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Reza Beheshti

Assistant Professor in International Commercial Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Reza Beheshti is an assistant professor in the School of Law.

Reza holds PhD and LLM degrees from the University of Leicester and an LLB from the Shiraz State University (Iran). Before joining University of Nottingham in October 2016, he was lecturer for one year at University of Leicester, where he taught commercial law, contract law and international sales transactions. He has also worked in Leicester as part-time tutor teaching contract law during his PhD studies. Quite recently, he has been appointed as an arbitrator at the Arbitration Centre of Iran Chamber (ACIC).

Expertise Summary

Reza's area of expertise is commercial and sales contracts, and particularly contractual remedies.

Teaching Summary

Reza currently teaches contract law, international trade law and commercial conflict of laws at undergraduate level. He also teaches commercial conflict of laws at postgraduate level.

Research Summary

Reza's research lies in the areas of commercial and contract law. His thesis presents a comparative and normative analysis of the buyer's principal remedies in prominent legal regimes governing… read more

Recent Publications

  • 2016. Price Reduction versus Damages: a Battle without a Winner Uniform Law Review. 21(2-3), 217-237
  • 2016. A Normative Analysis of the Remoteness Test in International Sales Transactions Journal of Business Law. 4, 289-310
  • 2015. Book Review of LA DiMatteo, Q Zhou, S Saintier, K Rowley, Commercial Contract Law, Transatlantic Perspectives (CUP 2013) Journal of Business Law. 2, 185-186
  • 2014. A Comparative and Normative Analysis of Damages under the SGA and the CESL St Thomas Law Review. 26, 413-444

Current Research

Reza's research lies in the areas of commercial and contract law. His thesis presents a comparative and normative analysis of the buyer's principal remedies in prominent legal regimes governing international sales transactions. He has presented several papers at well-known conferences, such as the Society of Legal Scholars (Edinburgh 2013) and the International Conference on Contracts (USA 2013, 2014). He has published a number of articles evaluating significant doctrines governing the remedies available to a commercial buyer in an international sales contract.

Reza is currently working on a research project concerning comparative analysis of American Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG) versus English Sale of Goods Act (SGA). For this purpose, he will visit the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg, Germany) in summer 2017 to conduct an investigation on the latest developments of doctrine of anticipatory breach of contract under UCC and CISG versus its position under SGA. His central enquiry will be on the extent to which the relevant principles under English law should be modified to embrace and satisfy particular needs of commercial parties contracting in an international context.

  • 2016. Price Reduction versus Damages: a Battle without a Winner Uniform Law Review. 21(2-3), 217-237
  • 2016. A Normative Analysis of the Remoteness Test in International Sales Transactions Journal of Business Law. 4, 289-310
  • 2015. Book Review of LA DiMatteo, Q Zhou, S Saintier, K Rowley, Commercial Contract Law, Transatlantic Perspectives (CUP 2013) Journal of Business Law. 2, 185-186
  • 2014. A Comparative and Normative Analysis of Damages under the SGA and the CESL St Thomas Law Review. 26, 413-444
  • 2013. A Comparative Analysis of Damages along with Set-off under the SGA versus Price Reduction under the CISG and the CESL European Journal of Commercial Contract Law. 5, 81-94

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