Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (LAW-795DS-001)
Leonardo Giacchino

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:10 PM (MTuWTh) - Warren - Room N102

Enrolled: 3 / Limit: 22

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This course is part of the Arbitration Summer Courses. Exam: The exam is a 24-hour take-home test. Students may download the exams the day after the last class of the course has taken place. The exam will be available online until July 15, 2019 (5:00pm DC Time) at MyWCL. Participants are not required to stay in DC to submit the exam. Paper Option: Professors are generally open to accept a written paper in lieu of the exam. If interested in this option, please send an email to Certificate: Student Participants must take at least 3 seminars to receive a certificate of completion. Please search the courses under “type” ICA or go to Registration: No special application is required for WCL students. Please enroll through your account. Registration will open at the end of March, 2019. Contact Information: (202) 274-4321 | | Suite Y360 A


The course will provide practical knowledge to understand the determination of damages and compensation in international commercial and investment arbitration. Students will be guided from the preliminary stages of an arbitration to cover each aspect of the valuation process: identifying data and key assumptions, choice of methods, value, determination, and interest accrual. The course intends to provide practical aspects of quantum that lawyers must know. The course will focus on two mock scenarios to help students in understanding principles and concepts used in the determination of damages and compensation. The first case will involve an investment arbitration where, after several regulatory measures that allegedly impacted the subject company’s value, the government takes control of a concession. The second mock scenario will involve a commercial arbitration between two private parties that have different views in the interpretation of a contractual clause.

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