Business and Law

About Business and Law Research Group

The LSGL Business and Law Group is a working group that provides research opportunities in many areas of private law such as the law of obligations, international trade law, competition law and international private law. Our group has members that have knowledge of various different jurisdictions, which allows the group to deliver truly global work. Since its formation, the working group has been able to do research on a variety of topics including foreign direct investment, investment and development, regulation and investment in the energy sector. Our Law and Business Group chooses one research question every year to be presented at the annual academic meeting of the League. Our research topics try to combine different areas of law adopting a comparative approach. Furthermore our group has always displayed an interdisciplinary approach thanks to our members’ expertise in different fields.  Law and Business group aims to produce co-authored research papers that to improve our members research capacity emphasizing the relevance and importance of global and comparative research in legal studies.

Group Publications

Business Law Research Group Paper 2014

Business Law Research Group Paper 2015

Business Law Research Group Paper 2016

Group Members

Luis-Barreto
Luís Barreto Xavier
Director of the Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law
Luís Barreto Xavier is the Founding Dean of Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon, a unit of Universidade Católica Portuguesa dedicated to innovative teaching and research on law in a global context. Luís has been an adviser at the Constitutional Court. Before that, he was a senior consultant at the Prime Minister Legal Office, dealing with the review of legislation and government litigation before the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice. His research interests are in the field of jurisdiction and choice of law as well as European private law. He taught private law (property, copyright) and private international law at the School of Law of University of Lisbon and he now teaches private international law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Luís is also Director of the Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law of Católica Global School of Law. His main hobbies are cooking, wine tasting and guitar playing.
ZEYNEP
Zeynep T. Ayata
Assistant Professor at Koç University Law School
Zeynep T. Ayata is Assistant Professor of Competition and EU Law in Koç University Law School.
WANDERLEY
Wanderley Fernandes
Guest Professor at Universidade de São Paulo
Graduated from the Universidade de São Paulo Law School (1986);LLM by University of Illinois – School of Law at Urbana Champaign (1997); Program of Management Development from Harvard Business School – PMD-76 (2001); Doctor from Universidade de São Paulo (2011). CEO of a power plant during Starp Up Phase - UTE Bahia I – Camaçari Ltda.(2001/2003). Promon Engenharia Ltda. – legal diretor (1993-2000) and new business development officer (2000-2003). City of São Paulo – attorney for the Judicial Department (1993-1994). Assistant Professor in civil procedure at Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (1989-1990); Monitoring program in civil law at Universidade de São Paulo (1993-1997); Guest Professor of the specialization program in contracts of Fundação Getúlio Vargas of Rio de Janeiro (since 2003); Professor of graduation, master, and specialization program of the law school of Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo (GV Direito SP), since 2000. Guest Professor at Universidade de São Paulo – Discipline: Contractual liability in it three aspects: pre-contractual, post-contractual and contractual liability (2013), and Contract reloaded (2015). Partner of Nascimento e Mourão – Sociedade de Advogados (since 2009), and arbitrator at the ICC, CCBC – Center of Arbitration of Brazil-Canadá Chamber or Comerce, and Center of Arbitration of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. More information about academic works and publications.
ANDREA
Andrea K. Bjorklund
L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law
Andrea K. Bjorklund is the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law) at McGill University Faculty of Law.
ANNAMARIA
Annamaria Viterbo
Associate Professor of International Law at University of Turin.
Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin.
DANIEL
Daniel Levy
Professor of Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Daniel Levy, Professor of Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo), Chief-Editor of the Brazilian Arbitration Review
FRANCISCO
Francisco De Elizalde
Professor of Civil Law at IE University
Professor of Civil Law at IE University (Spain), in charge of different subjects of Private Law at the undergraduate (LL.B.) and postgraduate (LL.M.) programs.
ISIK
Işık Önay
Assistant Professor at Koç University Law School.
Assistant Professor in the civil law department Koç University Law School.