Council Members

Professor Doctor Lisa Spagnolo

Lisa Spagnolo, CISG-AC

Academic address:

 Macquarie Law School, Sydney



Lisa Spagnolo is an associate professor at Macquarie Law School at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and was previously at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

She was previously a practicing lawyer primarily involved in litigating insolvency restructuring and taxation disputes with major Australian law firm Minter Ellison.

Her main areas of research are domestic contract law and international sale of goods, and comparative contract law, as well as Australian consumer law, property law and geographical indications. She is a director and fellow of the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) which she co-founded, and is Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant on geographical indications. In 2000 she was awarded the Supreme Court Prize and Supreme Court Exhibition Prize, and in 2012 she was awarded the Mollie Holman medal.

Spagnolo published an interdisciplinary monograph on use of the CISG (Kluwer, 2024). She is a contributor to the commentary on the CISG edited by Lehmann & Cuniberti (2nd edition, Beck/Hart/Nomos forthcoming, 1st edition, 2018 edited by Mankowski), a contributor to the international and comparative sales law commentary edited by DiMatteo, Janssen, Magnus and Schulze (2nd edition, Beck/Hart/Nomos 2021) and was co-editor (with Schwenzer) of an annual published series of papers on the CISG (Eleven, 2011- 2017).

Spagnolo has been a member of the CISG Advisory Council since January 2024.