The Global Challenge of International Sales Law
The University of Florida Center for International Business Education & Research and the Warrington College of Business Administration hosted a Conference on the Impact, Problems, and Issues relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Additional sponsors included the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), University of Florida Levin College of Law, University of Florida Center for European Studies and the Institute for International Commercial Law (Pace University).
The conference brought together 35 or so scholars, practitioners, and representatives of international organizations from 20 or so countries to present papers in their areas of specialized expertise. This conference provided information on multiple levels, including understanding the rules of the CISG, the application of the CISG by signatory countries, theoretical insights, and its use by international transactional attorneys. It included a presentation by Luca Castellani, legal officer in the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, on the substance and status of complimentary conventions and a presentation by Professor Claire Germain on the “Issues of Translation.”