Professor Franco Ferrari Publishes a Paper on the Homeward Trend and Lex Forism

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Executive Director of the Center, publishes a paper on the homeward trend and lex forism (entitled Tendance insulariste et lex forisme malgré un droit uniforme de la vente) in the latest issue of the French law journal Revue critique de droit international privé. In the paper, Professor Ferrari shows that although interpreters are generally not supposed to read the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods through the lenses of domestic law,  case-law of the various Contracting States shows that courts do not always comply with such prohibition directed at avoiding both the homeward and lex forism. Professor Ferrari then goes on to suggest how to avoid both the homeward trend and lex forism.

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