This online course provides you with an understanding of the general principles of international arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. It also introduces you to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in international arbitration.
If you are new to the field of international arbitration and you want to learn about its benefits to users, then this is the ideal course for you.
This course enables you to:
- Understand the background to international arbitration.
- Describe the process and procedure of international arbitration.
- Grasp international arbitration in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.
- Compare dispute resolution procedures.
- Learn the fundamental principles of the international arbitration process.
The syllabus covers:
- Comparison of dispute resolution procedures.
- Fundamental principles of the international arbitration process.
- The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.
- Arbitration rules: time-limited, institutional, industry standards, industry schemes and ad hoc agreements.
- Arbitration procedures: documents only and oral hearings.
- The legal framework: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws, and procedural rules.
- The arbitration agreement.
- Commencement of the arbitration.
- An arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers.
- The arbitration process: obligations of the tribunal, responsibilities, and obligations of the parties.
- Managing the arbitration process: communications, preliminary meeting, interlocutory matters, dealing with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents including an introduction to the IBA Guidelines.
- Presenting the claim and the defence: alternative methods.
- Procedure at a typical hearing, including contrasting common and civil law jurisdictions.
- Costs and interest: alternative approaches in different jurisdictions.
- Essentials of an enforceable award.
Once you have successfully completed this course and the accompanying assessment, you will achieve important outcomes including being able to:
- Manage the arbitration process including communications, the preliminary meeting, and interlocutory matters.
- Deal with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents including an introduction to the IBA Guidelines.