The course will provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an International (ie. non- domestic) 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, process, practice and procedure in International Arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand this topic generally, for example as a party, 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 learning outcomes?
On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:
• Define what is meant by the term ‘International’ Arbitration;
• Identify, explain and apply the legal procedural principles, rules and agreements relevant to the conduct of an International Arbitration;
• The legal framework, including limitations of matters that may be legally arbitrated;
• The contractual nature of the appointment of an Arbitrator;
• The range and limitations of an Arbitrator’s powers and jurisdiction;
• The rights, duties and responsibilities of a party to an Arbitration;
• The methods of initiating and processing an Arbitration;
• The relevance of the court regarding all stages in an Arbitration;
• The requirements of an enforceable Award;
• Evaluate and apply the principles and legal requirements of an International Arbitration;
• Evaluate issues and apply the principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law as well as a regional Arbitration law, appropriately;
• Demonstrate practical skill in carrying out the tasks required in preparing for and progressing an International Arbitration;
• Demonstrate skill in controlling an International Arbitration, communicating effectively with the parties, applying the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and adopting appropriate procedures.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials.
The course date advertised is the start date of the course when candidates will be required to start their private study of reading NOT when they attend tutorials. The virtual tutorial dates are listed on the Course Schedule.
How will I be assessed?
This assessment is completed via LearnADR, CIArb's online learning platform. Candidates will be given 48 hours within a 5 day window to submit their answers online. Candidates must achieve a minimum overall mark of 65% to pass the assessment.
The Examination fee is not included in the course fee. It must be registered and paid for separately. The examination fee is £174 inclusive of VAT.
Results are dispatched to candidates normally twelve weeks from the deadline date of the submission. Candidates will be informed of any delays.
What is my next step when I complete the course?
On successful completion of this course, candidates:
• may progress onto Module 2 or 3 of the International Arbitration pathway. (eligibility dependent)
• will be eligible to apply for Member grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits.
To unlock this course/assessment, you need to have at least one of the below prerequisites completed
No additional courses are unlocked by this course
No additional Membership Grades are unlocked by this course