The course is open to everyone, and may be of special interest to Australian lawyers working in London. Further details can be found on Sydney's website.
- Focus on commercial disputes with a transnational dimension.
- Determine the features which characterise transnational commercial litigation, where the forum is itself a matter of dispute.
- Identify and apply techniques for determining the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual claims.
- Compare and contrast the approaches to commercial private international law topics in Australia, UK and the European Union
ContentThe importance of venue in commercial litigation; Australian, UK and European approaches to jurisdiction; techniques of forum control; the law relating to anti-suit injunctions; the role of jurisdiction and arbitration agreements; introduction and ascertainment of foreign law; provisional measures, including freezing injunctions; rules of applicable law for contractual and non-contractual claims; and the distinction between substance and procedure..
As part of the University of Sydney's Summer School Programme, there will be a Commercial Conflict of Laws course at Magdelen College, Oxford on 11-12 and 14-15 July 2011. It will be taught by Andrew Bell and Andrew Dickinson. From the website: