March 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum “Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era”

The Center will host the March 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled “Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era.” The event will take place on Monday, March 23rd, 2015, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012). TheRead the Rest…

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Professor Linda Silberman has been selected as ALI project Adviser

Professor Linda Silberman has been selected as one of the Advisers on the American Law Institute’s recently launched project for The Restatement of the Law (Third) Conflict of Laws. The Chief Reporter for the project is Kermit Roosevelt (University of Pennsylvania).The Associate Reporters are Laura Little (Temple School of Law) and Christopher Whytock (UCLA).

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February 2015 session of the Arbirtration Forum: Iura novit arbiter

The Center will host the February 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled “Iura novit arbiter” on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012). The event will be moderated by the Center’s Executive Director, Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Mr.Read the Rest…

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Receipt of goods under the CISG: a threshold question when an American buyer is going bankrupt

I. Introduction  In 2005, the U.S. Congress adopted the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, which, among other things, incorporated an effective protection for sellers of goods when a bankrupt buyer received them without paying[1]. Less than 10 years after, two recent decisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District ofRead the Rest…

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When will the English Court agree to be a “forum of necessity” for foreign litigants?

I. Introduction This paper considers the English Courts’ approach to the following hypothetical: All traditional connecting factors point to a foreign jurisdiction being the most natural place to hear a dispute but, that notwithstanding, the forum court ultimately decides the foreign jurisdiction is an unacceptable place to litigate and accepts jurisdiction in the interests ofRead the Rest…

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German Supreme Court cites to various papers by Professor Franco Ferrari

The Federal Court of Justice of Germany cited various papers authored by Professor Franco Ferrari, the Executive Director of the Center, in a decision rendered on September 24th, 2014, concerning a dispute arising from a contract subject to the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), which establishes a uniformRead the Rest…

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Center to co-host two-day arbitration conference in the Dominican Republic

The Center is co-hosting a two-day conference entitled “Convergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration” to take place on Nov. 19th and 20th in Santo Domingo. During this conference, some of the foremost arbitration practitioners and scholars will look into whether there is cross-fertilization between international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. What theRead the Rest…

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November 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum: When U.S. Treaty Powers and State Law Collide — The Controversy over Implementing the 2005 Hague Convention

The Center will host the November 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum,  When U.S. Treaty Powers and State Law Collide – The Controversy over Implementing the 2005 Hague Convention on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012). The event will be moderated by theRead the Rest…

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The CISG has definitely entered into force in Brazil

 I. Introduction On October 16th, 2014 the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (“CISG”) was finally promulgated in Brazil by the Presidential Decree No 8.327/2014[1], exactly two years after the National Congress has approved the text of the Convention (which occurred on October 16, 2012). The fulfillment of this requirement byRead the Rest…

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October 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum: Mobility of Judgments in the EU: Reality, or just a Dream?

The Center will host the October 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled: “Mobility of Judgments in the EU: Reality, or just a Dream?” with Professor Bettina Heiderhoff and Professor Franco Ferrari. The event will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245Read the Rest…

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Professor Campbell McLachlan discusses new book

Professor Campbell McLachlan QC (Victoria University of Wellington) was scholar in residence at the Center for the month of September 2014. While visiting, he presented a seminar under the chairmanship of Professor Ferrari on “The Foreign State in International Civil Litigation before National Courts” with Professor Linda Silberman (NYU) and Professor Harold Koh (Yale). In the video-clip, Professor McLachlanRead the Rest…

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Professor Ferrari gives talks in Berlin and Rome

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 Hanefeld and Professor Luca Radicati di Brozolo, who will also give talks on the occasion of this year’s annual meeting of the German Arbitration InstitutionRead the Rest…

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September 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum: The Foreign State in International Civil Litigation before National Courts

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, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012). The event will be moderated by the center’sRead the Rest…

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German Supreme Court cites papers by Professor Franco Ferrari

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, Arbitration and Commercial Law as well as a book co-edited by him. In its ruling, the Supreme Court relied on a paper by FerrariRead the Rest…

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New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) offers internship to NYU Law students

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 position for a NYU Law student, preferably an IBRLA LL.M. students, for the Fall 2014 semester.  In addition to legal research and writing, the intern will haveRead the Rest…

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Professor Fernandez Arroyo, Global Professor and scholar-in-residence, appointed Secretary General of the International Academy of Comparative Law

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 General of the International Academy of Comparative Law at its XIXth International Congress held in Vienna from 20 to 26 July 2014. The Academy, founded in 1924, hasRead the Rest…

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Professor Franco Ferrari invited to give lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, was invited to teach a course on private international law at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law. The Hague Academy, which, since its creation in 1923, has occupied premises at the Peace Palace in the Hague, alongside the highestRead the Rest…

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Recent Developments in EU Investment Agreements

I.         Introduction: the new EU competence over foreign direct investment On 16 April 2014, the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution[1] on the proposal for a regulation establishing a framework for managing financial responsibility linked to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals established by international agreements to which the European Union is a party (COM(2012)335)[2]. ThisRead the Rest…

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Professor Silberman will deliver a paper at a London conference

Professor Silberman will be delivering a paper on international child abduction to the Journal of Comparative Law conference on the Hague Abduction Convention, to be held in London in July 2014. Over the past academic year, Professor Silberman, Co-Director of the Center, has participated in a number of conferences and activities related to transnational litigationRead the Rest…

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Professors Ferrari and Torsello publish book entitled International Sales Law – CISG

Professor Franco Ferrari, Director of the Center, and Professor Marco Torsello, professor of law at Verona University School of Law and Hauser Visiting Professor at NYU (2012, 2015), have just published a book on the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The Convention, which covers more than 3/4 ofRead the Rest…

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