Virtual Forums

With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

Virtual forum “The work of the Inter-American Juridical Committee" fifth session

“International Commercial Contracts in the Americas”

  • 5/24/2021 11:00 AM
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Event date: 5/24/2021 11:00 AM Export event

Persons in charge of the presentations:

Dr. José Moreno Rodriguez, Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee and Rapporteur on International Commercial Contracts in the Americas
Dr. Cecilia Fresnedo, Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee
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

In this session, panelists will consider 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 will also explain 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 will conclude with pragmatic considerations concerning  implementation of the Guide’s recommendations by states, legislators, adjudicators and contracting parties.