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Conflict of Laws in Int'l Commercial Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   13 June 2022


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course will focus in detail on the instances in which resort to conflict of laws is necessary in the international arbitration context. The objective of this course is to allow participants to realise on how many occasions both State courts and arbitrators will need to report a conflict of laws analysis despite the claim that conflict of laws issues are not relevant in the international commercial arbitration context. Participants will first be taught to identify what conflict of laws rules may apply and will then be given hypothetical cases and will be asked to critically examine whether a solution can be found that does not require a conflict of laws approach.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Professor Franco Ferrari

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4295 / LL5295 / LL6295 / LLJ5295

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 1 - 3: 9 Jan - 27 Jan 2023 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 3pm - 6pm] *Make-up for 23 Jan on Sat, 14 Jan (1- 4pm)

Mode of Assessment: Research Paper - 100% [Due: Fri, 3 March 2023 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4295V/LL5295V/LL6295V/LLJ5295V Conflict of Laws in Int'l Commercial Arbitration

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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