Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:49

Transnational Commercial Law Meeting


The teaching of Transnational Commercial Law was the focus of a fruitful meeting hosted by the International Hellenic University on 3 October 2011. The meeting was organized by Professor Athanasios Kaissis. Professors of law from around the world, acknowledged experts in the specific field, attended the meeting and proffered their valuable knowledge, knowhow and expertise.

transnational commercial law meeting

With the new IHU postgraduate programme “LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution” about to be launched, its structure and curriculum was a subject of discussion, with extremely useful contributions made by the visiting participants.

Prof H. Kronke from the University of Heidelberg, Prof. C. Pejovic from Kyushu University, Prof. P. Winship from Southern Methodist University, Dr. M. Király from Eötvös Loránd University, Dr. S. Huber from the University of Heidelberg, Ms A. Dimolitsa and Dr. O. Fleig from the University of Heidelberg attended the meeting.

The participants were welcomed by Professor C. Grammenos, President of the Governing Board, who presented the educational and research activities of the IHU, with a special reference to the new postgraduate programmes. Professor A. Kaissis, member of the Governing Board, followed with a speech describing in detail the features of the new LLM programme in Transnational and European Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, which has recently been approved by the Greek Ministry of Education. A presentation was also given by Mrs. A. Dimolitsa, a leading ICC arbitration expert, who dealt with the hot topic of the new ICC arbitration rules.

In the afternoon session of the TCL Meeting, Professor N. Moussiopoulos, Vice President of the Governing Board, presented the achievements and goals of the IHU School of Economics and Business Administration.

Professor H. Kronke (Heidelberg University), former Secretary General of UNIDROIT, shared his valuable insights about this important institution, the decision-making process and the efficiency of its instruments. The session concluded with an interesting lecture on arbitration given by Dr. S. Huber (Heidelberg University).

Professor P. Winship (SMU), Professor M. Kiraly (Dean of ELTE University), Professor C. Pejovic (Kyushu University) and Dr. O. Heig (Heidelberg University) enriched the discussion with their remarks. All participants, professors, academic assistants and students benefited from a very productive exchange of views and work experiences during the meeting.

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