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International Commercial Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course aims to equip students with the basic understanding of the law of arbitration to enable them to advise and represent parties in the arbitral process confidence. Legal concepts peculiar to arbitration viz. separability, arbitrability and kompetenz-kompetenz will be considered together with the procedural laws on the conduct of the arbitral process, the making and the enforcement of awards. Students will examine the UNCITRAL Model Law and the New York Convention, 1958. This course is most suited for students with some knowledge of the law of commercial transactions, shipping, banking, international sale of goods or construction.

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Course Convenor: A/P Gary F. Bell

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4029BV / LL5029BV / LL6029BV / LLJ5029BV

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: One Short Written Assignment 10%; Class Participation - 10% & 3-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 (3pm); Due: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 (6pm)]

Preclusions: LL4029V/LL4029AV/LC5262AV international Commercial Arbitration.
Note: Not open to LLM (IBL) in Sem 1 at NUS in Singapore if it is offered at ECUPL in Shanghai in Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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