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, has worldwide about 800 member, eighty of whom are Titular Members, including Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, while the other members are associate members. According to the Academy’s Statutes, the Secretary General is responsible for the scientific programme of the Academy, overseeing the administrative operation of the Academy and supervising the publication of the Academy’s Acts and Proceedings.

Professor Fernández Arroyo is Co-Director of Global Governance Studies at Sciences Po Law School (Paris) where he teaches Arbitration, Conflicts of Laws, and International Dispute Settlement. He is also a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law. Recently, he has been designate Honorary Professor of the University of Buenos Aires.

 

The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law aims at the advancement of 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