MVV124K International Commercial Arbitration

Faculty of Law
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Masood Ahmed (seminar tutor), doc. JUDr. Jiří Valdhans, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Jiří Valdhans, Ph.D.
Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV124K/01: Mon 8. 4. 15:05–16:35 258, 16:40–18:10 258, Tue 9. 4. 13:30–15:00 034, 18:15–19:45 208, Wed 10. 4. 11:10–12:40 025, Thu 11. 4. 8:00–9:30 133
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Identify the nature of arbitration
2. Identify the nature of international commercial arbitration
3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of choosing international commercial arbitration as a means of dispute resolution
4. Understand the nature of ad hoc and institutional arbitration
5. Identify and understand important international arbitral conventions and rules
6. Apply your knowledge to problem and essay questions.
  • 1.
  • a. Nature of international commercial arbitration and types of international arbitration
  • b. Nature of the Arbitration Agreement
  • 2.
  • a. Applicable laws, theoretical aspects and the role of the courts
  • b. The Arbitral Tribunal
  • 3.
  • Powers and duties of the Arbitral Tribunal/Competence-Competence
  • 4.
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (The New York Convention)
  • Students will be provided with: 1. Detailed lecture hand-outs, 2. Seminar materials, 3. Copies of relevant journal articles
Teaching methods
Students will receive lectures, read and engage with required and further reading, and make presentations. Students will be required to undertake wider reading from a number of sources apart from textbooks. This will include reading international conventions and rules (such as the New York Convention, the UN Model Law, the ICC Rules on International Commercial Arbitration etc) as well as journal articles. Students will be required to consider essay and problem questions and to apply abstract concepts to them in a legal context and to discuss these during seminars.
Assessment methods
The summative assessment is a 2000 word essay. The essay title will be set by the lecturer.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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