Max Planck Conference on CISG and Regional Sales Law Unification


On 11 and 12 May 2012 the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg hosts a conference on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). It discusses CISG vs. Regional Sales Law Unification.

More information is available here. The programme reads as follows:

FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2012

  • 14.30  Welcome, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Basedow
  • 14.35  Introduction, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Magnus


  • 14.45  CISG vs. UCC: the positive side, Prof. Harry Flechtner
  • 15.15  CISG vs. UCC: the negative side, Prof. Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo
  • 15.45  Discussion
  • 16.15  Coffee Break

CISG and Australia

  • 16.45  CISG vs. Australian Common Law, Prof. Dr. Bruno Zeller
  • 17.15  Discussion
  • 17.45  End of Session


CISG and Africa

  • 9.30  CISG vs. OHADA Sales Law, Prof. Dr. Franco Ferrari

CISG and Europe

  • 10.00  CISG vs. CESL, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Magnus
  • 10.30  Discussion
  • 11.00   Coffee Break
  • 11.30   CISG, CESL and Private International Law, Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski
  • 12.00  CISG, CESL, PICC and PECL, Prof. Dr. Robert Koch LL.M. (McGill)
  • 12.30  Discussion
  • 13.00  End of Conference