The commentary is a work of a high scholarly quality. I predict that it will be a standard work for lawyers who are involved in international commerce, and that it will promote the use of PICC. (Ole Lando, Common Market Law Review
Both editors are to be complimented on this commentary, which combines high scientific standard with optimum practical usefulness. This commentary sets the benchmark for similar oeuvres and is a 'must' for every practitioner and scholar in this field (Prof Dr iur Christiana Foutoukalis, Fribourg
The commentary is an important development in the scholarship on the PICC. It will become a major source of reference for anyone working with the PICC and in the area of comparative contract and commercial law (Djakhongir Saidov, The Edinburgh Law Review
About the Author
Stefan Vogenauer has been Professor of Comparative Law and Fellow at Brasenose College at the University of Oxford since 2003 and Director of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law since 2004. He was born in 1968, read law in Kiel, Paris and Oxford and is qualified to practice in Germany. Before taking up his post at Oxford he worked as a Research Assistant at the Regensburg Law Faculty, as a part-time Lecturer at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and as a Research Fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private Law and Private International Law. Apart from comparative law his research interests lie in the fields of private law, European legal history and legal method.
Jan Kleinheisterkamp was born in 1971 in Peru and grew up in South Africa, Colombia, Spain, Germany, the USA and Brazil. He read law in Germany (Freiburg, Hannover) until 1998, and then worked as a research assistant for the Department on Latin American Law of the Max-Planck-Institute of Foreign Private Law and Private International Law in Hamburg until 2002. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a clerk at the Superior Regional Court of Hamburg, delegated, inter alia, to the European Commission in Brussels. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as a research fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute. His doctoral thesis on international commercial arbitration in Latin America was awarded the distinction "summa cum laude". In 2004, Jan Kleinheisterkamp was named Assistant Professor at the HEC School of Management, Paris.