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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

We examine the questions of jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement in relation to commercial matters involving private international law. We examine the general and special jurisdictional aspects of the Brussels I Regulation and the Recast Brussels I Regulation; choice of court agreements; recognition and enforcement and, international commercial arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jonathan Fitchen

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

• Jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement: EU and global/third states • Choice of court clauses: EU and global/third states • International Commercial Arbitration and arbitration clauses • Conflicts of jurisdiction in International Commercial Arbitration • Forum-shopping: EU and global

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment (25%). Format of essay is 2500 words excluding footnotes and bibliography. Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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