In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant economic crisis, a number of leading UNIDROIT instruments may be of interest to a wide array of actors currently facing serious challenges to address contractual disruptions and to rebuild the economy in the post COVID-19 scenario.
UNIDROIT is pleased to announce that, in accordance with Article 6(2) of the UNIDROIT Statute, the Italian Government has appointed Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti as President of UNIDROIT for a five-year term commencing on 1 September 2020.
The ninth annual conference of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project took place at the UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome between 10 - 11 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held in hybrid format, with 16 participants present at the Institute and over 400 registered remote participants.
On 10 September 2020, the joint ELI-UNIDROIT 'European Model Rules of Civil Procedure', the final draft of which has recently been approved by the ELI and is awaiting final approval by the UNIDROIT Governing Council, were presented to the ELI Membership in a webinar.
On 7 September 2020 Zambia’s instruments of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and to the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment were deposited with UNIDROIT.
On 3 September 2020, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado spoke in a webinar presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee, IBA European Regional Forum, IBA International Commerce and Distribution Committee, IBA Litigation Committee and supported by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee.
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