School of Law

SOLM037 International Commercial Arbitration (Sem 1)

Module Description

Section A: Regulation and Infrastructure
• Delimitation, Definition and Juridical Nature
• Institutional and Regulatory Infrastructure
• Arbitration and the Courts

Section B: Arbitration Agreement
• Autonomy, Types, and Applicable Law
• Formal and Substantive Validity
• Interpretation of Agreements
• Drafting Arbitration Clauses

Section C: Arbitration Tribunal
• Rights and Duties of Arbitrators
• Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators
• Challenge and Removal of Arbitrators

Section D: Applicable Law Issues
• Determination of Applicable Law
• Applicable Substantive Law
• Transnational Rules, Lex Mercatoria and Trade Usages

Section E: Procedure and Evidence
• Law Governing the Arbitration Procedure
• Procedural Issues

Section F: Jurisdictional Issues
• Arbitrability
• Determination of Jurisdiction
• Provisional Measures

Section G: Award – form, content, challenge and enforcement
• Form and Content
• Finality and Challenges to Award
• Recognition and Enforcement

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour exam


15 Credits