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Call for papers : UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference (Abstract Submission by 20 November)

From the Regional Centre:

The UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2017 will be held on 11 and 12 December 2017 in Macau, China. We are now inviting paper proposals/abstracts for review.

The UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference, themed “Modernization of National Commercial Laws and the Role of Legal Harmonization in International Commerce”, will address critical legal issues in four specific tracks focusing on contemporary international, regional and national developments in the related topics.  This conference is hosted jointly by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the University of Macau.

We invite researchers, scholars and practitioners to share their insightful opinions and important findings of their research related to the conference theme and tracks.  Paper proposals/abstracts are invited on the following tracks :

Track 1. Settlement of commercial and investment disputes along the One Belt, One Road : the relevance of UNCITRAL standards

Track 1a. Harmonizing standards for paperless arbitration (from proceedings to award; the relevance of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985), with amendments as adopted in 2006, of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as revised in 2010 and of the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts.

Track 2.  Reducing legal obstacles faced by Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in operating in the legally-regulated economy, including establishment and registration, access to credit and insolvency.

Track 3. UNCITRAL texts on e-commerce and their relevance to implement FTAs and trade facilitation measures

Track 4. Sale of goods, security interests and insolvency: the impact of legal divergence on contract management in complex cross-border supply chain management and financing

Details of the Conference and the Call for Papers may be found here.  We very much look forward to your paper proposals/abstracts on the above topics, by 20 November 2017. For submission of paper proposals/abstracts or for enquiries, please contact us at:

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