Crossborder Contracts, Finance And Settling Of Dispute

Managing Executive Challenges

Christoph Graf von Bernstorff
Christoph Graf von Bernstorff


Christoph Graf von Bernstorff is Lawyer and Professor of International Trade Law in Bremen. His daily practical work has to do with the companies’ international business where he advises how conclude international contracts properly, secure claims the right way and – if necessary – how to enforce valid claims abroad. He has published various articles concerning different topics in the broad field of Law and Justice.

Module Summary:

In this module, you will acquire knowledge about private-sector instruments to shape project partnerships and to settle conflicts with partners in the host country. The Module will focus on such dimensions as internationally recognized private-sector contractual models, arbitrage mechanisms in the host country, knowledge of globally recognized anti-corruption standards etc. All this will happen with respect to a defined project/scenario. Furthermore, this Module will provide you with knowledge about anti-corruption standards and best-practice examples to comply with these.

Educational Goals:

  • You will be familiarized with globally recognized private-sector institutions devoted to the development of contractual relationships, and you will be able to apply these with regard to your own professional project.
  • You will be familiarized with the instruments of international private-sector arbitration and know how to consider the latter in case of conflict.
  • You will be provided with practical skills concerning active participating in controversial discussions, presenting and supporting your own arguments and elaborating a well-structured research paper.


  • Completing three individual writing tasks consisting of papers, analyses, or concepts based on the content of the Module. 
  • Completing three group works consisting of an interaction format (Discussion Boards, online presentations, working groups etc.) providing peer-to-peer feedback to the students.

Key Facts:

  • 7 ECTS
  • 12 weeks
  • 1.795 Euro
  • Optional On-site Workshop in February each year           

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