In the age of globalisation, international factors are a key feature of private law. The holders of rights and obligations, in particular, parties involved in legal transactions, operate in different countries and conclude cross-border contracts. The procedural law that comes into play in the event of a dispute has to reflect the international nature of the parties and the subject matter. This is where international private law and international civil procedure law come into effect. These are put into practice through special forms of dispute resolution, in particular international arbitration. Daniel Girsberger’s chair primarily focuses on these issues.