Course Learning Objectives • To understand the basic practical and historical reasons for the development of international arbitration as a means of dispute resolution in international trade and foreign direct investment. • To develop a thorough knowledge of the main international instruments for the harmonisation of international arbitration worldwide. • To understand the importance of the lex arbitri and to acquire a satisfactory degree of familiarity with the provisions of several domestic/international arbitration statutes. • To become familiar with the different available types of arbitration. • To understand the fundamental principles governing the validity of arbitration agreements. • To identify scope and limits of the jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals. • To acquire the ability to draft different arbitration clauses in the presence of different scenarios. • To acquire the ability to analyse pre-drafted arbitration clauses and to identify potential difficulties. • To become acquainted with the main issues relating to the conduct of arbitration proceedings in different jurisdictions and under the arbitration rules of different arbitral institutions. • To acquire the practical ability to prepare written submissions and to develop sufficient skills to perform basic oral advocacy tasks. • To become familiar with the main issues connected to the gathering of evidence in international arbitration. • To develop sufficient knowledge on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. • To become familiar with the main peculiarities of foreign investment arbitration.