Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law

The place where academics meet the demands of transnational legal practice

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law has been established to advance the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration.

As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital to the legal and business communities to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and between firms and consumers in the international arena.  Subjects such as the appropriate degree of harmonization of domestic laws, sovereign and private lending to developing nations, choice of law in commercial transactions, the proper scope of international arbitration and litigation, and the role of private groups in promulgating principles that have international application will inevitably increase in importance in the immediate future, and both attorneys and their clients who are involved in projects that transcend national boundaries must have an increased understanding and appreciation of the implications of these areas.

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Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, was invited to teach a course on private international law at the prestigious Hague... more

I.         Introduction: the new EU competence over foreign direct investment On 16 April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution[1] on the proposal for a regulation... more

Over the summer Professor Silberman will be delivering a paper on international child abduction at an Oxford-Notre Dame conference in London to be published by the Journal of Comparative Law. Over... more

Professor Franco Ferrari, Director of the Center, and Professor Marco Torsello, professor of law at Verona University School of Law and Hauser Visiting Professor at NYU (2012, 2015), have just... more

1. Introduction: In today’s ever-globalizing world, it has become increasingly important for jurisdictions to promote commerce with foreign parties.  One manner in which jurisdictions can encourage... more

This is to announce the April 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “The Scope of Consent in International... more

 A recent Irish High Court decision involving the Terms of Use of the Ryanair website (an international airline) has held that a party may enter into a binding jurisdiction clause by simply browsing... more