Law is part of the environment in which business has to operate and a failure to understand how its effects can impact on business can produce expensive consequences. In the context of international business the risks are even greater for there is no such thing as a global legal system having universal application. Business on an international scale is subject to the laws of a number of different jurisdictions which can vary widely in content and effect. A timely appreciation of the risks involved could help avert legal problems that could transform a promising opportunity into a financial disaster. Business law in the Global Market Place: the effects on International Business provides a sound introduction to the law as it affects international business. It examines from the perspective of different legal systems a variety of issues facing anyone contemplating venturing into the international market place including business contracts, legal forms of business organisation, agency and distributorships, export contracts and associated financing arrangements, product liability, competition law, intellectual property, etc. The style adopted throughout presents the subject matter * from a practical business perspective * in plain and jargon-free language * using numerous examples to illustrate the legal principles under consideration. This textbook is suitable for 3rd year and Masters courses in Law for Business and Masters in European/International Business. It is also suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in International Business and Management and for Executive courses Peter Nayler is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Law at ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, London. Before embarking on an academic career, Peter practised commercial law as a solicitor both in London and the provinces. As a university teacher, he has had many years experience of teaching law in international programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate and executive levels not only in the UK but also in Europe and China.Nayler, Peter is the author of 'Business Law in the Global Market Place The Effects On International Business', published 2005 under ISBN 9780750660051 and ISBN 0750660058.