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International Commercial Dispute Resolution

The course International Commercial Dispute Resolution provides an overview of international regulation regarding the various forms of commercial dispute resolution, with particular focus on certain areas and certain types of dispute resolution.

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International Commercial Dispute Resolution is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law

The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of dispute resolution, conflicts of interest, the difficulties in implementation, sanctions, the links to the national legal system, the relationship between legal rules and set goals, and the importance of international legal principles and concepts. Special attention is also paid to the role that institutions, organizations and other governmental and non-state actors play in the development and application of commercial dispute resolution.


  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - International Commercial Dispute Resolution


    Teaching format

    Instruction is primarily given in the form of lectures, seminars, external lectures and study visits.


    Examination is carried out through the writing of an essay, oral presentations, group work, and a written exam.


    Patricia Shaughnessy

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

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  • Contact

    Course contact:  

    Course coordinator: 
    Alva Westher

    Course manager: 
    Patricia Shaughnessy