Virtual Forum “The work of the Inter-American Juridical Committee”

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Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 11:00 a. m. EST

“International Commercial Contracts in the Americas”

In this session, panelists considered the Guide on the Law Applicable to International Commercial Contracts in the Americas, which was approved by the Inter-American Juridical Committee in March, 2019, with a particular focus on the Guide’s 18 recommendations, specifically those that encourage and support party autonomy and choice of law. Panelists also explained the Guide’s development and its foundation in the Inter-American Convention on the Law Applicable to International Contracts, known as “the Mexico Convention, and its connection with the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. The discussion concluded with pragmatic considerations concerning implementation of the Guide’s recommendations by states, legislators, adjudicators and contracting parties.

Presentation of the CJI’s Guide
l Dr. José Moreno Rodriguez, Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee and Rapporteur on International Commercial Contracts in the Americas.
Comments and thoughts
l Dr. Cecilia Fresnedo, Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee.
l Dr. Eduardo Benavides, Peruvian Lawyer representing the American Bar Association.

Moderator: Dr. Jeannette Tramhel, Senior Legal Officer, Department of International Law, Secretariat for Legal Affairs, OAS.

*Questions and Answers session followed the presentations using the Q&A Function in Cisco WebEx.
*Please note that this session was held in Spanish with no simultaneous interpretation provided.

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