Camilla Baasch Andersen

Senior Lecturer
Bac. Jur. (Copenhagen), Cand.Jur. (Copenhagen), PhD ( Aarhus School of Business)
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Camilla initially did her law degree (a Danish Cand. Jur.) at University of Copenhagen in her native Denmark, where she went on to become a research/teaching fellow until relocating to England. Before joining the faculty at Leicester in 2005, Camilla was Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London , and part time lecturer for the School of Oriental and African Studies , in Comparative Commercial Law and International Trade Law. She also teaches the International Trade Law section on the Lord Chancellors Training Scheme for Chinese Lawyers for the British Council. She has worked with the CISG Advisory Council, and has been appointed National Reporter for the UK at the Intermediate Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Mexico 2008) and at the XVIIIth International Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Washington 2010).

Here at Leicester, she is part of the undergraduate Commercial Law team, and convenes and lectures on the LLB module. At postgraduate level she is the Director of the LLM, and teaches International Sales, Comparative Law, Financing of International Sales, plus International Commercial Arbitration Moot I and II courses based on the Willem C Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot (where she won best Memorandum for Claimant and Best Individual Oralist in 1997 during her student years in Copenhagen). She was honoured with the ‘Post Graduate Teacher of the Year’ award in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and also supervises numerous PhD students in International Sales, Arbitration and other international commercial law areas.

Camilla was founding co-editor of The Journal of Comparative Law where she now holds an Associate Editorship, and she serves as assistant editor of the award-winning CISG Database at the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace University School of Law, where she is also a Fellow. She has been involved in the editing work of numerous journals, and is external examiner for several universities. She has been visiting lecturer at Victoria University in Australia, in Turku University in Finland and a visiting scholar at University of Florida in the US.

Research Interests

International commercial law, particularly its harmonisation and the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG); and comparative law.

Selected Publications

  • 2013 [forthcoming, Spring], Article: “Breaking the Mould of Scope – Unusual Usage of the CISG”,  in Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration [ISSN 1439-9741]
  • 2013 [forthcoming], Book Chapters: “In Memoriam Albert H Kritzer” and “CISG in National Courts” in DiMatteo (Ed) , Global Challenge of International Sales Law, Cambridge University Press.
  • 2012, Article: “Recent Removals of Reservations under the International Sales Law – Winds of Change heralding a Greater Unity of the CISG?” in 2012:7 Journal of Business Law 698-710 [ISSN 0021-9460]
  • 2012, Book: Theory and Practice of Harmonisation (with Mads Andenas), Edward Elgar Publishing [ISBN-13 978 1 84980 001 3]
  • 2012, Article: “Article 39 of the CISG and its Noble Month for Notice-Giving; A (Gracefully) Ageing Doctrine?” in Journal of Law and Commerce Vol 30: 185 – 202  [ISSN 0733-2491]
  • 2012, Book Chapter: “Pre-Contractual Mediation – Transplanting Techniques and Introducing a Neutral Contract Facilitator” in Gerlinde Berger-Walliser & Kim Østergaard (eds.) Proactive Law in a Business Environment p. 155 – 170, DJOEF Publishing [ISBN 978-87-574-2759-2]
  • 2012, Book Chapter: “Uniformity and Harmonization by Case Law – the CISG and the Global Jurisconsultorium” in Fogt (ed) Unification and Harmonization of International Commercial Law: Interaction or Deharmonization, p. 175 – 191, Wolters Kluwer [ISBN 9041132821].
  • 2011, Book: A Practitioner's Guide to the CISG, Transnational Juris (with Francesco Mazzotta, & Bruno Zeller) [ISBN-13 978-1-933833-37-8]

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