European E Commerce

Module code: LLBP 3051

Module description

The following provides an indicative content of the module:

  • Contract Formation and Jurisdiction
  • Offer, acceptance and consideration on-line
  • Jurisdiction and the conflict of laws
  • The lack of a clear, single European point for contract formation
  • Payment
  • Consumer rules on fraudulent card use and non-delivery
  • Information & Cooling Off Rights for Consumers
  • Information and cooling-off rights owed to consumers under the Consumer Rights Directive
  • Statutory Implied Terms for the Sale of Goods. (Consumer and Business)
  • General rules on rights and obligations relating to description, quality and fitness under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Consumer and business remedies for breach of the implied terms
  • Sales in the Course of a Business?
  • Specific issues arising from on-line marketplaces (including sale in the course of a business and the quality obligation)
  • The Passing of Property and Risk
  • The rules on the passage of property and risk- and how they apply to on-line sales
  • Data Protection; Spam and Advertising
  • What a business can and cannot do with the data it collects, including behavioural advertising
  • Contract Enforcement
  • The problems of cross border enforcement
  • The European Small Claims Procedure and the draft European ODR/ADR Directive/Regulation

Contact hours per student per year

  • Seminars: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: Dealt with within the seminars


  • MCQ test: 25%
  • Essay: 25%
  • Exam: 50%

Additional Costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books and printing out of materials if desired

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