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851-0735-14L  Seminar Business Law: Contracts for Projects by Mechanical Engineers

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersP. Peyrot
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20

Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT

AbstractThis seminar provides an introduction into the legal aspects of projects in the machine and plant construction industries. The seminar has specific practical focus as a real life case of an industry company will be studied.
ObjectiveIn practice, students will invariably have to assume responsibility for project management. This will also include dealing with legal issues. The seminar offers an introduction into the legal basis and the legal issues of managing projects.

- law of contracts for sales, work and mandate
- specifics of project contracts: definition of scope, distribution of risk and opportunities, warranties, liability
- typical contract clauses, sample agreements
- specific agreements used in the case study
- contracts and claims management

The students will be introduced into the original agreements of the real life case and the responsible persons will give introductions into the legal issues encountered during the completion of the project
Lecture notesThe script will be provided on the moodle platform.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe seminar is not an introductory course. Students are required to have attended an introductory lecture (e.g. Business Law by Dr. Paul Peyrot, Introduction to Law by Prof. Dr. Stefan Bechtold).

For the successful completion of the seminar and for obtaining the grade, all parts of the seminar must be attended. All participants are required to participate in a group effort which has to be presented on the last day of the seminar.

The grade will be a wheighted average of an individual paper based on questions out of the materials (1/3) and the group presentation (2/3).

The seminar will take place on the following days:

- 19 March 2020: Introduction I, 16 - 18
- 26 March 2020: Introduction II, 16 - 18
- 2 April 2020: Whole day seminar (at MAN Energy Solutions Corp., Zurich)
- 14 Mai 2020: Final Session (student presentations), 16-19