CISG Basel Conference 2015
29 and 30 January 2015, University of Basel, Switzerland
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29 January 2015 8.15 am Registration opens 9.00 am Welcome addresses Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, Faculty of Law, University of Basel Prof. Dr. Markus Schefer, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Basel Dr. Michael Schöll, Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police, Federal Office of Justice 9.30 – 11.00 am Panel 1: Economic Analysis of the CISG Chair: Prof. Eric Bergsten Speakers: Prof. Dr. B. Piltz, “Saving Transaction Costs” Dr. L. Spagnolo, “Is the CISG an Efficient Choice of Law?” G. Moser, “Choice of Law in Practice – a Global Empirical  Survey” Prof. P. Winship, “Economic Analysis of CISG Remedy Provisions” 11.00 – 11.30 am Coffee break 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Panel 2: The Decline of Reservations Chair: Prof. John Gotanda Speakers: Prof. Dr. U. Schroeter, “Reservations and the CISG” Prof. Dr. J. Ramberg, “The traditional co-operation of the Nordic States Dr. D. Saidov, “The Reservation from the Freedom of Form Principle of the CISG: The Case of Russia Prof. Dr. S. Han, “The Application of the CISG in International Commercial Arbitration in China 1.00 – 2.30 pm Lunch 2.30 – 4.00 pm Panel 3: Extending the CISG: Beyond Sales Contracts Chair: Prof. Dr. Yesim Atamer Speakers: Prof. Dr. P. Perales Viscasillas, “International Distribution Contracts and the CISG Dr. F. Mohs, “Natural Gas and the CISG Prof. Dr. C. Fountoulakis, “Possibilities of Deduction and Set-off Under the CISG Dr. P. Hachem, “CISG and Statute of Limitations” 4.00 – 4.30 pm Coffee break 4.30 – 6.00 pm Panel 4: Extending the CISG: Validity Issues Chair: Prof. Alejandro Garro Speakers: Prof. Dr. S. Eiselen, “Control of Unfair Standard Terms” Prof. L. Gama, “Exclusion and Limitation of Liability” Prof. J. Gotanda, “To Fee or Not To Fee: Whether a new International Sales Convention Should Include a Provision on Attorneys’ Fees and Costs?” Prof. E. Sondahl Levin, “A New York Practitioner’s Guide to Arbitration and the Applicability of the CISG 7.00 pm Conference dinner at Restaurant Safran Zunft in Basel (show map here)   30 January 2015 9.00 – 10.30 am Panel 5: CISG, State Action and Regionalisation Chair: Prof. Dr. Pilar Perales Viscasillas Speakers: Prof. Dr. Y. Atamer, “Do we Need Special Provisions for B2C Sales, or is the CISG a ‘one Size Fits all’ Model?” Prof. Dr. J. Ramberg, “Filling the gap in CISG article 78” Dr. C. Pereira, “Application of the CISG to government purchases Dr. J.A. Penda Matipe, “OHADA and the CISG” 10.30 – 11.00 am Coffee break 11.00 am – 12.30 pm Panel 6: CISG and Regionalisation Chair: Prof. Dr. Shyuan Han Speakers: Prof. Dr. C. Witz, “Harmonization or Unification in the European Union” M. Zaleski, LL.M, Legal Officer, “Common European Sale Law – Outlook for the future Prof. Dr. H. Sono, “Harmonization in Asia” Prof. A. Garro, “Harmonization of Contract Law in Latin America: Efforts and Purposes 12.30 – 2.00 pm Lunch 2.00 – 3.30 pm Panel 7: CISG and Fair Contract Law Chair: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schroeter Speakers: Prof. Dr. H.W. Micklitz, “Is CISG Fair? What Kind of Standards of Fairness are Required for B2B Sales Relations?” Prof. Dr. P. Butler, “Human Rights and the CISG – an Oxymoron?” Prof. Dr. P. Nalin, “Ethical Standards and International Sales Contracts: Limits and Possibilities” Prof. Dr. A. Veneziano, “Agricultural Production Con- tracts” 3.30 – 4.00 pm Coffee break 4.00 – 5.30 pm Round table: The Future of Unification of Contract Law Chair: Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. M. Jametti Greiner, Switzerland Dr. B. Czerwenka, Germany M. Dennis, Senior Attorney Advisor, USA Dr. L. Castellani, Legal Officer, UNCITRAL J. A. Estrella Faria, Secretary-General, UNIDROIT 31 January/1 February 2015 Meeting of the CISG Advisory Council
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