The Future of the Commercial Contract in
Scholarship and Law Reform
Fifth Annual Conference
Friday 16 October 2020 10.00-17.00
University of London Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
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 is designing this conference as a blended event. LCF have reserved the beautiful Chancellors Hall at Senate House to be able to allow for health and safety concepts. It is expected that from 1 Oct 2020 conferences will be allowed again. Places will have to be limited in the conference room. There will be a hygiene concept. If the physical event cannot go ahead, tickets for the Chancellors Hall will be refunded. For full details and a downloadable programme
go toUpcoming Events Page
.Conference registration fees: Venue tickets: Standard Rate for delegates - £75.00
; Concessionary Day Rate for Speakers and Students - £50.00; Concessionary Half Day Rate available only to Students - £35.00. Zoom only tickets
: £15. Book through Eventbrite through the links provided on the "upcoming events" page
If the event cannot be held due to revised government or UoL policies based on current pandemic circumstances, the event will be held as a webinar only and venue tickets refunded. Refunds processed through Eventbrite.