Council Members

Professor Doctor Eric E Bergsten

Eric Bergsten, CISG-AC

Academic address:

Director, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Vienna since 1993-2017



Employment and teaching

  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Secretary, UNCITRAL and Chief, UN International Trade Law Branch 1985-1991
  • Senior Legal Officer, 1975-1985
  • New York, 1975-1979
  • Vienna, 1979-1991
  • Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law since 1992, Emeritus since 1999
  • Professor of Law, University of Iowa, 1961-1974
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Northwestern University, 1964-1965
  • Fordham University, 1991-1992
  • Consultant, UNCTAD, International Dispute Resolution Project, 2003


  • B.S. Northwestern University 1953
  • J.D. University of Michigan 1956
  • M.A. Georgetown University 1960
  • M.Comp.L. University of Chicago 1961
  • D.Comp.L. University of Chicago 1972


  • Austrian Arbitration Association
  • CISG – Advisory Council
  • International Arbitration Institute
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission,  Panel of Arbitrators


  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Special Commendation
  • New York State Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, Special Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs
  • Vienna, Silbernes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Wien


  • General Editor, International Commercial Arbitration (Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry)
  • Community Law in the French Courts: The Law of Treaties in Modern Attire (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague)
  • Numerous articles in various legal publications