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LS5083: INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 14 Aug 2020 16:20


Course Overview

The demand for international commercial arbitration has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Empirical surveys conducted consistently report figures that suggest around 60% of businesses prefer arbitration over other dispute resolution methods. This course provides students with a solid understanding of how arbitration works both in principle and in practice. Topics covered include the arbitration agreement, arbitral jurisdiction, the arbitral tribunal, applicable laws in arbitration, the arbitral procedure, and challenging and enforcing awards.
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The demand for international commercial arbitration has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Empirical surveys conducted consistently report figures that suggest around 60% of businesses prefer arbitration over other dispute resolution methods. Hence, it is becoming more and more important for law students to get acquainted with the international arbitration framework.
This course explores the theoretical and practical underpinnings of arbitral law and provides students with a holistic view on different aspects of the arbitral procedure. The main substantive topics are:
(1) The Role of the Seat,
(2) Arbitration Agreement and Arbitral Jurisdiction,
(3) Applicable Substantive Law,
(4) The Arbitral Tribunal,
(5) Arbitral Procedure and Evidence,
(6) The Arbitral Award.
The topics have been chosen to give students a good knowledge of international commercial arbitration law. The teaching pattern comprises recorded lectures and seminars at which the above-mentioned topics are discussed in depth. Besides the essential reading for the lectures, students are provided with relevant case law and different scenarios/questions for discussion at seminars. The course also provides a lecture on the introduction to international commercial arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Patricia Zivkovic

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Seminar topics have been chosen to give students a good knowledge of international commercial arbitration law. The topics covered will be: (1) Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration (2) The Role of the Seat (3) Arbitration Agreement and Arbitral Jurisdiction (4) Applicable Substantive Law (5) The Arbitral Tribunal (6) Arbitral Procedure and Evidence (7) The Arbitral Award.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1x essay of 2500 words (50%)

1x problem based question of 2500 words (50%)

 

Resit: resubmission of failed assessment

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualRememberNot Available

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