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Course Settlement of international disputes II

  • Target group: Lawyers, company lawyers/legal counsels, legal professionals in financial services
  • Level: Advanced
  • Date and time: 30 November 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Location: Atrium Meeting Centre, Amsterdam
  • Number: Max 25 participants
  • PE credits: 3 PE points the Netherlands Bar and 3 HQ PE points
  • Price: € 479,- including digital course material and catering (VAT exempt)
  • This course is part of the Altijd scherp-abonnement
  • Tags: Settlement of international disputes, international arbitration, international mediation, clause


Determine the right strategy to settle international disputes

International disputes are inevitable with international trade. The legal framework for settling international disputes is broad. Besides litigation, international arbitration is an attractive option. International mediation is also gaining momentum thanks to the Singapore Convention. In practice, however, the parties to an international contract often choose a method to settle disputes without considering possible alternatives. To provide strategically sound advice you must have up-to-date knowledge of the various options for settling international disputes.

In this course, the lecturer will look at the various ways of settling international disputes from a practical viewpoint. He will discuss the pros and cons of each method as well as the underlying strategic considerations. The interplay between different types of procedures will also be addressed. The lecturer will also explain in detail how to draft a clause. Using practical examples, he will analyse the way in which the relevant type of clause, e.g. arbitration or choice of forum, is written. In the process, he will point out recurring errors so you can avoid them in future.

He will also discuss current case-law, such as the London Steam-Ship Owners’ case (C-700/20) in which the Court of Justice of the European Union examined the interference between court proceedings and arbitration. This judgment has important implications for Dutch lawyers with a court case in the Netherlands where the same parties are also involved in arbitration outside the Netherlands.

Afterwards, you will be able to assess the options for settling international disputes on a case-by-case basis and to provide strategic advice on them. You will also be able to draft valid and complete clauses.

This course is part of the Commercial Law programme.

Some of the topics covered:

  • The various ways of settling international disputes
  • The pros and cons of each, plus the strategic considerations
  • Current case-law
  • How to draft valid and complete clauses


Ortolani, Pietro 1
Dr. Pietro Ortolani, professor of Private Law Radboud University

Quality assurance

The CPO is a certified training institute. Our courses are recognised by the Netherlands Bar.

3 PO-punten3 HQ PE points

Why choose this course?

  • Insight into different options for settling international disputes
  • Learning how to give strategic advice on settling international disputes
  • Focal points for drafting valid and complete clauses


Would you like to take a number of courses?

Then the Altijd scherp-abonnement is interesting for you: with this you can follow as many courses and webinars as you want for 12 months for an attractive fixed amount of €1,500. The most complete and competitive subscription for lawyers.​

Any questions?

Tel: + 31 24 361 24 09

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