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Bruno Zeller

Professor Bruno Zeller

Professor
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7206
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
bruno.zeller@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BCom BEd PhD Melb., MIL Deakin
Biography
PhD (The University of Melbourne) Master of International Trade Law (Deakin University) B.Com and B. Ed (The University of Melbourne). He is a Professor of Transnational Commercial Law at the University of Western Australia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University, Perth, a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Commercial Arbitration, Panel of Arbitrators – MLAANZ, Visiting Professor Institut fur Anwaltsrecht, Humboldt University, Berlin and a Visiting Professor Stetson Law School, Florida.
His areas of expertise are International Trade Law, International Arbitration, Conflict of Laws and Maritime Law. He published extensively on the CISG, arbitration law, harmonisation of contract law and carbon Trading.
Key research
International Trade,
International Arbitration
Maritime Law
conflict of Laws
Publications
. Dr. Bruno Zeller - List of Publications


Books

Zeller B (1999) International Commercial Law for Business. The Federation Press

Zeller B (2005) Damages Under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Oceana Press, New York (now Oxford Press)

Zeller B (2007) CISG and the Unification of International Trade Law Routledge-Cavendish,

Mercurio, Trakman, Kolsky Lewis, Zeller, International Business Law. (2010), Oxford Press

Andersen , Mazzotta, Zeller “A Practitioner’s Guide to the CISG, (2010) Juris Net, LLC

Chapters in Books

Zeller B (1999) CISG and China, in Michael R. Will (ed) CISG and China, An Intercontinental Exchange, Schriftenreihe Deutscher Jura Studenten in Genf, Faculté de Droit, Genève, pp. 7-22


Zeller B (2005) “The CISG in Australasia - An Overview” in Franco Ferrari (ed.,), Quo vadis CISG?, Brussles/Paris/Munich: Bruylant/FEC/Sellier European Law Publishers, 2005). Pp. 293-323.

Zeller B (2007) in John Felemegas (ed) An International Approach to the Interpretation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) as Uniform Sales Law, Cambridge University Press, Chapters/Articles 76, 47/49, 63/54, 77,

Zeller, B. (2008) in, Matthew Harvey & Michael Longo, European Union Law: An Australian View (2008) LexisNexis Melbourne, Chapter 8, The EU, Australia and International Trade, Trading with the EU.

Zeller, B. (2008) in, Camilla Andersen and Ulrich Schröter, Festschrift for Albert H Kritzer on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, Commodity Sales and the CISG, pp. 627 -640

Zeller B.& Gerry Box, (2008) Chapter 6: Delivery, Shipment, and Insurance, in: Albert H. Kritzer / Jarno & Jessica Vanto / Sieg Eiselen eds., International Contract Manual, vol. 1, Thomson West (2008),

Zeller, B. (2009) in Janssen and Meyer (ed) “Methodology of CISG” Sellier European Law Publishers

Zeller B, (2010) in Schwenzer and Spagnolo (ed) Towards Uniformity, the 2nd annual maa Schlechtriem CISG Conference, Eleven International Publishing, Facilitating Reginal Economic Integration, ASEAN, ATIGA and the CISG

Zeller B. (2011) in Schwenzer and Spagnolo (ed) State of Play, the 3nd annual maa Schlechtriem CISG Conference, Eleven International Publishing The UNIDROIT Principles of Hardship and the Application of Article 79 CISG: Are they Compatible?

Zeller B. (2011) in Buchler and Muller-Chen, (ed) Festschrift fur Ingeborg Schwenzer zum 60. Geburtstag, International Trading of Emission Units – a question of applicable Law.

Zeller, B.(2011) in Andenas and Baasch Andersen, Theory and Practice of Harmonisation. , Harmonised Legal Framework for Carbon Trading

Zeller B, (2012) in Magnus, U. (ed) CISG vs Regional Sales Law Unification, The CISG and the Common Law: The Australian Experience.

Zeller, B, (2013) Opting in or opting out of the Vienna Sales Convention (CISG)? that is the question. To be published in the AMPLA Yearbook. Expected publishing date 2014.

Zeller, B. (2014) MINING PROJECTS IN OHADA: THE LEGAL AND JUDICIAL CLIMATE. TO BE PUBLISHED BY PROFESSOR MOENS IN 2014

Zeller, B. (2013) CISG and the Battle of the Forms. in LarryA DiMatteo (ed), International Sales Law: A Global Challenge (Cambridge University Press (2013), ch 13. forthcoming




Articles - Refereed

Zeller B (1999) Is the Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention) Act the Perfect Tool to Manage Cross Border Legal Risks Faced by Australian Firms? E-Law, Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Vol 6, No 3 (Sept. 1999)

Zeller B (2000) The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) - a leap forward towards uniform international sales laws. Pace International Law. Review Fall 2000

Zeller B (2000). Good Faith - The Scarlet Pimpernel of the CISG, International Trade and Business Law Annual, 2001, University of Queensland,

Zeller B (2001) Case Notes: Downs Investment Pty Ltd v Downs Investment Pty Ltd v Perwaja Steel SDN BHD [2000] QSC 421, The Vindobono Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2001) 5 VJ 1

Zeller B (2002) The Development of Uniform Laws - A Historical Perspective – Pace International Law Review Spring 2002

Zeller B (2002) The Black Hole: Where are the Four Corners of the CISG? International Trade and Business Law Annual, 2002, University of Queensland,

Zeller B (2002) Jurisdiction in Cyberspace. Does the CISG ‘Manage’ the Global Communication Medium? The Vindobono Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2002) 6 VJ 2, p 321-332.

Zeller B (2002) The Determination of the Contractual Intent of Parties under the CISG and the Common Law – A Comparative Analysis. European Journal of Law Reform 4 (2002).

Zeller B (2003) Interpretation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods according to Principles of International Law. Journal of International Commercial Law 1(3) Ashgate Publishing Limited, p273-284.

Zeller B (2003) The Parol Evidence Rule and the CISG – A comparative Analysis, 36 Comparative International Law Journal of South Africa, (CILSA 3) 2003.

Zeller B (2003) Remarks on The Manner in which the Unidroit Principles may be used to Interpret or supplement Article 76 of the CISG “Nordic Journal of Commercial Law of the University of Turku, Finland, Issue 2003 # 1 http://www.njcl.utu.fi

Zeller B (2003) Good Faith: Is it a Contractual Obligation? 15 Bond Law Review No 2, p204-227.

Zeller B (2003) International Trade Law -- Problems of Language and Concepts?
23 Journal of Law and Commerce vol 39 (2003).

Zeller B (2004) Judicial consistency and Article 25 of the Convention on the International Sale of Goods: A reply " 78 Australian Law Journal 1 p343-347

Zeller B (2004) Fundamental Breach and the CISG - A Unique Treatment or Failed Experiment "The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2004) 8VJ(1) p 81-94

Zeller B (2004) Interpretation of Article 74 - Zapata Hermanos v Hearthside Baking – where next? “Nordic Journal of Commercial Law of the University of Turku, Finland, Issue 2004 # 2 http://www.njcl.utu.fi

Zeller B (2004) Traversing International Waters, 78 Law Institute Journal, No 9. 52.

Zeller, B. (2005). Downs Investment Pty Ltd 9 (in liq) v. Perjawa Steel SDN BHD. Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.
Volume 9 Number 1 pp43- 48

Zeller, B. (2005) The CISG And The Opting Out Clause Pursuant To Article 6 – A Corrective Reply, MEALEY’S International Arbitration Report Vol 20 #8 August, pp 1-6

Hemmings R & Zeller B. (2005) Is the Ship’s Rail really significant? “Nordic Journal of Commercial Law of the University of Turku, Finland, Issue 2005 # 2 http://www.njcl.utu.fi

Mohs F. & Zeller B. (2006) Penalty and Liquidated Damages Clauses in CISG Contracts Revisited, MEALEY’S International Arbitration Report Vol 21 #6 June, pp 1-5

Zeller B. (2006) Internationalisation and the Teaching of Contract Law, “61st Annual Australian Law Teachers Association Conference published conference papers

Zeller B. (2006) The Significance of the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods for the harmonisation and Transplantation of International Commercial Law. Stellenbosch Law Review Vol 3, pp466 – 481.

Zeller B. (2006) The Language of International Trade Law: Problems or Salvation? International Trade Business Law Review Vol X, pp179-1194

Zeller B. (2006) The Challenge of a Uniform Application of the CISG – Common Problems and their Solutions, Macquarie Journal of Business Law Vol 3

Zeller B. (2007) Protecting Reliance: Equitable Estoppel and the CISG – a Comparative Analysis, European Journal of Law Reform Vol 9 No 4

Singh, S. & Zeller B., (2007) CIETAC’s Calculation on Lost Profits under Article 74 of the CISG, Loyola University Chicago International law Review, Volume 4, issue 2

Zeller B. (2007) The Remedy of Fundamental Breach and The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – A Principle Lacking Certainty
Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration. (2007) 11 VJ, 131

Zeller B, (2008) The UNIDROIT Principles of Contract Law: Is There Room for Their Inclusion into Domestic Contracts, vol. 26 (Parts I & II) Journal of Law & Commerce 115-127 (2006-07)

Zeller, B. (2008) FROM TEXT TO CONTEXT: THE INTERNATIONAL VIEW,
Macq Journal of Business Law - vol 5

Zeller B. (2008) Uniformity of laws; a reality or just a myth. Int. J. Private Law Vol 1 No 3, 231- 242.

Zeller, B. (2009) Systems of Carbon Trading, Touro Law Review, Vol 25. Number 3,
909-942

Haining, K. & Zeller, B., (2010) Can Separability Save Kompetenz-Kompetenz When there is a Challenge to the Existence of a Contract.? (2010) 76 Arbitration No 3, 493-502.

Zeller, B., & Dimsey, M., (2010) The Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill; How compatible is it with Bilateral Investment Treaties? MqJBL

Abdullah Fahad Alassaf & Zeller, B., (2010) The Legal Procedures of Saudi Arbitration Regulations 1983 and 1985, MqJBL

Zeller B., (2010), EMISSIONS TRADING – HAS AUSTRALIA FOUND THE RIGHT BALANCE? Monash University law Review

Zeller, B., (2010) Article 79; revisited. Vindobona Journal of International Commercial law and Arbitration

Zeller, B. (2011) Uniform Emissions Trading or Tax Schemes – has the genie been [finally?] let out of the bottle? Elon Law Review Vol 3, 2011, 57-86.

Zeller, B. (2011) Penalty Clauses: Are They Governed by the CISG? Pace International Law Review, Vol 23 Winter 2011, 1 to 14.

Zeller, B. (2011) Carbon Reduction Schemes and the Energy Sector: A Bottom Up approach? Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ)

Zeller, B & Longo, M. (2011) Carbon Reduction Legislation in Australia - what next?
MqJBL

Schindler, H. & Zeller, B. (2011) Indirect Systemic Discrimination in Education: A Comparative Analysis, MqJBL


Zeller B. (2011) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE CISG ARTICLE 42. Vindobona Journal of International Commercial law and Arbitration, 123-138

Hussain Agil and Zeller Bruno, (2012 Foreign Investments in Saudi Arabia, International Trade and Business law Review, Vol, XV,

Zeller B, and Longo M, (2012) Carbon Reduction in the Post-Kyoto era. Global Journal of Comparative Law.

Zeller B, (2012) When is a fixed sum not a fixed sum but a penalty clause, Journal of Law and Commerce Vol 30 No 2.

M. Saleh Jaberi & Bruno Zeller (2012) Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements in the Securities Exchange: Analysing the Approach of Three Systems . MqJBL

Blanchett, J. and Zeller B. (2012) NO WINNERS IN THE SUSPENSION OF THE LIVESTOCK TRADE WITH INDONESIA. The University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review

Zeller, B. (2013) IHR Internationales Handelsrecht 2/2013, Interpretation of Article 8., 89

Zeller , B., and Longo, M., (2013) Australia’s Clean Energy Act: A new Measure in the Global Carbon Market. Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Vol 10 (2). 179

Zeller, B (2013) ATTORNEYS’ FEES—LAST DITCH STAND? Villanova Law Review [Vol. 58.4], 761.


Melissa Radosavc & Bruno Zeller, (2013) The Buyer’s Burden of Proof under Articles 38-39 CISG: Is it reasonable? Vindobona Journal of International Commercial law and Arbitration forthcoming


Zeller, B., (2013) Statutory Interpretation – the two step approach, Forthcoming in 2013 in the International Trade and Business law Review



Articles not refereed

Zeller B (1999) The Vienna Convention - 11 Years on. The Law Institute Journal Victoria, (1999) 73(3) LIJ, 73 -75

Zeller B (2000) The Buyer's rights and Seller's obligations in relation to defective and unsuitable goods –The influence of the Vienna Convention on International Sales of Goods on Australian domestic law. Uniserve Law, March 7, 2000, The University of Adelaide.

Zeller B (2000) Getting off the Fence. The Law Institute Journal, (2000) 74(9) LIJ, 73-74


Conference Papers


Zeller B (2001) 19th Annual Law and Society Conference, Melbourne, “Forms of Legal Identity and the Vienna Convention”

Zeller B (2002) Vis Moot Conference, Austrian Chamber of Arbitration, Vienna, Becoming e-legal, “Jurisdiction in Cyberspace. Does the CISG “manage” the global communication medium?” Published in the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.

Zeller B (2002) Law and Commerce in the New Millennium: Adapting to a changing legal and business environment, “E-commerce and Globalization” International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur

Zeller B (2002) Mediating Law, Theory – Production – Culture. “International Trade Law – Problems of Language and Concepts” The University of Melbourne. Published in the Journal of Law and Commerce of the University of Pittsburgh USA

Zeller B (2003) Internationalising Education: Risks and Returns, “ International Cooperative Agreements” Victoria University, Melbourne

Zeller B (2003) Fundamental Breach – A Unique Treatment or Failed Experiment? “2nd International Conference on Law and Commerce – Law Ethics.” School of Law Victoria University, Melbourne. Published in the Vindobono Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.

Zeller B (2005) The UNIDROIT Principles of Contract law; is there room for their inclusion into domestic contracts? 3rd International conference on Law and Commerce, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur Published in the Journal of Law and Commerce of the University of Pittsburgh USA

Zeller B (2006) Internationalization and the Teaching of Contract Law ALTA Conference School of Law Victoria University, Melbourne Published as a conference Paper in the Annual Proceedings.

Zeller B. (2006) International Sales Conventions,: The Remedy of Fundamental Breach, Obligations III Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Zeller B. (2006) Legal Dimensions of International Sales and Services, Centre for International Legal Studies, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg Austria.

Zeller B. (2007) “Making the right choice of law: how the CISG can solve your problems." An intercontinental exchange of views. Australian – European Lawyers Conference 2 & 3 March Canberra

Zeller B. (2007) “Jurisdictional Issues and Practical Pointers on International Contracting” Lexis Nexis 4th Annual Contracts Conference 7 to 9 August, Perth


Notes

Zeller B (2000) UNIDROIT Principles article 1.7. Case review on Alcatel Australia v. Scarcella & Ors Uniform Law Review, 2000,

Zeller B (2000) UNIDROIT Principles article 1.7. Case review on Aiton v. Transfield - Uniform Law Review, 2000-4, Kluwer International,

Zeller B (2002) Warsaw Convention, 1929, Article 17, case review on Povey v Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Ors [2002] VSC 580, Uniform Law Review, 2002-4, Kluwer International

Zeller B (2004) Warsaw Convention, 1929, Article 17, case review on Qantas Ltd & British Airways Plc. V Povey [2003] VSCA 227, Uniform Law Review, 2004-3, Kluwer International

Zeller B (2005) Warsaw Convention, 1929, Article 17, case review on Povey v Qantas Ltd & British Airways Plc. [2005] HCA , Uniform Law Review, 2005-3, Kluwer International

Zeller B (2005) Warsaw Convention, 1929, Article 17, case review on Air Link Pty Ltd v Paterson, [2005] HCA Uniform Law Review, 2005-4, Kluwer International



Comments

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•Zeller B (2001) Use of the Principles of European Contract Law to help interpret CISG articles 47 and 49(1)(b)
oMatch-ups with Continental and Common Law domestic rules, doctrine and jurisprudence
•Zeller B (2001) Use of the Principles of European Contract Law to help interpret CISG articles 63 and 64(1)(b)
oMatch-ups with Continental and Common Law domestic rules, doctrine and jurisprudence
•Zeller B (2003) Remarks on the manner in which the UNIDROIT Principles may be used to interpret or supplement Article 76 of the CISG
•Zeller B (2005) Comparison between the provisions of the CISG on mitigation of losses (Art. 77) and the counterpart provisions of PECL (Art. 9:505)

Zeller B. 2006. Commentary on Article 74 CISG, in: André Corterier ed., ccisg.org.online commentary (April 2006). Go to
Zeller B. 2006. Commentary on Article 75 CISG, in: André Corterier ed., ccisg.org.online commentary (April 2006). Go to
Zeller B. 2006. Commentary on Article 76 CISG, in: André Corterier ed., ccisg.orgonline commentary (April 20
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German.
Italian
French
Memberships
Fellow of the Australian Institute for Commercial Arbitration,
Panel of Arbitrators – MLAANZ,
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