Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Business Disputes
Cross-border business disputes are increasing, but attorneys, judges and legal counsel are not always well-equipped for dealing with the particular features of international cases.
Several international study programs are devoted to this topic. The advantage of the University of Lausanne’s Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Business Disputes (CAS IBD) is that the program only stretches over a short period of time and can easily be reconciled with full-time professional activity. It provides useful practical insights, not only on a single mechanism of dispute resolution (such as international arbitration or litigation before state courts), but also on different aspects, techniques, and fields of international dispute resolution.
All courses are taught in English and are generally scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays during the Spring term (between March and June). Some of the courses are fully or partially offered remotely, which facilitates attendance for those who are not located in Lausanne.
All courses are also part of the study plan of the LL.M. in International Business Law at the University of Lausanne (60 ECTS).
If the holder of a CAS IBD subsequently registers for the LL.M. Programme (which is subject to the LL.M. admissions requirements), the 10 ECTS of the CAS can be credited toward the LL.M. degree; in this case, however, the LL.M. degree certificate replaces the CAS, which must be returned to the Formation Continue UNIL-EPFL.
Most of the courses in the CAS IBD can also be taken individually.