UNIDROIT’s Principles of International Commercial Contracts, first adopted in 1994 and revised in 2004, are widely used in international contracting and arbitration practice as well as by domestic courts and international arbitral tribunals to interpret and supplement both contractual provisions and relevant domestic law. The most recent amendments were given final approval by UNIDROIT’s Governing Council in May 2011.
This symposium will provide an overview of the Principles from a trans-Atlantic perspective, with particular focus on the most recent revisions (which concern restitution in case of failed contracts, illegality, conditions, and plurality of obligors and obliges). The speakers and roundtable participants include experts in the Principles and more generally in the field of international commercial transactions and dispute resolution.
The Symposium will of particular interest to private practitioners and corporate counsel who are involved in drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts as well as in litigating or arbitrating disputes arising thereunder. Those who teach international commercial transactions will also find it timely and useful.
The updated program agenda can be found here.
Course Materials for the program can be found here.
Corporate and law firm sponsorship to assist in defraying the cost of bringing together this extraordinarily well-qualified group of experts will be gratefully acknowledged.