International Commercial Arbitration

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU credits: 
3
ECTS credits: 
6
Module: 
II
Module: 
III
Academic year: 
2009/2010
Academic year: 
2010/2011
Academic year: 
2011/2012
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Co-hosting Unit(s) [if applicable]: 
Department of Legal Studies
Instructor(s): 
Tibor Várady

The course covers the following major topics of international (private) dispute settlement: Approaches to dispute resolution (peace and/or justice, patterns of dispute resolution, methods of settling international trade disputes - litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, med-arb, mini-trial, fast-track arbitration); the language problem in international dispute resolution; The Standing of Arbitration within the Legal System (Arbitration versus courts and arbitration with the assistance of courts;  The sources of relevant norms);  The Authority of Arbitration Tribunals (The arbitration agreement as the cornerstone of the arbitration process; arbitrability); The Arbitrators (The arbitrators - Qualifying and Disqualifying Circumstances; Challenges; Appointment and appointing authorities);Focal Points in the Arbitration Process (Selected Elements of Procedure Before Arbitration Tribunals; The Award; Choice of Law Issues Before the Arbitrators; Arbitration and Provisional Measures; Costs); The Effects and Confines of Arbitral Awards (Deposit, Confirmation, Merger intoJudgement;  Res iudicata and litispendence; Court Control Over the Award, Setting Aside, Recognition and Enforcement.

Required reading:

Tibor Várady, John J. Barceló, III, Arthur T. von Mehren, INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, West Publ, Fifth Edition 2012

Documents Supplement to Tibor Várady, John J. Barceló, III, Arthur T. von Mehren, INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION,  West Publ., 2012, Fifth Edition.