Globalization of trade brings with it the globalization of private conflicts. However, private law and courts are predominantly domestic. How can the law cope and keep pace with globalization of trade?
As a result of globalization, the overall development of international trade over the last half century has been startling. These economic developments have prompted legal answers in a variety of fields.
Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer will discuss some of these issues whereby she focuses on aspects of private law. In the first place, dispute resolution mechanisms have radically changed. Second, globalization of trade triggers the globalization of law. Third, globalization has also by now reached the legal profession. And finally, legal education must eventually respond to these developments.
About the speaker Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M.:
Ingeborg Schwenzer is Dean of Swiss International Law School and a full Professor of Private Law at the University of Basel/Switzerland. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at City University, Hong Kong and at Griffith University, Brisbane/Australia. She has published numerous books and more than 200 articles in the fields of law of obligations (contracts, tort law and unjust enrichment, sales law both domestic and international), commercial arbitration as well as family law. In particular, she is the editor and main contributor of the world’s leading Commentary on the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (3rd edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2010) and its German, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish counterparts. She is director of the Global Sales Law Project with researchers from all over the world; the major work on Global Sales and Contract Law published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. Ingeborg Schwenzer is Chair of the CISG Advisory Council. She is also active in all areas of legal practice. In particular, she regularly acts as arbitrator, counsel and legal expert in international disputes.
6pm – 7pm keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer
7pm – 7.45pm Questions and discussion
7.45pm – 8.30pm Apéro
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6pm to 8.30 pm (including apéro)
Location: University of Zurich
Number of Participants: a maximum of 30 participants
Preparatory reading: → PDF