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School of Law

SOLM043 International Arbitration Law and Practice: Theory and Context (Sem 1)

Module Description

The aim of this course is to establish students’ knowledge and critical understanding as well as provide an insight into the practice of international commercial arbitration as an independent comparative law subject. The subject is first examined generically, without any reference to any national laws, arbitration rules or international instruments; and then various national and institutional approaches are presented.

• Delimitation, Definition and Juridical Nature
• Institutional and Regulatory Infrastructure
• Arbitration and the Courts
• Autonomy, Types, and Applicable Law
• Formal and Substantive Validity
• Interpretation of Agreements
• Drafting Arbitration Clauses
• Arbitrability
• Determination of Jurisdiction
• Form and Content
• Finality and Challenges to Award
• Recognition and Enforcement

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Please note this module is not available to students on the Laws programme.

Mode of Assessment

 3.15 hour examination


30 Credits