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Basics of International Commercial Arbitration

Learn the theoretical & practical application of Indian Arbitration Law, Model Law, & NYC.

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Adjunct Professor, NUJS Kolkata & Visiting Professor, NLSIU Bangalore
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12 Hours
100% Live Training
3 Weeks

Orientation Session Video

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The ever-growing demand for international commercial arbitration as a principal method of dispute resolution across the global landscape has resulted in the need for practitioners, industry professionals, business executives, and most importantly, law students to get equipped with the industry knowledge of practice, procedure, and legal framework of international commercial arbitration. Unfortunately, the current law school curriculum is restricted only to the defined tenets of Alternative Dispute Resolution courses and arbitration is taught summarily as a part of it with barely any emphasis on international commercial arbitration.

Therefore, WizLaw Academy brings an exclusive and industry relevant skill-based course on international commercial arbitration focused on theoretical and practical underpinnings of international commercial arbitration, offering participants in-depth knowledge and understanding of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration along with industry insights from one of the leading practitioners in the field of international commercial arbitration. This course aims to be a systematic and comprehensive journey for the participants taking them through the main steps and phases of an international commercial arbitration proceeding observed from the viewpoints of all the stakeholders involved.

The speciality of this course lies in its pedagogy, where a collaborative, interactive and live lectures format following the Socratic method will be employed to deliver the course. The reading material for this course is specially curated by the instructor keeping in mind the requirements of the industry to aid a deeper understanding of concepts related to arbitration and their application in real life scenarios. The course will also comprise guest lectures from eminent personalities and practitioners in the field of international commercial arbitration hailing from leading arbitral institutes, law firms, and organisations across the world.

The course aims to examine a broad range of legal and practical issues pertaining to the arbitration agreement, arbitrators, arbitral proceedings, and arbitral awards. The course will be taught on the touchstone of relevant international treaties and conventions such as the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, the New York Convention, and other soft laws such as IBC Rules on Taking Evidence, etc. along with a comprehensive comparative analysis of jurisprudence evolved in different legal systems. The course will delineate on niche aspects such as counsel ethics, independence and impartiality of arbitrators, provisions for interim relief, etc.

Highlights of the Course

Live sessions with extensive Q&A

Industry tailored reading material

Case study based application of arbitration law

Short Assignments and Take-Home Exam

Insight into real arbitration practice

Taught by leading practitioners

Certificate signed by the course instructor


What will you learn?


Beyond the classroom

International commercial arbitration beyond the defined tenets of ADR and Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 taught in law schools.


Learning by doing

Analysis of case studies and practical problems to aid deeper understanding of concepts and their application in real life scenarios.


Comparative study

Indian jurisprudence compared with other countries and the practical application of the Model Law and the New York Convention.

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Why learn the Basics of International Commercial Arbitration?

Limitations of law school teaching

Most law schools teach the extensive subject of ADR as a composite subject in a single semester.

Learn from the Expert

The course is taught by a fine expert in the field of international arbitration. The instructions are rooted in his experience of over two decades in the field.

Explore the potential

Arbitration is one of the fastest growing areas of law. ADR methods are already in vogue.


What will be the training syllabus?

Session 0 90 minutes

Orientation & Introduction to Instructor and Course Cohort

Session 1 90 minutes

Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration

Session 2 90 minutes

Arbitration and Domestic Law

Session 3 90 minutes

The Arbitration Agreement

Session 4 90 minutes

Applicable Law and Rules

Session 5 90 minutes

Appointment of Arbitrators and Challenges

Session 6 90 minutes

Interim Measures

Session 7 90 minutes

Arbitration Proceedings

Session 8 90 minutes

Setting Aside and Enforcement of Awards

8 Live classes of 90 min each. (Mon, Wed & Fri 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

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Who should take this course?

Law students

Fresh graduates

Young practitioners

Industry professionals

In house counsels

Law enthusiasts


Who will be your teacher?


Ajar Rab

Adjunct Professor, NUJS Kolkata & Visiting Professor, NLSIU Bangalore

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Jonathan Lim

Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Guest Faculty

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course will enable you to transition into an active arbitration practice, understand the proceedings and procedures of an arbitration, and equip you to succeed at internships and interviews.

Course is exclusively designed and curated by a leading practitioner keeping in mind the requirements of the legal industry and the missing links in the curriculum of law schools on arbitration. The methodology adopted is similar to that of a seminar course in a National Law School. The intent is to actually foster real learning as opposed to issuing a mere certificate like other platforms.

The teaching will be like a real class and you are free to ask as many doubts through out each session. You will also have access to the course instructor outside the classroom to clarify any doubts.

Each class will be recorded and the recording will be available till the start of the next session.

Reading material for the entire course will be uploaded on the dedicated platform and will be accessible from the moment you sign up for the course.

The following is the break up of evaluation criteria:
Class participation = 20 Marks
Assignments = 30 Marks
Take home exam = 50 Marks

<50 = No certificate
50-55 = B
55-60 = B+
60-65 = A
65-70 = A+
70+ = O

It varies according to the demands of the course. The duration of every course is mentioned on the respective course page.

The Courses are completely virtual as of now. Since the courses are live, the timings are decided by the instructors and may vary from course to course. Please check the course page for the days and timings of each course.

Enrolment is not restricted to any particular part of India. Therefore, courses are only available in English.

The number of students is capped at 50. Your cohort members are other motivated people with aligned professional goals.

A functioning computer or a tablet equipped with a camera and a microphone is all you need. Also, a good internet connection.

Reading material is shared by the instructors as per the demands of the course.

Given the circumstances, If there is a genuine reason for you not being able to attend the course, we may accommodate you in the next batch upon your request. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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