Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Past Course - not currently available

This was a five-day intensive course aimed at introducing participants to international commercial and investment arbitration. The course covered the foundations of arbitration, contractual issues, choice of law, appointment of arbitrators and their powers, conduct of proceedings and other procedural matters and the role of national courts.  By the end of the course it was expected that participants would possess a solid understanding of arbitration law and practice.

The course was aimed at legal practitioners with little, or no prior, knowledge of arbitration and alternative dispute settlement who wish to gain knowledge and skill that would allow them to pursue a career in this field. Moreover, it was also aimed at non-lawyers, such as engineers, who were considering working as technical experts or arbitrators. Finally, the course was suitable for law students interested in a specialisation in arbitration.

Language Requirement

Teaching was in English. Students needed to be fluent in written and verbal English and needed to be either a native speaker of English or have experience of studying in English at university level; or have achieved an appropriate level in one of the following certificates: TOEFL, IELTS; CAE; CPE; or equivalent.

Certificate Awarded

Following completion of the course, for which attendance was compulsory, participants received a Certificate (of Attendance) of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.

Course Director

Professor Ilias Bantekas
Brunel University and IALS Associate Research Fellow
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