30 April 2014

CONFERENCE: Sales Law in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia

Institute of East European Law of the University of Kiel and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University have announced the conference Sales Law in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia: between Divergence and Harmonization in Almaty, Kazakhstan 23-24 May 2014.

Target group: legal researchers and practitioners, governmental officials, who deal with international and national regulation of international trade (private law aspects) in the region of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Conference language: English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

Topics: The Conference will deal on a comparative basis with the sales law in the region of the Caucasus and Central Asia, with particular accent on regulation of international sales contracts. Sales law of all countries besides Georgia base on the CIS Model Civil Code. In the recent 20 years the sales laws of the countries of the region were amended many times. The reforms were strongly influenced by international legal frameworks and foreign, in particular German, legislation. But these reforms were not harmonized between each other. Today we have quite different legal framework for the sales law. As the result the countries of the region approaching step-by-step to the international trends, are drifting more and more from each other. The Conference is targeting to shed light to this interesting development and compare it to the developments in the EU, in particular to establishment of the Common European Sales law. The Conference focuses on several aspects: the structure of the Sales Law, its development and the role of international organizations and foreign technical aid organizations, not individually negotiated terms, conflict of laws rules of the countries of the region applicable to the international sales contracts, transport contracts and contracts on sales of hydrocarbons, which are very important for the countries of the region.

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