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International Commercial Arbitration - LAWS6060

Year - 2020

This unit introduces students to the preferred method of resolving international commercial disputes. It aims primarily to: (a) outline key principles in the law of international commercial arbitration, and (b) discuss a range of cutting-edge legal issues raised in international commercial arbitration, to nurture a sophisticated understanding of the historical development and likely future path of international commercial arbitration. In doing so the unit also briefly compares the burgeoning field of treaty-based investor-state arbitration (examined in more detail in LAWS6916 International Investment Law). This unit considers how international commercial arbitration relates to litigation and ADR, surveys some of the most important transnational and Australian 'legislative' instruments, and introduces major trends. It goes on to consider in detail specific issues including the arbitration agreement; the constitution of the arbitral tribunal; applicable law issues, including consideration of the law governing the arbitration, the role of the seat, and the role of national courts; procedure in international arbitration; the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; the role of arbitral institutions; the arbitral award and challenges to the award; and recognition and enforcement of the award.

May 14, 15 & 21, 22 (9-5)

Option 1: 4000wd essay (50%) and 1.5hr exam (50%) or Option 2: 3hr exam (100%)

Additional information
This is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students. Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


LAWS3437 or LAWS5137


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive June

25 May 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 12 Jun 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Chester Brown, Prof Luke Nottage
HECS Band: 3
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