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

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

I.                    Introduction In Corporación Mexicana de Mantenimiento Integral (“COMMISA”) v. Pemex-Exploración y Producción (“PEP”)[1] (Pemex) decided in August of last year, the District... more

This is to announce the March 24th, 2014, session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “Admissibility v. Jurisdiction in... more

A.      The decision and its context On 12 November 2013 the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council, Dr Jim Yong Kim, decided to disqualify the arbitrator appointed by the claimant, Mr. José... more

Today’s international businessperson should never travel far without an arbitration agreement.  One would expect to hear that from arbitration lawyers, hungry for business (or business class flights... more

I. Introduction In judgment T 4982-11 of November 23, 2012, the Swedish Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) upheld an arbitral award challenged primarily on the ground that the matter was non-... more

I.      Introduction The purpose of this article written exclusively for the “Transnational Notes” of NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, directed by Professor... more

On October 16, 2012, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (hereinafter “Supreme Court”) issued a decision wherein it clarified its position regarding the effect of a party’s bankruptcy on international... more

Support NYU Law

We are at the forefront of legal education, and with your help we can continue the remarkable transformation that has brought us to this point.

Support NYU Law

Featured Media

Site Seeing

Looking for more? Try these pages:

About NYU Law
Blogs and Journals
Law School Magazine
Milbank Tweed Forum

Click to see more:
Expand