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261.6 sec. 1 - International Arbitration Colloquium (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Jan H. Dalhuisen  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 1
Meeting Time: W 2:05-3:25
Meeting Location: 12

Course Start: January 08, 2013
Course End: March 08, 2014
Class Number (1Ls): 49801 (section 2)
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49799

This is a one unit course that will be given weekly between Jan. 8 and March 8. It will explore 8 specific (and controversial) international arbitration topics: the delocalisation theory and its consequences for the power and status of international arbitrators; the meaning of precedent, consistency, and appellate jurisdiction; the difference between commercial, financial and investment arbitrations; the applicabnle private and regulatory laws; legal transnationalisation in both areas and its meaning; the reasoning of international arbitrators; the issues of independence and impartyicality, accountability, transparency and supervision of international arbitrators; and the possible role and shape of international arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US and EU.

Professor Dalhuisen is a Professor of Law at King's College London and at the Catholic University in Lisbon and since 1998 has been a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley (where he also graduated), lately focussing on transnationalisation and international arbitration and earlier on international finance. He is a practising international arbitrator, served in major international cases, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and Member of the Panel of ICSID Arbitrators. He has written on the subject, amongst others with Professor Guzman. Formerly, he was a senior investment banker and practising lawyer, Member of the NY Bar.

None, but some prior arbitration eductaion is helpful.

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This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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