Book Launch: Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts – 4 May 2021

Coming up tomorrow – Book Launch: Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts – 4 May 2021


The global PIL community is invited to celebrate the launch of the book “Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts” (Oxford University Press, 2021). This study provides a definitive reference guide to the key choice of law principles on international contracts, including 60 national and regional reports written by experts from all parts of the world, and a dedicated commentary on the Hague Principles as applied to international commercial arbitration.

When: May 4, 2021 02:00 PM CEST

Where: Online (Zoom-Webinar)

Register here:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The event will also be live streamed via YouTube; the link will be posted five minutes before the start time here.


The programme reads as follows:


14:00-14:10 – Welcome and acknowledgments | Daniel Girsberger

14:10-14:35 – Overview of the process | Daniel Girsberger and Marta Pertegás

14:35-15:00 – General Comparative Report, with a focus on Art. 3 | Thomas Kadner Graziano

15:00-15:10 – Further general matters | Jan L Neels

15:10-15:15 – Publisher’s address | Andrew Dickinson

15:15-15:20 – Regional perspective: Africa | Jan L Neels and Eesa A Fredericks

15:20-15:30 – Regional perspective: Asia | Yuko Nishitani and Béligh Elbalti

15:30-15:35 – Regional perspective: Australasia | Brooke Marshall

15:35-15:40 – Regional perspective: Europe | Thomas Kadner Graziano

15:40-15:50 – Regional perspective: Latin America | José A Moreno Rodríguez and Lauro Gama

15:50-15:55 – Regional perspective: North America | Geneviève Saumier

15:55-16:05 – HCCH, UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT perspectives | João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, Luca Castellani, and Anna Veneziano

16:05-16:15 – Future plans and concluding remarks | Agatha Brandão and Daniel Girsberger

16:15-16:45 – Q&A


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A 30% discount code will be available for all attendees.