20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the students to the international arbitration legal framework based on the 1958 UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention). It offers a systematic study of the international arbitration system, focusing on many important legal issues and processes including, among others, enforcement of arbitration agreements, selecting and challenging arbitrators, choosing the procedure and applicable law in arbitral proceedings, and enforcement of the arbitration awards. In particular, the module will not limit the discussions to any single country's arbitration law and practice, but will instead present arbitration as a transnational phenomenon and thus enable the students to analyse relevant legal issues from a truly international perspective.

Staff Contact: ZHANG TIETIE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

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