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Specialised course on Private International Law

Rapid Skillz

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Typology Short course
Level Beginner
Methodology Online
Duration 3 Months
  • Short course
  • Beginner
  • Online
  • Duration:
    3 Months

With India’s government strongly pushing for international investments and trade, this is a fantastic time for cross-border transactions. It is now necessary for legal, corporate and management professionals to understand the conflict of law issues (or issues of private international law) that come up regularly in international transactions, leading to cross-border litigation and arbitration. This Specialised Course on Private International Law is a must not only for those interested in international dispute resolution, but also for professionals whose work involves multinational transactions.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

With international trade and commerce on the rise, it has now become critical for every legal and corporate professional to understand the conflict of law issues (or issues of private international law) that arises in cross-border transactions. This course will go into the interplay of various legislations and the effect these have on the international transactions your clients or company enter into.

· Requirements

Any graduate, corporate professional, banking professionals.


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What you'll learn on the course

Dispute Resolution
IT Law

Course programme

This Course Consist of the following contents -UNIT 1– THE SCOPE OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW -Contains an overview of the scope of the topic of study and the legal framework. UNIT 2– FORUM SELECTION IN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES-I -Delves deeper into the first question of private international law, namely, which national court has jurisdiction to entertain a dispute with cross-border elements? Explains the basic principles of jurisdiction determination in in rem and in personam claims. Also explains how the doctrine of sovereign immunity impacts international litigation. UNIT 3– FORUM SELECTION IN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES-II -A continuation of Unit 2, this Unit looks at the other question relating to jurisdiction: where a national court can assume jurisdiction in accordance with the principles discussed in Unit 2, should it? It discusses the various circumstances where a national court may decline jurisdiction: because it recognises that another forum is more convenient (forum non conveniens), or perhaps to avoid multiplicity of proceedings where a suit has already been commenced elsewhere (lis alibi pendens). It also discusses the practical application of these principles – in the ‘stay’ of local proceedings, and in the restraint of foreign proceedings by way of an anti-suit injunction. UNIT 4– THE APPLICABLE LAW-1 -Here, we will look at the second question that private international law answers, namely, which system of law should govern the substantive issues in dispute in case involving a ‘foreign element’. Is it the forum state’s laws or some other legal system? How does one determine which system of law to apply? To answer this questions, this Unit takes readers through the preliminary steps—how to characterise a cause of action or law, the substance-procedure distinction, and renvoi. UNIT 5– THE APPLICABLE LAW-1I -Continues where Unit 4 ends, and looks at the various ‘connecting factors’ that conflicts rules lay down with respect to different subject matters. We start with contracts, as contractual disputes are what most commercial practitioners are likely to encounter in their international disputes practice, and move on to torts, restitutionary and in rem claims. UNIT 6– THE APPLICABLE LAW-1II -Having looked at the various ‘connecting factors’ that conflicts rules lay down with respect to different subject matters in Unit 5, Unit 6 revisits the ‘process’ issues involved in applying a foreign law with reference to Indian law. We also look at some of the grounds on which the Indian court may refuse to apply the foreign law or ‘exclude’ the foreign law—for example, on grounds of public policy. UNIT 7– THE RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS -Looks at the third leg of private international law—the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, with reference to the rules set out in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (“CPC”). UNIT 8– PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION -In this Unit, we explore the different systems of law that may govern the different aspects of an international arbitration and the conflicts principles that are used to determine the applicable law(s), with and without party choice.

Additional information

This Course is Made for Students and The complex legal framework of international laws and their interplay. The interface between the various legislations and the effect it has on cross border transactions. The implication of the various conflict of laws on arbitration and other international proceedings.

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