Uniformity v. Diversity in Law in a Global World: Examples in Commercial & Procedural Law

Catherine Kessedjian, University of Paris II


The most drastic changes encountered in law in the past 50 years or so pertain to either commercial or procedural law, the latter being a necessary tool to enhance enforcement of norms created in the commercial field. Both fields have witnessed international efforts to provide market actors with new tools to facilitate trade. This lecture will analyze the ways in which diversity and uniformity interact in global commercial and procedural law.