The Competition seeks submission of academic essays on topics relating to transnational business law from students currently pursuing law or business management courses in India. The purpose is to encourage scholarship and deepen understanding of international commercial law among students and young professionals.

Theme of the Competition

Contemporary issues under the CISG vis-à-vis the Indian Sale of Goods Act.


The Top Three Essays will receive a Certificate of Award from UNCITRAL-RCAP and NLUD jointly.

The top 10 essays (including the top 3 essays) will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Professor Bruno Zeller.


The last date to submit essays for the competition is 23rd October, 2016.

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NLU Delhi – UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Day Essay Competition 2016

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  1. The theme is inclusive, but not limited to the following topics:
     Specific issues under the CISG: Interpretation, contract formation, conformity of goods anticipatory breach, fundamental breach
     Special Issues in CISG: Remedies, damages, avoidance
     Transfer of risk in contracts of international sale of goods
     The role of commercial custom and usage
     International sale of goods transactions through E-contracts
     Commercial courts and dispute resolution of international sales contracts
     Advantages of adopting CISG in India: Small & medium enterprises v/s Large enterprises
     Reforming India’s domestic law in light of global CISG jurisprudence
     Harmonisation in CISG through regional developments
     Commercial morality and good faith in Sales legislations and conventions
     The importance of commercial certainty
     Role of Law in Business Contracts

    Also the Final Review Panel consists of Prof Michael G Bridge, Ingenborg Schwenzer, Bruno Zeller, A. Jayagovind and Dr. Luca Castelli.


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