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Cross-Border Commercial Dispute Resolution - Selected Aspects

Event Details

Time: Tuesday 1 May: 13:15-18:00
Wednesday 2 May: 10:00-17:30
Thursday 3 May: 10:30-12:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

This is a two day short course organised in conjunction with the University of Lausanne. It is designed for masters students specialising in the area of international dispute resolution. It includes presentations from practitioners and academics on cross-border litigation, commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, English business law, and collective redress as well as a visit and case study at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Course sessions

  • Future of judicial cooperation after Brexit
  • Litigating in the UK - practical aspects
  • Arbitrating commercial claims
  • Mandatory rules in litigation and arbitration
  • Comparative business law - features of English business law
  • Introduction and current issues in investment arbitration
  • Collective litigation and arbitration

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Royal Courts of Justice - session in a working court room and around the courts. Students will:

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens here
  • Prepare for and debate a point of law in the context of a real case which has been heard at the Royal Courts of Justice
  • The point of law to be debated can either link to: Joint Enterprise or an intellectual property right dispute
  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional (where possible)
  • Discover key spaces in the Royal Courts of Justice

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Course benefits

This course is unique as it introduces participants to a variety of issues arising in cross-border cases in a concise and engaging way. It includes the core elements of dispute resolution but also special areas such as collective litigation.

Teaching arrangements

Teaching will be seminar style with opportunities for class discussion and interaction. Practical examples and cases will be given. Reading lists, including reference to electronic materials, will be provided for each session.

All sessions will be taught in English. If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to have experience of studying in English at university level or to have achieved an appropriate score in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or an equivalent programme.

Fees and applying

The course fee is £200 (incl VAT) and covers:

  • Course materials
  • Lunch on day two
  • Refreshments (tea/coffee/water) during sessions
  • Visit to the Royal Courts of Justice


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