International Litigation and Arbitration

This course is intended to acquaint students with the legal challenges relating to the international dimension of litigating commercial disputes before state courts and in arbitration. It focuses on international and European law sources, including the Brussels Ibis Regulation, the Rome I and II Regulations, the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, and the New York Convention on the Recognition of Arbitral Awards.  Special attention is given to the means of anticipating problems in contractual stipulations such as choice of court clauses, choice-of-law clauses and arbitration clauses.

The topics that are covered in the course include the following:

  •  Jurisdiction of State courts over international commercial disputes
  • Enforcement of choice of court agreements
  • Cross-Border provisional and protective measures
  • Choice of the applicable law in contract and tort matters
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments International arbitration
  • Validity and effects of arbitration agreements
  • Drafting and enforcement of arbitration agreements
  • Applicable law and procedure in arbitration
  • Challenge, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards