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.

What's New

Professor Ferrari will give several talks on matters related to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and arbitration at a conference organized by the... more

On January 28, 2015, the High Court of Justice of Madrid (“HCJ of Madrid”) rendered a decision[1] setting aside an award dated January 14, 2014 that dealt with an interest rate swap agreement signed... more

Prof. Silberman, the Co-Director of the Center, will give a talk on the implications US court decisions can and do have abroad, both in the international litigation and arbitration contexts. The... more

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center, and Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, a Global Adjunct Professor at NYU Law in Paris, Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University in... more

On June 7, 2016, Professor Ferrari, the Director of the Center, was appointed President of the Thailand Arbitrator Committee established at the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). The tasks of the... more