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Boundaries and Intersections

5th Annual MAA Schlechtriem CISG Conference

Boundaries and Intersections
  • Year of publication 2014
  • 142 pages
Editor:Ingeborg Schwenzer and Lisa Spagnolo
Series:International Commerce and Arbitration (volume 18)
Category: Law Business and Commercial Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐441‐7 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 58.00 / $ 78.30 / £ 61.48
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6274‐100‐3 | ebook | € 57.99 / $ 78.28 / £ 61.46

This book explores how the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) interacts with non-uniform domestic laws, international laws and soft laws in jurisdictions around the world. It covers topics as diverse as: recent US federal court encounters with mthe CISG; roots and traces of the CISG in the Common European Sales Law (CESL); and potential coverage of ‘emotional defects’ by the CISG. Other chapters pose a novel approach to determining the CISG’s scope or look beyond the CISG to future developments and directions.

This volume is sure to provide food for thought for anyone advising on or interested in international commercial transactions, and is a valuable addition to the collections of academics and practitioners alike.

Target group

Academics and professionals working in the field of commercial law, trade law and investment disputes.

Author's information

Ingeborg Schwenzer is a Professor Ordinaria für Privatrecht at the University of Basel. After completing her law studies in Tübingen, Geneva and Freiburg, Professor Schwenzer obtained an LL.M. summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD summa cum laude from the University of Freiburg. Professor Schwenzer is editor of the leading Schlechtriem/Schwenzer CISG commentaries in both German and English, and member of the Advisory Council on the CISG. She has published widely in the areas of comparative law, international commercial law, the law of obligations, as well as family law, and is regularly called upon to act as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator in these fields.

Lisa Spagnolo has an LLB with First Class Honours, and is a Supreme Court Prize winner. She has been awarded Best Speaker in the Governor-General's Moot, and has a long association with the Vis Commercial Arbitration moot in Vienna and Hong Kong, both as a student (awarded Honourable Mention as an advocate) and as a guest arbitrator. She practised with Minter Ellison as a commercial litigator, particularly in the area of banking and insolvency. Lisa is a PhD candidate. Her thesis is on international sales and she currently lectures in Contract and Property Law at Monash University.