreement


the ICC Commission on Commercial Law & Practice ICC Publication No. 656, 2004 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: The notion of M&A agreements, broadly speaking, regards the transfer of a company or a business and covers a variety of contracts. This Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) covers the situation in which the entire issued share capital of a company is acquired. This Model is an invaluable tool for parties and lawyers who are not specialized in M&A contracts and helps drafting a simple contract. It covers the most common issues involved while leaving enough flexibility for the parties to work out special situations for themselves. Buyers, sellers, lawyers and scholars will find in this model contract a useful companion in their daily work which will help them deal with: - Pre-closing and post-closing undertakings - Price and closing - Warranties and breach of warranties - Indemnification, indemnification procedure, and limitation of liability - Restrictive covenants - Confidentiality Many other issues (eg conditions that must be met before closing) are covered in the useful annexes and schedules.

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Corporate Governance Worldwide


Gler Manisali Darman ICC Publication No. 654, 2004 Edition Price : Rs 5700 (Ebook)

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Major corporate scandals in the early years of the 21st century have placed corporate governance at the front and centre of corporate and government priorities. Today, good corporate governance the rules and practices that govern the relationship between the managers and shareholders of corporations, as well as stakeholders (employees, pensioners and local communities) has become a must in the modern business environment. Corporate Governance Worldwide provides an update of breaking developments in the field and recommendations for how business should react to new governance requirements generated by governments and the marketplace. A Comprehensive Guide Corporate Governance Worldwide takes you in logical steps through all major developments in the field, including the driving forces behind corporate governance new corporate governance developments in the U.S., the European Union, Asia and Latin America the different requirements of SMEs, family owned enterprises and large multinationals the responsibilities of boards of directors, CEOs and CFOs the rights of shareholders and institutional investors corporate responsibility and what it entails Strategic thinking on governance for the future. Case Studies More than just a textbook, Corporate Governance Worldwide uses concrete case studies to illustrate its points, including - The Enron and Parmalat scandals ; The Vodaphone/Mannesmann merger ; The board structures of companies such as Ford and Siemens ; The accounting failures at companies such as Ahold in the Netherlands and Yanguangxia in China.

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ICC Model Commercial Agency Contract 2nd Edition


ICC Publication No. 644, 2002 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: The paper copy of this publication contains the text of the contract on a CD-Rom. Kindly Note: the CD Rom is not included when you purchase the eBook. Parties negotiating agency agreements abroad are faced with a major difficulty: the lack of uniform rules. There is no internationally agreed uniform legislation for agency agreements, and so parties have to rely on national laws. Not only do these laws differ from country to country, but they do not take into account the international nature of the contract. ICC provides a flexible alternative solution. Using uniform contractual rules, and not based on any specific national law, the model incorporates prevailing practice in international trade as well as the principles generally recognized by the domestic laws on agency. This fully revised edition takes into account recent developments in the laws of agency, including Internet sales. It also comprises, for the first time, a CD-ROM presenting the text of the contract. Not only does the model offer flexible solutions to international agreements, the CD makes it even simpler to adapt the contract for your specific case. The detailed introduction explains the scope of the contract and its uses. And, this 2002 version includes the following new Appendices: EC Directive 86/653 The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts A list of indications on national laws on commercial agency

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ICC Model Distributorship Contract


ICC Publication No. 646, 2002 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: Traders negotiating international distribution agreements find the task much easier if they use uniform rules. To meet this need, ICC has published a revised set of its uniform contractual rules, the ICC Model Distributorship Contract. The rules apply to agreements under which the distributors act either as buyers and resellers or as importers who organize distribution in the country in which they operate. The rules included in the contract are both flexible and general. If parties have no need to draw up a specific contract of their own, they can use the entire model, which has been drafted to assure balance for both sides. Concise and practical, the ICC Model Distributorship Contract is an invaluable tool for companies engaged in international trade and their lawyers. It carries the authority of ICC, the organization that pioneered many of the basic rules and mechanisms at the heart of international trade.

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ICC Force Majeure Clause 2003 - ICC Hardship Clause 2003


ICC Publication No. 650, 2003 Edition Price : Rs 1500 (ebook)

About this title: Force Majeure literally means greater force. Force Majeure clauses excuse a party from liability if some unforeseen event beyond the control of that party prevents it from performing its obligations under the contract. A hardship clause, on the other hand, requests re-negotiation of the contract if the continued performance of one partys contractual duties has become excessively onerous due to an unforeseen event beyond the control of that party. Negotiating force majeure and hardship clauses means operating at the very core of the contract. It is important that the clauses are balanced and apply equally to all parties to the agreement. ICC has designed the ICC Force Majeure Clause 2003 and the ICC Hardship Clause 2003 to facilitate the drafting process both for companies and for their lawyers and help them to take unforeseeable circumstances into account.

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ICC Model Contract for the Turnkey Supply of an Industrial Plant


ICC Publication No. 653, 2003 Edition Price : Rs 5200 (ebook)

About this title: Includes the text of the contract on a CD-Rom. Turnkey contracts take a range of forms and at present no single model contract covers them all. The Model Contract for the Turnkey Supply of an Industrial Plant has special characteristics: 1. The supplier's main obligation is to supply the equipment and assist the purchaser during erection and startup. 2. The supplier performs its obligations within facilities that are under the purchaser control. This ICC Model Contract takes account of all of these specifics and contains enough flexibility for the parties to work out special situations for themselves. To leave the greatest possible space to alternative solutions, many issues (for example, raw materials, time schedule, erection equipment, etc.) are covered in the useful annexes.

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ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract


ICC Publication No. 619, 1999 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract is a thoroughly researched Model Contract designed for intermediary transactions. It provides a balanced legal platform that takes into account the interests of all parties involved in a non-circumvention and non-disclosure agreement. The Occasional Intermediary, unlike the Agent, provides certain services to the parties without any continuing obligation to develop the market. The definition of his rights and obligations has long been absent in the market place. This Model Contract, therefore, fills an important gap in the series of reliable documents to be used in international, as well as domestic, transactions. The Special Conditions set out the terms specific to this type of contract. Definition of the services to be provided by the intermediary Description of the exclusive rights of the intermediary Other important issues related to intermediary transactions The ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract takes its place among other respected ICC Model Contracts dealing with Commercial Agency, Distributorship, Franchising and Sales. These important instruments provide confidence to the parties, and to the trading community, that commercial transactions can be conducted according to internationally accepted principles.
The paper copy of this publication contains the text of the contract on a CD Rom. Kindly Note: the CD Rom is not included when you purchase the eBook.

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ICC Model International Sale Contract


ICC Publication No. 556, 1997 Edition Price : Rs 5600 Rs 4800 (Paper) (Ebook)

About this title: The paper copy of this publication contains the text of the contract on a CD-Rom. Kindly Note: the CD Rom is not included when you purchase the eBook. The ICC Model International Sale Contract is a time-saving guide for traders, importers, lawyers and all parties involved in these important international transactions. Providing clear directions to sellers and buyers of manufactured goods, the contract is divided into two parts - Specific Conditions and General Conditions. The form's introduction takes the parties step-by-step through the process - from the general characteristics of the contract through its scope of application to its termination and resolution of disputes. A Flexible Model The model contract was specifically developed for sales of manufactured goods intended for resale, where the purchaser is not a consumer and where the contract is an independent transaction rather than part of a long-term supply arrangement. The ICC model is flexible enough to allow users either to incorporate only the general conditions common to all contracts or to include the specific conditions, which set out standard terms common to all contracts incorporating the ICC General Conditions of Sale. Moreover, while the model contract subjects the transaction to the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), it also, in certain circumstances, permits the parties to incorporate specific conditions of national law.

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Easy to Follow, Ready to Use The ICC model contract is easy to use for first-time traders, but also provides the legal protection demanded by experienced practitioners. Each box in the contract form is fully explained, and, in some instances, lists of terms are defined, with the responsibilities of the parties clearly set out. On transport documents, for example, the model lists those in common use, such as the bill of lading, the multimodal transport document and the Air Waybill.

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