Summer 2022 Course Schedule

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

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:10 PM (MTWTh) - Yuma - Room Y402

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 30

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To earn a certificate students must take at least 3 academic credits (arbitration summer courses) Take-home Exam: Students may download the 24-hour take-home exam seven days after the last day of classes. The exam will be available from 16 June to 20 July 2022 through either Canvas or MyWCL.


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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