International Commercial Litigation

14 August 2012

Applications are still open for this intensive unit, which takes place at Humboldt Law School, Berlin.

International Commercial Litigation examines, from a comparative perspective, questions of domestic court jurisdiction, commercial choice of law issues and recognition and enforcement of judgments against assets, across the main world legal systems.

This will include European continental states, the UK and Commonwealth (Australia, Canada etc) and the USA. Particular attention will also be given to internet jurisdiction, worldwide freezing orders, and international commercial arbitration.

Candidates will develop a sound understanding of the core principles of private international law in these systems, tactical and strategic concerns in international litigation, and the ability to advise clients on exposure risks for businesses with assets in multiple jurisdictions.

The unit is thus aimed equally at those practicing or intending to practice in domestic and international litigation, advisers to multi-national corporations, and candidates interested in comparative law and private international law.

The unit will be taught by Justin Hogan-Doran who is a Barrister at Seven Wentworth Chambers.

Justin who practices and teaches in the field of international commercial litigation and arbitration, was recently recognized as one of Australia's best lawyers - Australia's Best Lawyers 2009 (ADR - Arbitration and Mediation).


Semester 2 Intensive

Sydney Law School in Europe

Humboldt Law School, Berlin, Germany

20-21 & 24-25 September 2012


1 x8,000 Word Essay(100%)

International Commercial Litigation is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Legal practitioners can count this unit of study towards Mandatory Continuing Legal Educaiton (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

Candidates can elect to complete the assessment, claim the MCLE or CPD points and then count the unit towards a degree at a later stage.

Alternatively, candidates can elect not to complete the assessment but still claim the MCLE or CPD points.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 75431d0f411f0630253b1d241c3c3c741438015d29380531211b480336