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 Ferrari asserting that the definition of sales contract governed by the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods can be derived from that Convention’s Articles 30 and 53. The Supreme Court also relied on a chapter authored by a German professor published in a book co-edited by Ferrari to get to its decision.