Chair van Aaken Chair in Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law (this professorship was financed by the Max-Schmidheiny Foundation from 2006 to 2012) NEWS Spring term 2017 “Law and economics of corporate misconduct: tort, regulatory and criminal liability of corporations and their employees” with Prof. Jennifer Arlen: Prof. Dr. Arlen, Professor of Legal Science, founder and co-director of the NYU Program on the "Spring and Summer" Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and Director of the Center for Law, Economics and Organizations at the New York University School of Law will be with us this spring as guest professor of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation. Her course deals with entrepreneurial misconduct from the point of view of administrative law, criminal law and tort law, taking economic and behavioral research into account. You can find more information about Professor Arlen here. "Economic interventions as well as the enforcement of international standards of behavior for states and enterprises: the interplay of international law, European law and national law." A course of Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen, Director of the Institute of Public Law and Director of the Institute of International Law and Member The Center for European Economic Law of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, and Prof. Bardo Fassbender and Prof. Bernhard Ehrenzeller of the University of St.Gallen. The event will focus on international corporate social responsibility standards and their safeguards on the part of the state (for example, according to the OECD Guidelines or the UN Principles of Human Responsibility). In addition, there is the extraterritorial enforcement of behavioral standards, as practiced by the US and other states. More information about Prof. Matthias Herdegen can be found here. “Workshop and Lecture Series in Law and Economics” The Workshop and Lecture Series in Law and Economics is a joint elective seminar of ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, the University of St.Gallen and the University of Lucerne. The seminar provides an insight into the research activity at the interface of Law & Economics. Renowned scientists discuss their current research topics and enable the participants to analyze them analytically through comments. You can find more information about this course here. “International Commercial Arbitration” with Prof. Gary Born. This course provides an overview of international commercial arbitration as a means of dispute resolution. It examines leading international conventions (New York Convention, European Convention); national arbitration legislation (principally UNCITRAL Model Law); and major institutional arbitration rules (UNCITRAL, ICC, other), together with customary practices concerning the arbitral process. Gary Born is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. He is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve “starred” status for international arbitration in the Chambers and Partners guides and the sole practitioner in London.Click here for more information about Gary Born. “Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions” with Prof. Dr. John Burgess. This seminar will review the structuring, negotiation and implementation of cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, taking into account applicable issues of international law and national practice. The course will discuss alternative forms of transaction structure and the underlying tax and legal considerations considered for choosing particular approaches. John A. Burgess, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the LLM Program at Tufts University, teaches courses on international finance transactions, international securities regulation and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Burgess practiced law at the global law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for 37 years, and during that time chaired the firm’s corporate and international practice groups, as well as serving on its Management Committee. He has represented for profit, NGO, and university clients in a range of transactions throughout Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. More information about John Burgess here. Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (FIAC) Gustaf Heintz, Remy Eichenberger, Norina Ferarri und Simon Winkler (below from the left) have the pleasure to represent the University St.Gallen at the 10th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (FIAC). Under the academical conduct from Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken and with support of the Coaches Lukas Rusch and Gentiana Imeri, the team will plead against other qualified teams in March 2017 at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt. If you like more information about FIAC, please see last years field report.