Degree in Management of Business and Technology La Salle Campus Barcelona

Degree in Management of Business and Technology

Internationality, technology, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, values, and both people and team management are the keys to define this degree. Includes international stages.

Business Law II

The purpose of this course is to offer to the students a perspective of the main elements of International Contracting and Business from a legal point of view. The course will stress the practical questions rather than the theoretical ones. Given the students background, the lessons are aimed at providing to future professionals engaged in international commercial transactions the basic elements of international contracting, as well as an overview of the intricacies of Business law and companies law, giving practical examples of different international contracts. Legally constituting your business is a fundamental decision to be made with far-reaching long-term consequences. Having the information necessary to make an informed decision is a distinct advantage. To know the basic concepts of the contracts, how to form a contract and to be able to identify the rights and responsibilities under a contract will make you start the career life one step ahead of the others because you will be capable of protecting your rights and be in control of what you are doing. The course will also provide the students with and overview of the different scenarios they may encounter in international contracting.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

At the end of this course, students are expected to obtain the following skills:
a) Knowledge of the terminology and basic legal concepts of Contract Law.
b) Ability to communicate effectively the knowledge acquired and the results of research projects, both in written and oral form.
c) Ability to carry out group work incorporated into the structure of class presentations.
d) Ability to make business decisions taking into account their legal implications.
e) Ability to summarize basic legal concepts and apply them to commercial matters.
f) Learn the basic requirements of different types of contracts and identify the rights and obligations of the parties.
g) Be able to discuss and argue about the possible outcomes of a contractual situation.
h) Ability to recognize financing alternatives for a company and have a basic understanding of tender documents.
i) Ability to make business decisions taking into account the legal implications.


Based on the learning outcomes acquired in Business Law I, the aim objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the main elements of contracting and international business from a legal point of view, with a special focus on technological and digital business activities and, in particular, on the different types of collaboration agreements and the process of acquiring companies or branches of activity. Furthermore, the content of this course addresses the most relevant areas of commercial activity and its most notable legal implications from the contractual and international point of view: from the structural modifications of companies, to the international sales contract, or Joint Venture agreements, with special emphasis on the legal mechanisms of expansion and growth of companies.


Business Law II course is based on the New Learning Context (hereinafter, NLC) and includes several of the methodologies provided by the NLC itself. Among them, the following:
-The master classes (MD0): In which the teacher explains content, concepts or solves problems.
-Project-based learning (MD6): In which students solve a group project and discover the concepts as they are necessary for the development of the project.
-The so-called "flipped classroom" (MD7): In which the teacher anticipates the student the documentation or material that must work before the face-to-face session and in the face-to-face session in the activities based on the contents previously worked.
-Peer teaching (MD9): In which the teacher generates a series of questions that the student answers individually and then the different group answers are discussed so that in the end the student will have the answers to the questions with more confidence and trust.
-Challenge-based learning (MD11): In which it establishes a pedagogical approach that actively involves the student and that is based on a real problem close to the student's environment that demands a specific solution and is within experiential learning.

In addition to the above methodologies, the case study method will be used, that is, a teaching methodology in which students construct their learning from the analysis and discussion of real-life experiences and situations. This methodology aims to give students the opportunity to relate the theoretical knowledge of the course to practical application environments. To this end, they are involved in a process of analysis of problematic situations, which are referred to as cases. Faced with the situation presented, the student, either individually or in a group, must formulate a proposed solution based on theoretical principles of the discipline or on practical principles derived from the context described in the case.


Class participation - 20%
Individual assignment - 15%
Group assignment - 20%
Midterm exam - 20%
Final exam - 25%
Re-take exam - 100%

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

ADAMS, ALIX: Law for Business Students, Pearson Education Limited. Twelfth edition (2016).

Additional Material

LUCY JONES, Introduction to Business Law. Oxford University Press. Fifth edition (2019).
ROBERT W. EMERSON, Business Law. Barron's Educational Series, Business Review Books. Sixth edition (2015).
SUSAN SINGLETON, Joint Ventures and Shareholder´s Agreements. Bloomsbury Professional. Sixth Edition (2021).
PATRICK A. GAUGHAN, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate. Wiley Corporate F&A. Seventh edition (2018).
JAMES M. KLOTZ, International Sales Agreements: An Annotated Drafting and Negotiation Guide. Wolters Kluwer. Third Edition (2018).
EWAN MACLNTYRE, Business Law. Pearson Education Ltd. Eighth edition (2016).
ERIC BASKIND, OSBORNE GREG & ROACH LEE, Commercial Law, Oxford University Press (2016).
H.R. CHEESEMAN & PRENTICE HALL, Business Law: Legal Environment, online commerce, business ethics and international issues. Eighth edition (2013).
RYDER NICHOLAS, MARGARET GRIFFITHS & LACHME SINGH, Commercial Law: Principles and Policy, Cambridge University Press (2012).
ASHCROFT & PATTERSON, Law for Business, Cengage Advantatge Books. Nineteenth edition (2017)
SÁNCHEZ CALERO, FERNANDO, Principios de Derecho Mercantil. Thomson Reuters Aranzadi. Twenty-fourth edition (2019)
LANDY, GENE K., The IT/Digital Legal Companion: a comprehensive business guide to software, IT, Internet, Media and IP Law, Syngress Ed. (2008)
DAMIAN CHALMERS , GARETH DAVIES & GIORGIO MONTI, European Union Law, Cambridge University Press. Fourth edition (2015).
ALONSO IBÁÑEZ, MARÍA DEL ROSARIO, Derecho de los consumidores y usuarios, Tirant lo Blanch. Third edition (2016).
URÍA, RODRIGO - MENÉNDEZ, AURELIO: Lecciones de Derecho Mercantil. Civitas Ediciones, S.L. Ninth edition (2009).