Settlement of international disputes (online course)

How can you effectively resolve international disputes through arbitration or court litigation? 

This course covers techniques for resolving international disputes, focusing on arbitration and court litigation. It includes drafting and enforcing arbitration and choice-of-court clauses, recent legal decisions, and recognizing and enforcing judgments abroad. Participants learn to develop reliable dispute resolution strategies and draft enforceable agreements. 

  • Commercial law programme: tailored to legal experts with an international practice 
  • Abundant in interaction, insights and eye openers 
  • Learn today, apply tomorrow 


About this course

The course provides an overview of different techniques for the resolution of international disputes, with a particular focus on international arbitration and court litigation. When should a party choose one over the other? What are the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, as opposed to court litigation? How should arbitration and choice-of-court agreements be drafted, and how can their enforcement be ensured? And how can arbitral awards and court judgments be recognised and enforced abroad? 

The course will examine the recent decisions of the Hoge Raad in the prominent Maximov case, as well as compare the Dutch approach with the solutions adopted by international courts (legal systems). 

When two parties enter into an international contract, they often underestimate the importance of dispute resolution clauses: often, the parties proceed on the assumption that the contract will simply not give rise to any dispute at all. If this assumption proves wrong, the consequences can be very serious: parallel litigation in multiple national courts, unenforceable arbitration clauses, unsustainable legal costs and torpedo actions are only some of the risks that the parties face in this setting. 

Participants will be able to identify the key factors that should be taken into account, when developing a reliable dispute resolution strategy for a client. They will also be able to identify the available dispute resolution

This course is part of the Commercial Law programme.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Introduction to differences between international arbitration and cross-border litigation 
  • Drafting and enforcing arbitration clauses 
  • Drafting and enforcing choice-of-law clauses 
  • Fundamental procedural steps in arbitration 
  • Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments in and outside the EU 

Target group

Lawyers, company lawyers, legal counsels, legal financial professionals

Quality assurance

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


Date and time
Thursday 17 October 2024 from 14:00 to 17:15
€ 370,- including digital course material (VAT exempt)
3 PE points the Netherlands Bar and 3 HQ PE points
Areas of law
Burgerlijk (proces)recht, Verbintenissenrecht

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