Section Description Provided by Instructor
NOTE: First class meeting will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
The seminar focuses on the law and practice of international commercial arbitration, including a detailed discussion on the validity and enforcement of an agreement to arbitrate; the network of international treaties, laws and rules applicable to international arbitration; the appointment and composition of an arbitral tribunal; powers and duties of arbitrators and the jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals; organization and conduct of the arbitral proceedings; the role, intervention and cooperation of national courts before and during the arbitration; the rendering of an arbitral award and its challenge before the courts of the place where the award was rendered; and the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
In addition to serve as an introduction to the law and practice of international commercial arbitration, the seminar pays special attention to recent developments in Latin America, with particular emphasis on the bilateral investment treaties concluded by Latin American countries with capital-exporting countries, giving rise to international arbitration under the ICSID (Washington) Convention of 1965.
W 10:10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Maximum 15 students; First class meeting is on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.