International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Module code: LAW7047-B

This module will deconstruct the process of dispute resolution in the national and international domains. The principles that lay the foundations of the various forms of Alternative (or appropriate) Dispute Resolution (ADR) will be covered. Once a thorough understanding is achieved specific focus will be placed on instances where ADR, litigation and the conflict of laws have arisen in a practical context. This module aims to provide an understanding of the legal challenges and the key issues regarding international commercial dispute resolution. Students will develop a critical understanding of the interaction between the commercial environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks in which disputes are resolved. This module is an important element of the LLM Technology and Artificial Intelligence Law programme because the practical significance of conflict of laws issues that are associated with the application of technology in legal practice; it is part of the LLM International Corporate Law and Governance programme because of the practical significance of resolution of corporate disputes via litigation or arbitration or other schemes of dispute resolution; part of the LLM International Banking and Financial Technology Law programme because of conflict of laws issues linked to the use of legal technologies as an emerging platform for resolving legal disputes associated to financial transactions; part of the LLM International Commercial Law, due to the use of litigation, arbitration and mediation as schemes for resolving legal disputes related to commerce and trade; and part of the LLM International Legal Studies as one of the significant traditional and practical areas of legal study that students could explore. This module is also suitable for any other postgraduate programme where knowledge of legal technologies can contribute towards achieving the programme aims. Download the PDF for LAW7047-B_2023_4.pdf