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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the CISG:
CISG as a Tool for Global Trade – Theory and Practice

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (‘CISG’) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020 (‘CISG@40’). It provides a uniform text of law for international sales of goods and currently has 93 Contracting States from diverse legal traditions and levels of economic development, which together represent over two-thirds of the global economy.

To mark CISG@40, this conference will explore the CISG as a tool for global trade from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Expert speakers will share their insights on the past, present and future contributions of the CISG to the development of international sales law, with a focus on: how the CISG has modernised and harmonised international contract law; how it could simplify the process of international sales of goods by, for example, offering a choice of ‘neutral’ governing law; as well as the recent developments and current trends in CISG jurisprudence.

The conference will also examine the use of the CISG in practice, such as when and how the CISG comes into play in the negotiation and contract formation stages of international sales of goods, how the CISG would affect the drafting of transaction documents as well as the relevant best practice. Particular attention will be given to contract management (including contractual remedies) and the relationship between the CISG and the dispute resolution process in courts and in arbitration. For more details, please refer to the eFlyer


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27 October 2020


15:00 – 18:00 (GMT+8)