International Arbitration Training Course
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International Arbitration Training Course Law Peace & Justice

For Advanced Law Students and Professionals | The third edition of the International Arbitration Training Course, offered by Leiden Law School in cooperation with the Permanent Court of Arbitration, focuses on the theory and practice of international arbitration as a distinct field of the law and field of legal practice. It covers international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and inter-state arbitration.

  • Start date 27-08-18
  • Duration 5 days
  • Level Adv. Law | Professionals
  • Location The Hague
  • Course fee 950

Course information

Please note that the currently mentioned date is tentative. The official date for the course will be confirmed soon. To receive more information about the application, do not hesitate to contact us by email

Target Audience
The course is targeted towards practitioners who seek to enlarge their vision or discover a new field of practice, and scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of concepts and norms within the field of international arbitration. Advanced law students, researchers and professionals with a demonstrated interest in the topic are invited to apply.

Academic Content
Besides a general course on the principles and practice of international arbitration, the programme offers several thematic courses on certain aspects of international arbitration, such as recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and institutional arbitration, as well as area-specific courses such as the arbitration of disputes in the financial sector, intellectual property rights or international sports arbitration.

Study load
The course includes about 26 hours of workshops, lectures and case studies, which requires approximately 30 hours of preparation.

Class size
To ensure active participation and exchange with teaching staff and fellow participants, a maximum of 40 participants will be admitted to this course.

Why this course?

This training course offers a unique opportunity to learn from established academics and world-renowned arbitrators from Leiden University, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, P.R.I.M.E. Finance and Erasmus University. You will gain first-hand knowledge on arbitration cases right in the heart of the PCA headquarters in the Peace Palace in The Hague. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world. And last but not least, The Hague is a wonderful place to stay!

Draft Programme

MondayOpening Session & Introduction
Types of Arbitration
Agreement to Arbitrate and other Arbitration Agreements
Tour of the Peace Palace
TuesdayConstitution of Arbitral Tribunal, Disclosure and Challenge
Competence of Arbitral Tribunal, Seat of Arbitration and Arbitral Procedure
Orders, Interim Measures and other Procedural Complications
WednesdayThe Arbitral Award
UNCITRAL Arbitration
The Permanent Court of Arbitration
The Hague Arbitration Lecture
ThursdayRecognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
Recourse (Appeal, Setting aside, Remission)
Investment Treaty Arbitration
FridayInterstate Arbitration
Witness Examination Workshop

Practical information

This course is held at the beautiful premises of the Peace Palace, in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice.

The Grotius Centre does not provide housing but we will be happy to assist you in finding a suitable place to stay. Here are some options for accommodation in The Hague.

Course fees

The tuition fee for the 2018 session is €950. Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for this course.

What's included?
The fee includes access to the digital learning environment of Leiden University (Blackboard), course materials (including the textbook on International Arbitration by Redfern and Hunter), a certificate of participation, a guided tour of the Peace Palace, lunches and refreshments on class days, a welcome reception, a course dinner and farewell drinks.


Application is not yet open. 

To apply please complete the online application form.
The application should be completed at once as data cannot be saved. Therefore, make sure to have the following documents ready before starting the application:

1. A copy of your curriculum vitae;
2. A cover letter (one page) in which you clearly explain why you are applying for this course;
3. A recent portrait picture.

Please note that:

  • Prior knowledge of arbitration is desirable.
  • All courses are taught in English. An official certificate of language proficiency is not required but you need to be fluent in English to be able to understand the classes and to interact with fellow students.
  • Only complete applications are considered.
  • All applications are dealt with on an individual basis.
  • Provided you are considered eligible, you will receive a pre-admission email.
  • Your admission to the course will be final once the payment of the fee is made.

 Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis.

Lecturers and speakers

Brooks Daly, Deputy Secretary-General, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Eric de Brabandere, Professor of International Dispute Settlement Law, Leiden University

Henk J. Snijders, Professor of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Leiden University

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International Arbitration Training Course


International Arbitration Training Course


"I was impressed with the comprehensive nature and quality of the course."

International Arbitration Training Course


"A week at the Peace Palace developing expertise in international arbitration with an international cohort of professionals and under the tutelage of leading practitioners and academics.”

International Arbitration Training Course


"The course combined theoretical and practical topics. Every topic in arbitration was tackled"

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