The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is a multilateral treaty that establishes a uniform legal regime for contracts for the cross-border sale of goods. Such sales contracts operate as the backbone of international trade, and uniform rules for sales contracts provide traders with an efficient, modern and comprehensive legal framework to support their commercial activities.

3 December 2021
10:00 - 14:30 (SAST)

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10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Opening Prof Elsabe Schoeman (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria)
10:15 – 10:45 The CISG in Africa Prof Sieg Eiselen (University of South Africa)
10:45 – 11:15 The CISG, its scope and continuing uniformity Prof Michael Bridge, QC (University of Singapore, London School of Economics)
11:15 – 11:45 The influence of commentaries on the acceptance, interpretation and harmonisation of the CISG Prof Ulrich Schroeter (University of Basel)
11:45 – 12:15 CISG education: When, how and why? Prof Lisa Spagnolo (Macquarie University)

12:15 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 13:00 CISG@40: status, perspectives, opportunities Dr Luca Castellani (UNCITRAL)
13:00 – 13:30 Emerging International Commercial Law in Africa Prof Jan Neels (University of Johannesburg)
13:30 – 14:00 International commercial arbitration in South Africa and the CISG Prof Marlene Wethmar-Lemmer (University of South Africa)
14:00 – 14:30 Question and Answer Session

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