Council Members

Professor Ulrich G Schroeter

Ulrich Schroeter, CISG-AC

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Professor of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland

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Ulrich G. Schroeter is a full professor of law at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Prior to taking up his position in Basel in early 2017, he held the Chair for Private Law, International Corporate and Financial Markets Law, European Business Law at the University of Mannheim (Germany) (2012-2017). Ulrich was educated at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received a Doctor iuris from the Free University Berlin.

 Ulrich has published books, book chapters and articles on international trade law, arbitration, commercial law and financial markets regulation, and has received awards for both his research and his teaching. A significant part of his research deals with the 1980 Vienna Sales Convention (CISG); he has written inter alia the sections on Articles 14–24 CISG (contract formation), Article 25 CISG (fundamental breach of contract) and Article 29 CISG (contract modification) in Schlechtriem & Schwenzer: Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (4th ed. 2016) as well as the leading German textbook on the CISG (Schlechtriem & Schroeter, Internationales UN-Kaufrecht, 6th ed. 2016). Ulrich’s works have been cited by courts in Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America as well as by Advocates General at the European Court of Justice.

 He has been a member of the CISG Advisory Council since 2013.