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Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Started Jun 5, 2023

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Full course description

The valuation of damages in an international arbitration is one of the most important phases of the procedure. Many lawyers leave this process completely to economists and other experts without trying to understand the valuation process.  However, the damages analysis, the expert’s preparation, and the lawyer’s ability to advocate on damages at a hearing can be limited if the lawyer does not partner with the expert to prepare the damages case.  In this course, students and practitioners will learn how to select a damages expert, understand the expert’s valuation techniques, and work with that expert to build a well-supported damages model (or identify flaws in the adversary’s model).


This 12-hour course provides practical knowledge to understand the determination of damages and compensation in international commercial and investment arbitration.  Students are guided from the preliminary stages of an arbitration to cover each aspect of the valuation process: identifying data and key assumptions, choice of methods, value, determination, and interest accrual.

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For payments with credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts, the tuition cost includes a non-refundable 4% administrative fee. In case an eligible refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%. 

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