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The Role of the Arbitrator in Solving Complex Choice of Law Issues

Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 6, 2024

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Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6, 2024
6:00 PM to 9:10 PM

Professors: Horacio A. Grigera Naón and Bjorn Arp

This course covers practical aspects of choice-of-law problems in international arbitration related to the procedure and the merits. The course analyzes a diverse array of arbitral awards to teach the various choice-of-law approaches observed by international commercial arbitrators when making applicable law or rules of law determinations. By looking at actual arbitral practice, this approach allows to obtain a solid understand of the evolution over time of some general rules and principles applicable to the choice-of-law that substantially differ from the classical approach. The course also aims to contrast the choice-of-law reasoning of arbitrators with those of national courts of law when confronted with the same or similar issues.

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For Information about this course:

Please contact

Bjorn Arp at

(202) 274-4346