Franco Ferrari, Professor of Law, joins the LL.M. International Business Law and will teach the course "International Sales Law"...
From the Spring Semester 2021, Professor Franco Ferrari of the New York University will teach a block course on International Sales Law in the framework of the LL.M. in International Business Law of the University of Lausanne. Prof. Ferrari is a reputed expert in the area of international contracts, international arbitration and private international law worldwide.
Franco Ferrari, who joined the NYU School of Law full-time faculty in Fall 2010, was most recently a chaired professor of international law at Verona University in Italy (2002-2016). Previously, he was a chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (1995-1998) and the University of Bologna in Italy (1998-2002).
After serving as a member of the Italian delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, prof. Ferrari was legal officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch, from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL digest on applications of the UN Sales Convention. He has published more than 290 law review articles and book chapters in various languages and 25 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration.
Prof. Ferrari, who is a recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars awarded by the American Society of International Law, is a member of the editorial boards of various peer-reviewed European law journals ("Internationales Handelsrecht", "European Review of Private Law", "Contratto e impresa", "Contratto e impresa/Europa", and "Revue de droit des affaires internationales") and the General Editor of the "European International Arbitration Review". He also acts as an international arbitrator both in international commercial arbitrations and, most recently, investment arbitrations.
Course "International Sales Law" description :
This course will examine whether the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), considered the paradigm of uniform substantive law conventions, has succeeded in creating uniform (sales) law that avoids recourse to domestic law. To do so, the course will analyze case law from courts and arbitral tribunals. This analysis will show that the solutions are not as uniform as one might think. This, in turn, will allow course participants to avoid the pitfalls that go hand in hand with the myth of uniformity the success of the CISG has (falsely) created.
Registrations for this course as for other individual courses of the LL.M. programme are possible in the limit of available places. See this link