London, United Kingdom

International Commercial Litigation

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

Does the court have the power to hear and decide a dispute arising out of an international commercial transaction? Will that power be exercised? Which law will be applied to resolve an international contractual, tortious or property dispute? Once the court gives a judgment, will that judgment have any effect outside the territory of the court?

This module introduces students to the legal regulation of commercial relationships having strong connections with more than one legal system. Although the focus is on litigation before English courts, an international perspective will be adopted. The traditional English principles and rules concerning international commercial litigation form the basis of the law in many, primarily common law, jurisdictions. Since much of the law in this field in England has now been Europeanised, special emphasis will be placed on the relevant principles and rules of European Union law applicable before the courts across Europe.

Course leader

Dr Ugljesa Grusic is a Lecturer at UCL Faculty of Laws, where he convenes the LLB Conflict of Laws module, and teaches on the Tort Law (LLB), International Commercial Litigation (LLM) and International Arbitration (LLM) modules.

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). Students must have completed one year of undergraduate study. No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

The overarching goal of the module is to introduce students to the fundamentals of the law concerning international commercial litigation. There are several more specific goals: 1) to introduce students to the European Union and common law regimes governing international commercial litigation which co-exist in English law, and to the diverse ways in which these two regimes interact; 2) to introduce students to the theory and practice of the fundamental principles and rules governing international commercial litigation in English courts; 3) to introduce students to the basics of the management of complex international commercial litigations and some of the tactics that international commercial litigators employ to achieve litigation in the forum and the application of the law most favourable for their client. The teaching and learning activities on the module will be designed to hone the students’ analytical, case- and statute-reading, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: Accommodation (optional) will coast £1100 per 3-week Session.