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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The Center, together with other institutions, will host a conference around the submissions for the 2nd edition of a book entitled “Conflict of laws in international arbitration” to be co... more

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Center’s Director, will give a talk in German on “forum shopping and the new rules of the German Arbitration Institution” (DIS) on the occasion of a... more

I.              INTRODUCTION Singapore’s Parliament recently passed the Civil Law Bill (Bill No. 38/2016) legalizing third-party funding in international arbitration and related proceedings.[1] In a... more

Case Note: KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another [2017] SGHC 32 I.  Introduction As Singapore continues to promote itself as an arbitration hub[1], “an unequivocal... more

On February 24, 2018, NYU’s International Arbitration Association and the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law held the 7th Annual NYU Vis Practice Moot at Hogan... more