International Arbitration

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The objectives of this course are to promote academic education and to
encourage critical and independent thinking. Upon completion of the
course, the student will be able to practice professionally in the field
of arbitration. To this effect, the course discusses realistic problems
so that students will be able to resolve such legal problems on a sound
theoretical and pragmatic basis.

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The focus of the course is on commercial arbitration. There will be some
discussion of procedural aspects of international investment
arbitration. Students are expected to be familiar with basic concepts of
private international law.
The course focuses on a combination of practical and theoretical issues.
While some elements are taught on a structured, theoretical setting
(i.e. the workings of a typical international arbitration law), other
components of the course are taught on the basis of practical, real-
life, examples (such as drafting appropriate arbitration clauses).


Written exam and paper

Vereiste voorkennis

Exchange students - Reasonable knowledge of civil law of procedure and
private international law.


Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration, Student Version


This course is available for regular students only.

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The Master’s graduate has thorough knowledge and understanding of the
main areas of international business law.

The Master’s graduate understands the relationships between the main
areas of international business law and recognizes which legal issues
are involved and how these influence each other.

The Master’s graduate knows who the actors of the international business
law environment are and how they interact with each other, while
acknowledging legal and cultural differences. The Master’s graduate
understands the role of governments and the horizontal economic
relationships between them, the vertical relationship between them and
private business and, finally, the horizontal relationships between
private companies. Consequently, the graduate discerns the legal
position of various parties and understands how the conduct of these
parties can influence legal positions.

The Master’s graduate possesses analytical skills to apply acquired
knowledge and insights to concrete problems in the area of IBL.

The Master’s graduate ‘translates’ practical problems into legally
manageable problems.

The Master’s graduate can analyse and assess scholarly literature, case
law and legal and policy documents and critically reflect upon them.

The Master’s graduate shows evidence of an independent, critical
attitude with regard to existing theories and knowledge.

The Master’s graduate possesses the necessary knowledge of research
methodologies in international law and the necessary research skills to
independently prepare and carry out a jurisprudential study of some
size. The Master’s graduate can critically assess the value of research
findings, draw conclusions from them and relate research results to
theoretical debates within the domain and adjust them when necessary.

The Master’s graduate should be able to analyse complex issues in
relation to international business and make useful legal
recommendations. A Master’s graduate can formulate an independent and
well-substantiated opinion on complex legal issues and take a
substantiated position within the existing debates on various
international business law topics.

The Master’s graduate should have the ability to present orally and/or
in writing the setup, research methodology, theoretical foundations and
findings of their research to both experts and non-experts. The Master’s
graduate has a good command of English legal terms which are used within
international business law.

The Master’s graduate has a self-critical attitude that enables them to
independently acquire new knowledge and to improve their analytical,
research and communicative skills.

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Vakcoördinator I.C. Ciobanasu LLM
Examinator I.C. Ciobanasu LLM

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