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, will give talks both in Berlin and Rome. In Berlin,  Professor Ferrari will join two former scholars-in-residence of the Center, Ms. Inka... more

The Center will host this academic year’s first session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled: The Foreign State in International Civil Litigation before National Courts on Monday, September 22,... more

In a ruling of May 28th, 2014, the Supreme Court of Germany cites a paper authored by Professor Franco Ferrari, the Executive Director of the Law School’s Center for Transnational Litigation,... more

The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), a nonprofit organization formed to advance, strengthen and promote the conduct of international arbitration in New York, has one open internship... more

Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, Global Professor at NYU Paris  and April 2015 scholar—in-residence at the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, has been elected Secretary... more