12th edition of the Transnational Commercial Law Teacher’s Meeting held in Santiago

The 12th  edition of the Transnational Commercial Law Teacher’s Meeting was hosted by the University of Chile from the 10th to the 12th of November via Zoom.  The Conference was entirely devoted to the study of the Secured Transactions in Transnational Commercial Law as central topic, along with panels and presentations to discuss the current status of transnational commercial law instruments and related research in Latin America.


Opened by Professor Herbert Kronke (Emeritus Professor, Heidelberg University) and Pablo Ruiz-Tagle (Dean, Universidad de Chile School of Law), the Conference featured a panel moderated by Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano on the 11th of November, focussed on the Cape Town Convention, featuring presentations by Souichirou Kozuka and Noriyuki Aoki  (Gakushuin University & Waseda University) on the reform of law and shifts in thoughts of secured transactions in Japan, Louise Gullifer (Cambridge University) on The Cape Town Convention as transnational insolvency law; Sanam Saidova (University of Nottingham) on the Relationship between the CTC and the applicable national law in the context of the CTC’s requirement of power to dispose Teresa Rodríguez De Las Heras Ballell (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) on Immovable-associated equipment in the MAC Protocol: rethinking the concept of «mobile equipment» under the Cape Town Convention and Camilo Saldías (Universidad de Chile) on Immovable-associated equipment in MAC Protocol: interactions between international interest and local interests under Chilean Law, and


Other panels of the conference were devoted to Enforcement of secured transactions, moderated by Teresa Rodríguez De Las Heras Ballell; on UNCITRAL Model and Inter-American Model for Secured Transactions, moderated by Jeannette Tramhel (Senior Legal Officer, Organization of American States); on Digital Assets / Technology, moderated by Thomas Keijser (Radboud University).


The conference was concluded  by closing remarks delivered by Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and a keynote speech by Boris Kozolchyk, Evo DeConcini Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Arizona.

Full programme

The Transnational Commercial Law Teachers Meetings arise from the different courses and seminars that had their origin in the book Transnational Commercial Law – Texts, Cases, and Materials, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1st edition 2007, 2nd edition 2015, by Professors Roy Goode, Herbert Kronke, and Ewan McKendrick.

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