The continuing integration of the world economy and growth in the volume of the cross-border commercial transactions generate increasing number of transnational disputes. Business conflicts in the international arena present various risks, difficulties and complex legal questions. To manage these conflicts is a challenging task that requires specialized up-to-date knowledge, familiarity with different legal cultures, and innovative professional skills.


In order to respond to the increasing demand for specialized teaching in international dispute resolution, Kozminski University, together with number of experienced partners, offers a summer course on “Transnational Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration”.
The course provides students at an advanced level of their legal studies, as well as young practitioners with a top-quality training, an investigation of principles and rules governing transnational disputes in commercial matters.



The Course


The language of instruction is English

The first part of the course is devoted to transnational litigation. Starting point will be the analysis of EU judicial cooperation on civil matters (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice) as based on Title V of the Treaty on Functioning of the European Union. Specific attention will be devoted to contract law and commercial disputes, examining the criteria for the determination of jurisdiction of courts on transnational disputes. Moreover, temporary and provisional measures and issues of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments will be discussed.
The second part will address international arbitration as an alternative to litigation before state courts. The course will tackle the validity of party’s choice to arbitrate as contained in the arbitration agreement through reference to national and international case-law. The teaching will also focus on the constitution of the arbitral tribunal and on arbitral procedure, with a specific analysis of Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

To allow participants to develop legal reasoning and to interact, lectures will be combined with case-studies and interactive activities with the direct involvement of specialized lawyers, experts, arbitrators and academics. Additionally, a final conference will provide participants with an overview of career opportunities in international arbitration and a networking reception.