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KDEC 2185 - International commercial arbitration

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Contract Law.

Course Description

The course offers an introduction to international commercial arbitration. Its main purpose is to discuss the interactions and tensions between State power and the power of private parties in relation to the regulation and functioning of international arbitration throughout its main characteristics: arbitrability, scope of the arbitration agreement, jurisdiction of arbitrators (compared to jurisdiction of state courts), law applicable to the arbitral proceedings, law applicable to the merits, challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards.


FERNANDEZ ARROYO, Diego (Professeur permanent à Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

Interactive seminars.

Course validation

Eamen oral à la fin du cours.


Readings (certain number of extracts of articles and of textbooks will be provided), resolution of practical cases, internal moot.

Required reading

Articles, arbitral awards and documents, and judgments will be provided

Additional required reading

  • Nigel Blackaby, Constantine Partasides, Alan Redfern, Martin Hunter, Redfern & Hunter on International Arbitration (6th ed., Oxford, 2015)
  • Gary Born, International Commercial Arbitration (2nd ed., Kluwer Law International, 2014)
  • Emmanuel Gaillard, Legal Theory of International Arbitration (Brill, 2010) [also in French, Aspects philosophiques du droit de l'arbitrage international (Brill, 2008)]