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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The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law will host a talk on Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00-8:00pm. Mr. Gary Born, current scholar-in-residence, will be presenting “... more

When does an arbitration agreement bind a non-signatory? Comment on a decision by the Swiss Bundesgericht from June 6 2016[1] In this decision, the Swiss Supreme Court had to deal with a fundamental... more

Introduction When resorting to arbitration, parties choose their applicable rules of procedure, often by referring to those of an arbitral institution. Such arbitration rules set time limits... more

Both the Swiss Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of the Canton Ticino cited Professor Ferrari’s works to corroborate the results reached on matters relating to international sales, on which... more

Introduction Relatively few US court cases deal with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (hereinafter CISG). Indeed, parties to contract usually agree to... more