Master 2 Arbitrage & Commerce International - Université Paris-Saclay


Who can still ignore International Arbitration Law in light of its ever greater importance? Both a theoretical and practical specialty, the law of international arbitration had to have a diploma that is fully dedicated to the mastery of its rules and the knowledge of its mechanisms. As part of the Paris-Saclay University, the University of Versailles offers such a training in the framework of its Master’s Degree in Arbitration & International Business.

A perfect mastery of Arbitration Law is necessarily accompanied by an excellent knowledge of Private International Law and International Trade Law. This is the reason why this Master’s Degree is conceived with the aim to achieve a perfect symbiosis between, on the one hand, International Arbitration, a course directed by Professor Thomas CLAY, and, on the other hand, International Trade Law, constituting a course directed by Dean Sandrine CLAVEL.

To achieve the best results and cultivate excellence, the Master’s Degree is sponsored by leading specialists in arbitration and international trade (Bernard HANOTIAU, Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER, Mauro RUBINO-SAMMARTANO, Johnny VEEDER and Arnoldo WALD) and enjoys partnerships directly related to arbitration and mediation. Whether they are academics or practitioners, the Master’s Degree speakers are all recognized actors in the world of arbitration, mediation and international trade. The best specialists share their knowledge and experience with students who can also count on their support, especially during the preparation of the various international arbitration and mediation competitions.


Honorary director

Mohamed Madkour tribute

The death of Mohamed Madkour devastated those who knew him and especially those who, like me, had the privilege of being his teacher. Mohamed is one of the few students I met even before he joined the MACI. He used to follow me in the premises of the Arbitration Center in Cairo to express his motivation to me. His determination was not fake. Once recruited, his earnestness was confirmed as he evolved tremendously in the course of the academic year. It was then that he made his way to arbitration and his success in the various moot court competitions showed that. His degree in hand, he continued to be a tireless promoter of the MACI of which, by his very presence, he became the best ambassador.


In the course of my 25 years of teaching, Mohamed was one of my most endearing students, and one of those with whom I stayed in touch regularly. It was not uncommon for us to see each other during one of his visits to Paris, during which he would tell me about the evolution of his quickly evolving career. I know he would have gone far. The Global Arbitration Review just echoed this conviction:—1980-2018?gator_td=0Tctz9kmOLDPaegF47YhJfZ%2ffxwHwD%2fId3BAjcQHDm8jTkwXsjBNRcAbjBwOsazus7BE50usgwFq28un3UUClBR8%2f4vQJqsfr2t0JugcVy0XAnRaGClgI1iYWlONBzLsfLGmyKDK6AaMwonDWxxiHEgQlQBRd%2bAwek%2fsS1WpD4% 2frICttNcz5OwXDNqdmfbDwm1MSyuTC5B22BYsDoC 2bkEWC%%% 2bwIwxvvqXml67qHm2 2f3w% 3d


The next MACI promotion will bear his name.

The news of his illness, followed by his inevitable death, plunged all those who appreciated and loved him in stupefaction. I was one of those people. It is not in the order of things that our students leave before us. This is unfair and unbearable. Never again.


Thomas Clay.

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