Commercial Transactions and Disputes

Module coordinators: professor Wouter Verheyen & professor Dilyara Nigmatullina

Learn about international commercial transactions while focusing on the relevant norms in an international setting, the applicable law and regulations, and the influence of electronic commerce.

Study the questions concerning dispute settlement: do parties have to go to court and if so, which court; can they and should they opt for arbitration or mediation; what are the consequences of their choices? Consider also what the international effect of the resulting judgment, award or agreement is.

Master private and business law harmonisation at the European as well as the international level, focusing on key domains of private law such as contract law, consumer law, company law and legal procedure.

Examine international insolvency law, i.e. the legal rules and principles that apply when an insolvent debtor has assets or creditors across borders, in particular the insolvency of enterprise groups with entities in different countries.

The module consists of these courses:

  • Advanced course: International Commercial Transactions
  • Advanced course: Dispute Settlement
  • Harmonised Private Law
  • International Insolvency Law

Read more about each course in the study programme.


During their studies abroad, our students can obtain the certificate of 'European Master in Comparative, International and European Law' (CIEL) at some institutions. For this, students must study at least one semester at one of these partner universities:

  • Maastricht University
  • University College Dublin
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
  • University of Zagreb

Here they follow a programme of 30 credits and write a master's thesis in English under the supervision of a supervisor from Antwerp and a co-supervisor from the partner institution.

Current Partner

​Our legal clinic partner for this module is Loyens & Loeff.​

Privileged Partners

Our privileged partners for this module are:

  • University College Dublin
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Zagreb