TransLex, a free online resource on transnational commercial law, the New Lex Mercatoria


by Klaus Peter Berger, Cologne University

The Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) at Cologne University Faculty of Law has recently revised and updated TransLex, its free knowledge- and codification-platform on transnational commercial law, the New Lex Mercatoria.

The introductory text now contains a thorough and critical analysis of the historic Lex Mercatoria, including its doubtful existence during the Middle Ages with links to numerous historic documents of those times,

New comparative law materials have been added to the TransLex-Principles, a collection of over 130 principles and rules of the New Lex Mercatoria,

New documents have been added to the online archive of rare historic documents on alternative dispute resolution from the Bible and Koran to modern times,

The bibliograhy now contains over 1.000 entries, making it the largest online bibliography on transnational commercial law,