Module 1 International Arbitration

Module 1 International Arbitration - Law Practice and Procedure (Virtual)

Start Date: 6 September 2021
Attendance Dates: 25 September, 16 October, 13 November 2021
*Assessment Date: 2 December 2021

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What is the aim of the course?

To provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an International Arbitration, using legislation based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law, regional Arbitration law, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. The course focuses on legal principles, practice and procedure in International Arbitration. It is suitable for anyone wishing to understand this topic generally, for example as a party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow of CIArb, and for those who aim to practise as an International Arbitrator.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no pre-requisite entry requirements for this course. English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94- 101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

What is covered within the syllabus? 

  • Dispute Resolution Processes – An Overview
  • A History of Arbitration
  • The Arbitration Act 1996
  • Choices Available to Parties
  • The Arbitration Agreement and Commencement
  • Appointing an Arbitral Tribunal
  • The Arbitral Tribunal: Independence and Impartiality
  • The Arbitral Tribunal: Jurisdiction and Powers
  • The Arbitral Tribunal: Duties and Procedural Choices
  • Procedures: Pleadings, Documents and Evidence
  • Procedures: Applications to the Tribunal
  • Procedures: The Hearing
  • Remedies, Costs, Interest and Currency Awards
  • The Role of the State Court

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, assessment must be undertaken at home. Candidates will have 48 consecutive hours to complete the exam within 5 days whilst relevant governmental restrictions subsist.

What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £1080 per participant. The fee includes registration on the course and study materials.

*Assessment fee is not included, must be registered and paid for separately.

What is CIArb’s policy on cancellation of courses?

CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date. Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change. If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.

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