JEM159 - International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Credit: 4
Status: CSF - elective
EEI and EP - elective
English
ET - elective
F,FM and B - elective
Masters - all
MEF - elective
Semester - summer
Course supervisors: Mgr. Tomáš Hülle
Course homepage: JEM159
Literature: Literature and materials will be provided. List of recommended books to those particularly interested in the business dispute resolution area can be found in SIS.
Description: Where economics meets law…

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fascinating world of business disputes. We will be discussing and practising different ways to resolve business disputes, including mainly negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The area of business resolution is cross-sectional combining aspects of economics, law and even soft skills such as effective communication.

As we believe that academics can only provide a part of the story, we have invited leading practitioners in the field to talk about real cases and advise on how to handle practical issues once a corporation is involved in a dispute. The course can be beneficial to students who aspire to work in financial or management roles and want to understand the theory and practise behind alternative dispute resolution practises.

The course is largely interactive with several simulation exercises. No explicit prior knowledge is needed, but we do require active participation.

The plan of lectures is as follows:
1. Introduction to alternative dispute resolution
2. Negotiation skills: theory and practice I
3. Negotiation skills: theory and practice II
4. Negotiation skills: Logical fallacies and how to use/spot them
5. Harvard Negotiation Game
6. Mediation
7. International Commercial Arbitration I
8. International Commercial Arbitration II
9. Investment Arbitration: theory
10. Investment Arbitration: real case studies
11. Investment Arbitration: Moot Court
12. Role of Economists in Dispute Resolution Practice and Calculation of Damages
13. Final Exam

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