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Growing the CISG

6th Annual MAA Schlechtriem CISG Conference

Growing the CISG
  • Year of publication 2016
  • 112 pages
Editor:Ingeborg Schwenzer and Lisa Spagnolo
Series:International Commerce and Arbitration (volume 22)
Category: Law Business and Commercial Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐667‐1 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 56.50 / $ 76.27 / £ 59.89

This book contemplates the means by which the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) might continue to grow in terms of its content and reach into the future. It considers the opportunities, challenges and problems in expanding the CISG into new geographic and conceptual areas of application, as well as deepening its existing fields of application. In relation to future geographical expansion, chapters explore the positions in the United Kingdom, which is yet to join the CISG, as well as the situations in newcomers to the CISG, Brazil and Vietnam, and the special challenges in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Also covered are special directions in which the content of the CISG’s substantive reach might be expanded or further developed. Various chapters discuss the extent to which the CISG should - or should not - potentially deal with issues relating to commodity sales, conformity to public regulations relating to product standards, and limitation periods.

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

Legal scholars and practitioners interested in CISG and trade law.

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.