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Principles of Commercial Arbitration Law

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Paul Todd
Academic year

Module overview

In commerce, arbitration is often the preferred method of resolving commercial disputes. Disputes relating to international trade, foreign investments, insurance and reinsurance, and construction are commonly resolved by arbitration, as are disputes under a charterparty, a bill of lading or a ship sale agreement.

Arbitration agreements may make their own provision for applicable law and procedure, but often refer to arbitration under a specified set of arbitration rules.

The module covers the main principles adopted in English law. The English law was largely, but not entirely, codified in the Arbitration Act 1996, giving effect to many fundamental principles, which are accepted internationally. The application of the main provisions of the 1996 Act therefore forms the backbone of the course.

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