305302 VU Advanced International Commercial Arbitration Practice

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 16.06.2021 Place course on memo list
VU Advanced International Commercial Arbitration Practice
VU 2

Understanding of the law of international commercial arbitration and ability to work with the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Improving research and writing skills with international materials necessary to the presentation of arguments in international arbitration.

Participants will also be prepared to take part in the Vis Moot Court in Vienna 2020/2021 as a team of the Innsbruck faculty of law.

"Advanced International Commercial Arbitration Practice"

The course will cover basic aspects of the law of international commercial arbitration. After an introduction into the subject (concept and juridical nature; types; regulatory framework) state regulation of international arbitration is discussed on the basis of the UNICITRAL Model Law. Then rules for the determination of the applicable law are presented, supplemented by an overview of relevant international and non-state rules like the CISG and the UNIDROIT PICC. The drafting of arbitration agreements is explained, followed by an analysis of procedural questions. Also, the possibilities to challenge an arbitral award before a state court and the ways to enforce an award are presented. Finally, students will be introduced to the drafting of submission in international arbitral proceedings.

Provisional sequence of classes:

1. Introduction to International Arbitration

2. Regulating International Commercial Arbitration - Key Issues

3. The Law Applicable to the Merits in International Arbitration

4. Arbitration Agreements

5. The Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings

6. The Arbitral Award

Lecture with discussion of case law.

Written exam at the end of the course.

Introductory: Brazil-David, Harmonization and Delocalization of International Commercial Arbitration, J. Int. Arb. 28:5 (2011), 445; Kerr, Arbitration and the Courts: The UNCITRAL Model Law, I. C. L. Q. 1985, 1.

Good knowldege of contract law; thorough proficiency of English language 

Class materials will be available online (OLAT).

Course starts in the second half of the semester (block teaching from the end of April  to June - 6 blocks with 5 x 45 min).

Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2021-04-16
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 1. Block Schwartze/Prantl
Mon 2021-04-19
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 2. Block Schwartze
Mon 2021-05-03
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 3. Block Schwartze/Prantl
Mon 2021-05-10
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 4. Block Nueber
Mon 2021-05-17
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 5. Block Prantl
Mon 2021-05-31
10.00 - 14.00 online (Zivilrecht) online (Zivilrecht) 6. Block Nueber