- The main purpose of the course is to make students able to deal with the most typical cases considered by the arbitral tribunals worldwide, to make research, prepare and represent legal argumentation based on the critical analysis of legal concepts. This course also serves as a platform for preparation of students eager to participate in international commercial arbitration moot courts, mainly Willem С. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
- Ability to search, analyze, and work with legally relevant information by using the juridical, comparative and other specific methods, Ability to describe legal problems and situations occurring in professional sphere.
- Ability to work in international legal environment, apply international arbitration law in day-to-day legal activity; Ability to identify legal issues and develop most effective and accurate legal solutions for such issues, develop problem-oriented and client-oriented approaches;
- Key peculiarities of international arbitration procedure, including commencement of arbitration, selection and appointment of arbitrators, taking evidence in arbitration, nature of arbitral award, it’s recognition and enforcement. Application of the key concepts of international arbitration; Practical skills of legal research and analysis of case law and legal doctrine;
- Overall understanding of the nature of international arbitration as a dispute settlement mechanism; Regulatory framework of international arbitration, including local, foreign and international regulation; Essential characteristics of international arbitration, including issues related to interconnection between arbitration and national state courts;
- Practical skills of development and presentation of legal position in English; Legal drafting skills, including in part related to drafting of arbitration agreements, legal opinions and procedural documents;
- Practical skills required for participation in moot court competitions. Ability to work with information (search, evaluate, use information from various sources, including application of the systematic approach, necessary to fulfil scientific and professional tasks);
- Introduction to International Arbitration
- Essence and Principles of International Commercial Arbitration
- Institutional and Ad Hoc Arbitration
- Arbitration Agreement
- Applicable Law in International Commercial Arbitration: General Overview
- On-line part: the course on “International Law in Action: the arbitration of international disputes” (Universiteit Leiden) available at https://www.coursera.org/learn/arbitration-international-disputes
- Active participation in seminars. Online.
- Intermediate test (case study). Online.written 45-minute in-class test consists of one or two open questions covering topics described in syllabus or written analysis of case / problem suggested by the course instructor
- Moot court. Online.Students participate in a moot court by preparing written position on behalf of one of the parties of the dispute, experts or judges (arbitrators), as well as by oral presentation of the prepared position during the class.
- Examination (written). Online.written 60-minute in-class exam consists of one or two open questions covering topics described in syllabus and written analysis of case / problem suggested by the course instructor
- 2021/2022 2nd module0.25 * Moot court. Online. + 0.25 * Active participation in seminars. Online. + 0.25 * Examination (written). Online. + 0.25 * Intermediate test (case study). Online.
- Comparative international commercial arbitration, Lew, J. D. M., 2003
- International arbitration : cases and materials, Born, G. B., 2015
- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. (2012). UNCITRAL 2012 Digest of Case Law on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. United Nations Publications.