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University of South Dakota School of Law

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Villanova University School of Law to Host Symposium on the CISG

On January 18, 2013, the Villanova Law Review will be holding a symposium on "Assessing the CISG and Other International Endeavors to Unify International Contract Law: Has the Time Come for a New Global Initiative to Harmonize and Unify International Trade?"  This topic is both timely and important as the United Nations is considering a proposal to study whether it should undertake the drafting a new convention on international sales law.  The symposium will feature the leading authorities on the subject of international sales law from across the globe, including the Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), The Honorable Renaud Sorieul.  Here is a list of the confirmed participants:

  • Vls_logoYesim Atamer, Professor of Law at Bilgi University and Vice Director of Istanbul Bilgi University European Union Institute
  • Eric Bergsten, Professor Emeritus at Pace University School of Law, Deputy Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law, and Administrator of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • Michael Bridge, Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics
  • Sieg Eiselen, Professor of Private Law at University of South Africa
  • Harry Flechtner, Professor of International and Domestic Commercial Law at University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Alejandro Garro, Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University School of Law
  • John Y. Gotanda, Villanova University School of Law
  • Keith Loken, Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, U.S. State Department
  • Alejandro Osuna-Gonz├ílez, Founding Partner of Osuna Gonz├ílez y Asociados, S.C.
  • Jan Ramberg, Professor Emiritus at University of Stockholm, and former Chairman of the CISG Advisory Council
  • Dr. Djakhongir Saidov, Professor of International Sales Law at University of Birmingham and Birmingham Law School
  • Dr. Ulrich Schroeter, Chair for Private Law, International Corporate Law and European Business Law at the University of Mannheim
  • Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, Professor of Private and Comparative Law, University of Basel
  • Han Shiyuan, Professor of Civil Law at Tsinghua University School of Law and Tsinghua University Director of European and Comparative Law Center
  • Hiroo Sono, Professor of Law at Hokkaido University
  • Lisa Spagnolo, Assistant Lecturer in Property Law at Monash University
  • Renaud Sorieul, Secretary, UNCITRAL and Director of the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
  • Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Chair of Commercial Law at University Carlos III of Madrid
  • Peter Winship, Professor of International and Domestic Commercial Law at SMU Dedman School of Law

Villanova Law
The symposium is being sponsored by Villanova University School of Law, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Committee on International Contract and Commercial Law of the International Section of the New York Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and Global Philadelphia.

More details are available here.


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