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, the Center’s Director, will give a talk on the occasion of a conference held in Oslo and hosted by Professor Giuditta Cordero-Moss, a former scholar-in-residence at the Center. The... more

The Center will host Italian Supreme Court Justice Francesco Cortesi, a two-time scholar-in-residence at the Center, for this coming week. Justice Cortesi, who graduated in 1994 cum laude from... more

Introduction Liu Li v. Tao Li and Tong Wu[1] (the Liu Li Case) caused a sensation in both China and the U.S. in 2017. It was the first time that a People’s Republic of China (PRC) court recognized... more

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center, and Professor Marco Torsello, professor of law at Verona University School of Law and Global Professor of Law (Paris), have just published the... more

Professor Ferrari, the Center’s Director, has just published the third edition of a book entitled “international contract law” in German. Like the previous two editions, the book contains article-by-... more