27 March 2022


2022 CISG Conference

The CISG, 40 Years and Beyond: What the Past Will Bring to the Future &
Opening Ceremony of the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China,
Asian Academy of International Law,
Willem C. Vis Moot Alumni Association

Supported by:
Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

Joined by hundreds of participants coming from 65 countries/regions, the 2022 CISG Conference – The CISG, 40 Years and Beyond: What the Past Will Bring to the Future featured presentations by expert speakers and a debate session by world-renowned legal practitioner and academics, deliberating on an array of topical issues relating to the development and significance of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in various commercial arenas.

What attendees say

• The webinar has invited many experts to discuss different aspects of the CISG and arbitration, providing in-depth discussions on different aspects of the CISG and arbitration. I have learnt much from it and am indebted to all speakers.
• I found the debate very informative and it was exactly what I anticipated and wanted. I also found the presentation on the impact of the CISG on future railway transactions very informative and helpful. I would like to see more of such informative and challenging topics to be discussed.
• The scope of contents and the delivery by the speakers succeeded in clarifying many of my questions and gave me confidence in the CISG.
• Speakers touched on some of the key developments of the arbitral scene and it provided a good research framework.

Recent Developments on the CISG in Asia Pacific (Including Extension of the CISG to Hong Kong)

Ms Athita Komindr

Recent Developments on the CISG and Hong Kong (Focusing on the Nuances for Hong Kong and Why)

Ms Linda Lam

How the CISG May Have an Impact on Future Work on Railway Consignment

Professor Andreas Maurer