Next session November 21  december 5, 2021

International arbitration is a process of dispute resolution involving parties from different countries, which  allows the parties to avoid local court procedures. Furthermore,  international arbitration has different rules  from domestic arbitration, and it has its own non-country-specific standards of ethical conduct. As such, international relations shape to a certain extent  the formation of the  international arbitration panel. International arbitration ensures the participation of non-state parties (businesses and private individuals) in international dispute settlement, which enriches international law ».

The sessions are sanctioned by a “session certificate in international arbitration and procedure”. 


Modalities : 

  • The lectures are delivered though videoconference during the afternoon 16.00- 20.00
  • Enrollment fees : 2000 €


Coordinator : 

Dr Ghada M. Awada

An international Arbitrator and a Fulbright Scholar at North Carolina State University (NCSU-2016), Advisor to the former Lebanese Prime Minister, researcher at the Lebanese Army Research Strategic Studies Center Appreciation Award (2017, 2020,  holder of a Ph.D. International Relations and Diplomacy from CEDS and  of a Ph.D. in English and Applied Linguistics from URV-Spain, Developer of AUB Arbitration certificate program and of LAU English for Lawyers program. Author of several publications related to arbitration


The Arbitration Law and Procedure Course consists of the following four modules:

  • Module1: Arbitration as a Process

This module provides participants with the key concepts, overview, and skills needed for a successful arbitration process. It presents the adversarial approach which aims at replacing the judicial system with a “fast and final » resolution of disagreements and explains what arbitration vis á vis other forms of dispute resolution is.

  • Module 2: Role of Arbitrator

This module presents the role of the arbitrator to find justice and to rule swiftly and impartially.  Upon the completion of the module, participants will be taught the basic skills necessary to conduct a preliminary conference, issue prehearing orders, establish a discovery schedule, resolve discovery disputes and deal with attempted delays.

  • Module 3: International Arbitration

This module intends to teach the participants how to determine the applicable law. The module teaches transnational rules, lex mercatoria and trade usages. It teaches arbitration and presents the kinds of arbitration such as Binding, Non-binding, and Quasi-binding.

  • Module 4: Arbitration Award and Panel Formation

This module intends to teach the participants how to preside at an arbitration hearing, render the award and avoid prejudicial conduct during the hearing and after the award.  The participants will also be oriented towards real life application of the skills taught in the course and impressed with the incredible importance of ethical conduct.


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