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

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersP. Peyrot
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20

Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT


851-0735-14 SSeminar Wirtschaftsrecht: Projektverträge für Maschineningenieure
Am 18.03.2021, bei MAN Energy Solutions AG (Zürich)
32s hrs
Thu/116:15-18:00IFW D 42 »
18.03.08:00-18:00Ex te rn »
P. Peyrot

Catalogue data

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:

Block I: 25. Februar 2021 16:15 bis 20:00
Block II: 4. März 2021 16:15 bis 20:00
Block III: 11. März 2021 16:15 bis 20:00
Block IV: 18. März 2021 extern bei MAN Energy Solutions AG (Zürich), 8:00 bis 18:00
Block V: 15. April 2021 16:15 bis 20:00
Block VI: 22. April 2021 16:15 bis 20:00

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersP. Peyrot
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Places20 at the most
Waiting listuntil 07.03.2021

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