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China and International Arbitration
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
China’s expanding influence has been accompanied by a maturing of its legal framework for arbitration, as well as an increasingly active role in investor-state dispute settlement. This course undertakes a detailed examination of all facets of commercial arbitration in China, set within the context of China’s transformational economic rise. It also explores salient issues that arise in commercial and investor-state arbitrations involving Chinese parties or China. Attention will be drawn to the import and impact of recent developments, including the South China Sea and the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as China’s relationship with India, ASEAN and the US.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Senior Fellow Jonathan Lim

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4458V / LL5458V / LL6458V / LLJ5458V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10%; Short Paper - 20%; 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 70% [Release: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 (9am); Due: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 (3pm)]

Preclusions: LL4458/LL5458/LL6458/LLJ5458 China and International Arbitration

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

Co-requisite: International Commercial Arbitration LL4029/LL4029V/LL4029AV/LL4029BV; LL5029/LL5029V/LL5029AV/LL5029BV/ LLJ5029BV LC5029/LC5262/LC5262V/LC5262AV/LC5262BV LL6029/LL6029V/LL6029AV/LL6029BV

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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