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Contracts & Arbitration


Université de Fribourg (UNIFR) > Service de la Formation continue

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Lieu de formation

Fribourg (FR)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles universitaires HEU - Formation continue: formations longues

Modalités temporelles

A temps partiel

Thèmes de formation


Domaines d'études




Mise à jour 14.07.2016


Description de la formation

Participants in the Certificate of Advanced Studies program may construct individualized study modules suited to their own specific needs and interests by choosing core curriculum units from a wide variety of offerings: 

  • a comparative introduction to contracts in civil law and common law jurisdictions;
  • graduate level courses on Private International Law and International Arbitration;
  • seminars on key essential international instruments such as the UNIDROIT Principles for International Commercial Contracts, the Vienna Convention for the International Sale of Goods, the Principles of European Contract Law and the INCOTERMS;
  • intensive courses on specific contract types of particular importance in international commerce, including construction contracts, agency and distributorship agreements, joint venture and consortium agreements, consumer contracts, insurance contracts, professional sports contracts, merger and acquisition agreements, secured transactions, trusts and wealth planning structures, etc.

Participants may enhance the value of their CAS by choosing more courses from the core curriculum or other courses in the field of business law from the supplementary units list. 


The remarkable expansion of global trade in recent decades has resulted in an increasingly high degree of specialization in contract practices. The jurisdictional complexities involved in modern commercial contracts have simultaneously led to a growing willingness on the part of international commercial partners to seek alternative means of resolving their differences and avoid traditional litigation procedures in the ordinary courts.
Negotiating and drafting international contracts, and putting alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to effective use, requires a thorough familiarity both with different national legal regimes, and with the applicable international conventions and standards.
The Fribourg Law Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Contracts & Arbitration offers students who already possess fundamental lawyering skills an opportunity to acquire – or refresh – their knowledge in areas of the law specific to international contracts and arbitration, in a brief but concentrated program of focused study.
The CAS in International Contracts & Arbitration will help you to deepen your understanding of the civil law and common law foundations of international contract law, to gain familiarity with the workings of applicable international conventions and standards, and to keep abreast of the most recent developments in specific areas of international contract law and alternative dispute resolution. The program offers a choice of 14 different areas for students to focus on, including the international sale of goods and services, international construction agreements, international distribution agreements, and others.

Plan de la formation

1 crédit ECTS correspond à environ 25-30 heures de travail.


Conditions d’admission

Bachelor d'une haute école universitaire

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Contracts & Arbitration was designed to meet the demands of lawyers practicing in independent law firms or in the legal departments of multinational corporations or other companies operating internationally, or in non-governmental or international organizations.
The program is also open to university graduates with degrees in disciplines other than law with professional experience in international contracts and dispute resolution.


CHF 8000

Diplôme / examen

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Fribourg (FR)

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours

mid-September to mid-December
mid-February to mid-June.

Durée de la formation

CAS courses are offered during both the fall and the spring semesters.
Fall semester: mid-September to mid-December
Spring semester: mid-February to mid-June.

All courses and examinations are held in English.
Classes are held on campus at the Fribourg Law Faculty, with an average of four hours of classes per day.
To receive their Certificate of Advance Studies, students must complete a sufficient number of curriculum units to earn a minimum of 10 ECTS credits, including:
8 ECTS credits for successful completion of coursework (4 to 6 units),
2 ECTS credits for preparation of a Certificate Thesis.

Fall semester examinations are conducted in the first two weeks of December; spring semester examinations are held between 15 May and 15 June.

Modalités temporelles

  • A temps partiel

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais


The Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Contracts & Arbitration will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in the contracts or dispute resolution divisions of law firms and companies with international operations, in international organizations, or in non?governmental associations and organizations around the world.
The CAS in International Contracts & Arbitration provides essential preparation for management positions for which expertise in contract law is a significant requirement.
Tuition fees amount to CHF 8’000.-* and are payable in equal installments before each unit. The fee for additional units is CHF 500.-* per ECTS credit. A 10% discount applies if tuition fees are paid in one installment before the beginning of your first module. *1 CHF is approximately equivalent to EUR 0.92, USD 0.98 or GBP 0.61.

Renseignements / contact

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Cross-Cultural Business Practice, Fribourg University Law Faculty, Av. de Beauregard 11, Office 5.608, CH 1700 Fribourg, T. +(41)26 300 81 05,,