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 Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center, and Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, a former scholar-in-residence at the Center and currently a Global Adjunct Professor at NYU Law in Paris, a Visiting... more

On July 5, 2016, the Republic of Argentina appointed Professor Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, a professor of law at Sciences Po Law School in Paris, and formerly a scholar-in-residence of the Center as... more

Upon the invitation of the head of the UN Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch, who also acts as Secretary to the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Professor... more

The Center co-hosts, with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the world’s first tribunal accreditation programme. As an extension of HKIAC’s award-winning tribunal secretary... more

The Center hosts, together with Sciences-Po, a seminar on “how do arbitrators decide” that is to take place on 30 May 2016, from 4.30-6.30 pm. The event’s main speaker will be Eduardo Silva Romero (... more