Professors Senthe & Kianieff to co-convene fourth annual Commercial Law Symposium

Windsor Law professors Shanthi Senthe and Muharem Kianieff will co-convene the fourth annual Commercial Law Symposium in Windsor on Oct. 18 and 19. The symposium is scheduled to take place at the Art Gallery of Windsor and will feature presentations and discussions with leading commercial lawyers from across North America.

The travelling symposium was hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Law last year, but the Windsor Law professors hope to bring a new cross-border perspective to the program this year.

“This is an important moment for Windsor Law as this is the first time this national conference is being held in Ontario,” says Professor Senthe, an expert in the areas of business associations, secured transactions, and sports law. “This conference serves as an opportunity to highlight contemporary issues in commercial law.”

Professor Kianieff, a fintech and banking law expert, adds: “We are delighted to be welcoming a number of distinguished scholars from around the world to discuss emerging issues in commercial law. The event promises to be an engaging one that will emphasize cross border issues which is particularly timely given our geographic location at the heart of North American trade and commerce.”

Two world-renowned scholars have so far been announced as keynote speakers:

  • Professor John Pottow, University of Michigan Law School, “The New UNCITRAL Model Law on Corporate Group Insolvencies”
  • Professor Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School, “To CBDC or not CBDC — What is the Question (and Answer) for Central Bank Digital Currencies”

In addition to the keynote presentations, the event promises five panel discussions featuring 20 expert contributors, and a private outing to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

University of Windsor students, faculty, and staff interested in commercial law are encouraged to attend, but registration is required and space is limited. This event is made possible through the support of Windsor Law and the Transnational Law and Justice Network.

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