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This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of international commercial arbitration, which has become a principal form of international dispute resolution. The course will focus on key issues in international commercial arbitration, including basic principles involved in legal theories and the practice surrounding international arbitration. As its central theme, the course analyses the UNCITRAL Model Law and procedural rules required in international commercial arbitration. The course will also cover in brief the investor-State arbitration and the pivotal role of arbitration in resolving disputes in international commerce and business.

The course is a specialist subject for those with a strong interest in international arbitration and dispute resolution. It is important for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of international commerce and business as a lawyer, arbitrator, or operator.

Main Topics

UNCITRAL model law;

International arbitration agreements;

International arbitration institutions;

Appointment and qualification of arbitrators;

Provisional measures in arbitration;

Choice of law in international arbitration;

International arbitral awards;

Investor-State arbitration

Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Completion of 36 UOC of JURD courses including Resolving Civil Disputes (JURD7271/JURD7211) for students enrolled prior to 2013. For students enrolled after 2013, completion of 72 UOC of JURD courses including RCD (JURD7271).

Course Outline

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