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Board of Trustees of the Institute

Below is a list of persons who serve on the board of trustees of the Institute, who are affiliated with international organizations, academic institutions and practitioners from around the world.
 

José Maria Abascal, Professor of Law at the National University of Mexico and Partner in Abascal, Calderon y Moreno S.C. (Mexico City), Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

William M. Barron, of Alston & Bird (New York), author of texts on Litigation and Arbitration in the United States and Antitrust Law in Germany and the U.S.A., has served as General Counsel of Bayer USA Inc.

Axel H. Baum, Managing Partner of the Paris office of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed (New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles, Miami), U.S. member ICC International Court of Arbitration, is a frequent speaker and author of articles on arbitration.

Michael Joachim Bonell, Professor of Law at the University of Rome (La Sapienza) and Director of the Center for Comparative and Foreign Law Studies (Rome), Legal Consultant, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Representative of Italy to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Amelia E. Boss, Professor of Law at the Temple University School of Law (Philadelphia), Chair of the American Bar Association's Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Section of Business Law, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in the area of international electronic commerce, Editor-in-Chief of the Datalaw Reporter.

S.K. Date-Bah, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, has served as Representative of Ghana to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and as President of its 1978 session.

Fritz Enderlein, Professor of International Trade Law Emeritus at the Academy for Political and Legal Science (Berlin), former member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, has served as Representative of the former German Democratic Republic to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Ivan R. Feltham, Queens Counsel, recently held Soloway Chair of Business and Trade Law, University of Ottawa, Co-Chair of the Legal Committee of the Canadian Exporters' Association, has served as Vice President and General Counsel of General Electric Canada Inc. and as Chair of the Legislation Policy Committee and as a Director of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association.

Franco Ferrari. Professor of Law at the University of Verona, former Senior Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, he has authored many scholarly writings on Uniform International Commercial Law.

Andre H. Friedman, Partner in Nagy & Trocganyi LLP (New York, Budapest), has served as Chair of the Committee on International Trade and Practice of the New York State Bar Association and as General Counsel for the National Association of Export Companies.

Alejandro M. Garro, Lecturer in Law at Columbia University and Associate Research Scholar of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law (Columbia University), is co-author of a leading text on the CISG in Argentina and the author of numerous scholarly articles on International Commercial Law.

Claire M. Germain, Edward M. Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, is Director of Cornell's Dual Degree Programs, Paris & Berlin, President of the American Association of Law Libraries, and author of Germain's Transnational Law Research: A Guide for Attorneys.

Charles R. Hann, of Altman Weil Pensa (Philadelphia) and counsel to Fuji Film (New Jersey), has served as International Counsel of Olin Corporation (Stanford) and as President of the Corporate Bar Association of Westchester and Fairfield.

Rolf Herber, Professor of Commercial Law, Director of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law Institute, at the University of Hamburg, has served as Representative of Germany to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and as President of the United Nations Conference on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg, 1978).

Gerold Herrmann, President of the London Court of International Arbitration, has served as Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (Vienna).

Honorable Howard M. Holtzmann, Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, author of the leading text on the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law, has served as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Edward V. Lahey, Jr., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association, Adjunct Professor of Law at the Pace University School of Law, he has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Pepsico, Inc.

Sergey Lebedev, President of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Moscow), has served as Representative of his country to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Salvatore Maccarone, Professor of Law at the University of Rome and Partner in Maccarone & Associates (Rome), Legal Counsel of the Italian Bankers Association.

Manuel Olivencia Ruiz, Professor of Commercial Law Emeritus at the University of Seville (Seville), Representative of Spain to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

William W. Park, Professor of Law, has served as Director of the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies and Graduate Banking Law Program, at the Boston University School of Law, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Counsel to the Executive Committee, London Court of International Arbitration, and of Counsel to Ropes & Gray (Boston).

Michel Pelichet, former Deputy Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (The Hague).

Ana Isabel Piaggi de Vanossi, Professor of Commercial Law at the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Judge of the Argentina Court of Appeals, Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and Director of the Commercial Law Commission of the Argentina Bar Association.

Albert Jan van den Berg, Partner in Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot (Amsterdam), Professor of Law at Erasmus University (Rotterdam), General Editor of the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration and The International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, former Vice President of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.

Robert B. von Mehren, former Partner in Debevoise & Plimpton (New York), Vice Chair of the International Law Association, has served as Chair of the Board and President of the Practising Law Institute.

Ambassador S. Linn Williams, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Mission Energy Company, has served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the White House, Washington D.C., as General Counsel of Sears World Trade and as General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Peter Winship, Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist University (Dallas), Chair of the Board of Editorial Advisers, The International Lawyer of the American Bar Association (ABA), Corresponding Collaborator, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Member of the American Law Institute, and Member of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law of the U.S. Secretary of State.

Alberto L. Zuppi, former Secretary of Justice, Argentina, Professor of International Law, Louisiana State University, co-author of the leading text on the CISG in Argentina.