M2 Arbitration and International Commerce

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  • Language(s) of instruction
    French, English

The Master in Arbitration and International Trade aims to train top specialists in international trade law and international arbitration. The ambition is for students to be professionally operational upon graduation. To
achieve this, theoretical lessons are complemented by extensive practical teaching, which constitutes over half of the programme and provides students with the essential professional skills required in these disciplines (drafting of documents and conclusions, pleading, etc.). At the end of the training, graduates are able to work in at least two languages, often three.
The programme also imparts a solid scientific knowledge base and teaches students the methodology of research, so that they may go on to doctoral studies if they wish.

Note: the preferred M1 for this study path is the "International and European business law" M1. If the prerequisites are met, students may also be accepted upon completing the "International and European public law" M1 (same discipline) or other M1s from other disciplines, "Business law" in particular.

Career prospects

At the end of the Master in Arbitration and International Commerce, students are ready to enter the world of arbitration, as international
lawyers, international arbitrators or members of arbitration institutions and, more generally, of international institutions.
They are also able to join any body (law firm, litigation departments, compliance, arbitration, international contracts and even operational companies) that carries out private international business (international litigation, international contracts).


Laboratoire de Droit des Affaires et Nouvelles Technologies.


Le S1 est composé de 2 groupes :1 groupe d'enseignements fondamentaux et un groupe d'enseignements pratiques. Ils se rattachent tous à la catégorie UE obligatoires.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Ateliers pratiques 12 80
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Droit approfondi du commerce international 9 60
Droit approfondi de l'arbitrage 9 60

Le S2 est composé de 3 groupes : 1 groupe d'enseignements fondamentaux, 1 groupe Pratique et 1 stage.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Droit des sociétés internationales 5 25
Droit des investissements 5 25
Contentieux judiciaire international 5 35
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Pratique professionnelle 10 60
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage (3 à 6 mois) et rapport de stage 5
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 01/05/2020 to 16/06/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Supporting documents (TOEFL, TOEIC, certificate of a teacher ...) of a level of a foreign language.

  • Motivation letter.

  • List of other masters requested (excluding Saclay).

  • List of the last 5 years of studies mentioning only the year of study, the institution, the overall average and the mention obtained.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

Additional supporting documents
  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

Course manager(s)
Fabienne Jault-Seseke - fabienne.jault-seseke@uvsq.fr
Maximin De Fontmichel - maximin.court-de-fontmichel@uvsq.fr
Administrative office
Nadege LEARD - nadege.leard@uvsq.fr