Transnational Commercial Litigation (Spr)

Module code: M6125
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module examines the rules governing commercial litigation in which not all facts are linked to a single jurisdiction. In those cases, the following questions may arise: - In which jurisdiction can litigation between the parties take place? - The law of which jurisdiction governs the substantive issues of the dispute? - Can a judgment rendered in one jurisdiction be recognised and enforced in another jurisdiction? This module addresses those questions. It focuses on the relevant law of England and Wales, but there may also be an opportunity to look at the law of other jurisdictions. This module is the Spring Term equivalent of the Autumn Term module by the same name.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify when a commercial dispute raises conflictual issues and what those issues are
  • Critically evaluate the rules that apply in transnational commercial litigation to the allocation of jurisdiction, the determination of the applicable law, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Demonstrate analysis and problem solving skills in applying the existing law to hypothetical scenarios
  • Carry out independent study and research using a range of materials