The Center for Business Law
International Commercial Transactions: Sales of Goods and Cross-Border Financing
Spring 2013 Conference
Thursday, February 21, 2013, Noon-6:30 p.m.
No charge for attendance
The Center for Business Law will host leading authorities from the United States, Canada, and Ireland to address current issues in International Sales and Financing. When goods are sold across borders, what laws apply if parties fail to choose? What are the choices? How do these choices affect warranties, disclaimers, remedies, and dispute resolution?
Panelists will also discuss laws governing financing across borders, addressing security interests, problems of enforcement, and how to avoid pitfalls. Bar members, academics, and interested law students are invited to participate.
Co-sponsors: New England Law | Boston Center for International Law and Policy, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest
Check-in, refreshments: 12:00 p.m., Introductions: 12:45 p.m.
Transnational Sales of Goods, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
- Caterina Gardiner, Lecturer in Law, National University of Ireland Galway, School of Law
- William P. Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
- Curtis W. Nyquist, Professor of Law, New England Law | Boston
- Antonin I. Pribetic, Litigation Counsel, Steinberg Morton Hope & Israel LLP, Toronto
Financing Across Borders, 3:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
- Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
- Richard M. Kohn, Principal, Goldberg Kohn LTD, Chicago
- Harry C. Sigman, Attorney, Los Angeles
- Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Boston, and Co-chair, Financial Services Area
The event will be held in the Cherry Room, New England Law | Boston, 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116.
For more information
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Registration requested by February 11, 2013.
- E-mail SalesFinancingConference@gmail.com or call Jillian T. Cappucci at 617-584-1908. Please include your name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail.
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