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International Arbitration (LAWS 5115)

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An advanced course covering the current status of arbitration as a dispute settlement mechanism in international affairs. This course will cover the use of arbitration as a means of resolving international disputes: a) between private parties; b) between private and governmental parties; and c) between governments. It will cover possible forums and rules of arbitral dispute resolution and the problems of the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Special aspects of dispute resolution in certain geographical and subject areas will be covered as will be the problem of sovereign immunity. Disputes arising from multinational business transactions will be focused on as will be maritime, environmental, and border disputes.


Prof. Stephen Anway

Prof. Stephen Anway is co-head of Investment Arbitration, a partner in Squire Patton Boggs' world-ranked International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and a member of their Global Board. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the international law department at Case Western Reserve University School of Law – ranked one of the top 10 international law programs in the US – where he teaches a full 13-week doctrinal course every year on international arbitration. Stephen is also the General Editor of the Global Arbitration Review’s “UCIA – Universal Citation in International Arbitration.”


Douglas Pilawa

Prof. Douglas Pilawa is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He serves as counsel in both international commercial arbitrations and international investment treaty arbitrations. Douglas acts in disputes in a wide range of sectors, including construction, aerospace, telecoms and energy. He recently represented several LNG gas buyers in price review arbitrations under long-term, take-or-pay contracts. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.


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