This course deals in depth with the process of international commercial arbitration, which is one of the major growth areas of legal practice and the most widely used dispute resolution method in international business.

This course is concerned with using arbitration to resolve international commercial disputes. The course first analyses the nature of an arbitration, then the basic concepts in international commercial arbitration and considers how it has developed into a coherent global system to resolve disputes in cross-border transactions. The nature and history of the major international instruments governing international arbitration are explained. The relationship between an international commercial arbitration and judicial proceedings before a national court is analysed. The legal systems relating to an international commercial arbitration and the resulting award are considered. The course then addresses the practice and procedure of an international arbitration from the viewpoint both of legal representatives of the parties and of the members of an arbitral tribunal from the time of the dispute arising up to the making of the award.  The course also considers the global enforcement regime for an international commercial arbitration award. The course includes a brief introduction to investment treaty arbitration, by way of comparison with international commercial arbitration, and an explanation of the issues involved in drafting a valid and binding international arbitration dispute resolution clause.

Topic: 
Dispute Resolution
Duration: 
Intensive - 4 days
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD
Cost: 
$2,260 (incl. GST)

Topics covered

  • advantages and disadvantages of international commercial arbitration
  • how the 'system' of international commercial arbitration has developed
  • commencement of the process
  • the hearing
  • the award
  • challenging and enforcing the award
  • drafting an effective clause in a commercial contract

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

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This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Ms Lucy Martinez

Lucy Martinez is an independent counsel and arbitrator with extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in international disputes relating to investment treaties and contracts, including in AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations; reviewing draft dispute resolution clauses in contracts; sitting as arbitrator (sole, co- and presiding) in ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC disputes; and advising on various international pro bono projects.

Industry experience includes energy (oil, gas, electricity, mining), telecommunications, satellite technology, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, trademarks, shipping, gambling and leisure sectors.