The Future of the Commercial Contract in
Scholarship and Law Reform
Fifth Annual Conference
Friday 16 October 2020 10.00-17.00
– Online Event –
Welcome Address by Professor Mads Andenas QC
LCF, University of Oslo and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Professor Franco Ferrari, New York University,
Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law:
“Limits to party autonomy in arbitration”
The London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law (LCF) continues research undertaken at the IALS Centre for Corporate and Financial Law based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London) 1997–2019. The 2020 conference explores topics in commercial contract law with a focus on sustainability, not only to combat climate change by contracts to promote the use of green energies but by supporting an ethical approach to supply chains.This international academic conference continues the successful series of annual conferences on different aspects of commercial contract law.This year's keynote speaker is Professor Franco Ferrari of New York University. Professor Ferrari is well known for his expertise in international commercial law including arbitration and for his commitment to uniform law such as the 1980 Vienna Convention on international commercial contracts (CISG) as well as for his work for UNCITRAL. Panelists come from all over the world - this year from at least eight different jurisdictions - bringing comparative viewpoints to the table.• What?
The conference is organised in four panels one of which traditionally focusses on commercial arbitration. Another focus is once again on ethical aspects of commercial contract law such as good faith and co-operation duties as well as green finance and sustainability in the digital economy.• Who?
The London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law (LCF) launched its programme of events in 2020 taking over from the Centre for Corporate and Financial Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), School of Advanced Studies, University of London.• Where?
Responding to the current pandemic LCF have decided to hold the conferences online only.