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International Commercial Dispute Resolution - JEM159
Title: International Commercial Dispute Resolution
Czech title: International Commercial Dispute Resolution
Guaranteed by: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 59 / unknown (185)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Tomáš Hülle, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Tomáš Hülle, Ph.D.
Mgr. Bc. Pavlína Vágnerová
Class: Courses for incoming students
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Bc. Pavlína Vágnerová (16.02.2022)
Where economics meets law…

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fascinating world of business disputes. We will be discussing and practising different ways to resolve business disputes, including mainly negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The area of business resolution is cross-sectional combining aspects of economics, law and even soft skills such as effective communication.

As we believe that academics can only provide a part of the story, we have invited leading practitioners in the field to talk about real cases and advise on how to handle practical issues once a corporation is involved in a dispute. The course can be beneficial to students who aspire to work in financial or management roles and want to understand the theory and practise behind alternative dispute resolution practises.

The course is largely interactive with several simulation exercises. No explicit prior knowledge is needed, but we do require active participation.

Please can I ask students who plan to study the course online to let me know by email on

Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Bc. Pavlína Vágnerová (24.01.2022)

Recommended books to those interested in the business resolution area:

1) Chriss Voss: Never Split the Difference - Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

2) Roger Fisher and William Ury: Getting to yes

3) Margaret L. Moses: The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (3rd edition)

4) Mark Kantor: Valuation for Arbitration

5) Bernd Ehle: Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice (Essays in Honour of Michael E. Schneider)

6) Tony Cole: The Roles of Psychology in International Arbitration

7) Klaus Berger: Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration (Third Edition)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Bc. Pavlína Vágnerová (24.01.2022)

Grading for this course is based on final exam, midterm paper and interactive exercises throughout the semester (negotiation game, mini moot arbitration court) and activity during classes. Exact split of points will be provided on the first lecture for the course. Final grade will be given based on the following distribution:

Points Grade
100 - 91 A
90 - 81 B
80 - 71 C
70 - 61 D
60 - 51 E
50 - 0 F/fail

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Bc. Pavlína Vágnerová (24.01.2022)
  1. Introduction to alternative dispute resolution. Convention on the International Sale of Goods
  2. Negotiation skills: theory and practice I
  3. Negotiation skills: theory and practice II
  4. Negotiation skills: Logical fallacies and how to use/spot them
  5. Harvard Negotiation Game
  6. Mediation
  7. International Commercial Arbitration I
  8. International Commercial Arbitration II
  9. Investment Arbitration: theory
  10. Investment Arbitration: real case studies
  11. Investment Arbitration: Moot Court
  12. Role of Economists in Dispute Resolution Practice
  13. Final Exam
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