Master 2 Arbitrage & Commerce International - Université Paris-Saclay


Educational goals

The aim is to foster the emergence of accomplished lawyers in the field of arbitration and international trade. This implies that the knowledge acquired is not limited to legal matters alone, but also feeds on disciplines such as economics, finance, taxation, management, and so on. This is also the reason why this degree is built in partnership with organizations such as HEC, the International Chamber of Commerce or the Paris Arbitration and Mediation Center. Finally, with regard to arbitration specifically, it is the whole process, both theoretical and practical, that is proposed, from the conclusion of the arbitration agreement to the execution of the arbitration award, with practical workshops and simulated arbitrations organized in partnerships with the main arbitration centers. Much of the teaching (group work, coaching, pleading, writing of memoir) is also devoted to the preparation of international arbitration competitions.


Students will be eligible for the following positions: lawyer specializing in arbitration law and international trade law (in France or abroad); lawyer in a French company or administration with activities abroad; lawyer in an arbitration center, administration or international organization (ILO, WTO, UNCITRAL, ITC, GATT, WCPA, etc.); magistrate specializing in international economic crimes (money laundering, corruption, securities offenses, etc.); international (or internal) referee. Finally, at the end of the course, graduates can choose to write a doctoral dissertation for academic or professional purposes.



A solid background in law or a full or partial degree in a foreign university. Professional experience (in a foreign country or in an international service) will be appreciated. A very good command of English is imperative (course in English). A Master 1 with honors is required, most often completed by a Master 2 and / or a degree in an established foreign university.

Given its notoriety, since it receives more than a thousand applications each year for thirty places, the MACI is extremely selective.