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International Arbitration & the New York Convention
Last Updated Date:   19 June 2023

2.5 Units,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards provides for the international enforcement of arbitral awards. Considered as the most successful international convention in international private law, the Convention now has 164 Contracting States and more than 2,500 court decisions interpreting and applying the Convention (as of June 2020). The course will analyze and compare the most important of those decisions. It will offer a unique insight in treaty design, statutory enactments, varying court approaches, and the practice of international arbitration. The course materials will be made available at

Course Convenor: Visiting Prof George A. Bermann


Course Codes: LL4383Z / LL5383Z / LL6383Z / LLJ5383Z

Contact Hours: 18 hour intensive held during Recess Week

Workload: Recess Week Intensive: Dates: Sat, 23 Sep - Wed, 27 Sep 2023 [Sat, 23 Sep (9-1pm); Mon 25 (9am-2pm); Tue, 26 Sep (9am - 2pm) & Wed, 27 Sep (9am - 1pm)]]

Mode of Assessment: Research Paper - 100% [Due: Wed, 1 Nov 2023 (9pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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