Module leader: N. Jansen Calamita
This module examines the contemporary practice of international commercial arbitration by studying aspects of the law of evidence, procedure, ethics, and jurisprudence, as applied to the resolution of commercial disputes through arbitration. International commercial arbitration has emerged as the leading method for the resolution of transnational commercial disputes and an important field for commercial lawyers. The approach of the module is comparative, examining approaches to central legal issues in the field by reference to the laws and practices of various jurisdictions around the world.
The juridical nature of arbitration
Sources of law and rules in international commercial arbitration, especially the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
The legal character of the arbitration agreement
The role and powers of the arbitral tribunal
The process of arbitration and the conduct of hearings
The jurisdiction of the courts in relation to arbitration
The nature of arbitral awards
Issues arising in connection with the challenge and enforcement of international arbitral awards
Methods of assessment
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One 3-hour written examination
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