From 1991 to 2010 the International Training Centre of the ILO and a number of academic partners, led by the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE), offered a postgraduate course named “International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course”.
Over those 20 years, 767 students, coming from all over the world, attended the course.
Key topics of the programme were:
- international trade organisations (GATT/WTO);
- harmonisation of international and regional laws (UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT);
- legal aspects of international contract negotiation (pre-contractual agreements, letter of intent, etc);
- international contracts (sale of goods, technology licence agreements, JV, M&A, IP rights, trade marks and patents, agency and distribution, etc);
- competition law and antitrust;
- modes of payment and international investment guarantees law;
- arbitration and dispute resolutions.
The programme included:
- 13 weeks of face-to-face training with compulsory attendance (on the same subjects as for the current LL.M.)
- case studies, role-plays, moot court, etc
- participant’s reviews published in a yearly brochure
- mid-term tests and final exams
- final certificate with an overall grade.
Distinguished lecturers (among whom: Piero Bernardini, Antonio Crivellaro, Charles Debattista, Ugo Draetta, Andrea Giardina, Pierre Lalive, Henry Lesguillons, Jernej Sekolek, Pierre Tercier, etc) were invited as lecturer.
Since the academic year 2010-2011, the course is a recognised first level master’s degree of the University of Torino – the “L.L.M in International Trade Law- Contracts and Dispute Resolution” – where ITC-ILO, IUSE and UniTO are partners together with other international organizations and renowned universities.