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LX401Q: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF COMMERCIAL LAW (HONOURS) (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:49


Course Overview

The course will provide a clear overview of the commercial law aspects of private international law in international commercial litigation and arbitration. The course will cover issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in international commercial litigation, and private international law matters in international commercial arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The course will consider the three core elements of private international law (jurisdiction, applicable law, and recognition and enforcement of judgments) in international commercial litigation, and also address private international law matters in international commercial arbitration. Seminars will vary to take account of current developments but the indicative topics covered by the course will be party autonomy in jurisdiction (including the Hague Choice of Court Convention 2005); jurisdiction in the absence of a choice of court agreement; lis pendens and forum shopping; party autonomy in applicable law (including the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts 2015); jurisdiction in the absence of a choice of law agreement; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; international commercial arbitration and private international law.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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 second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

As for LS401Q

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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