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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.

In September 2017, he was appointed as an arbitrator and is enlisted at the Arbitration Centre of Iran Chamber (ACIC). He also acts as voluntary correspondent for UNCITRAL, in which capacity he provides abstracts on important cases governed by UNCITRAL Texts and decided by UK and Iranian Courts for UNCITRAL legal database. (CLOUT)

Teaching Summary

UG: Contract Law; Commercial Conflict of Laws (Module Convenor)

LLM: International Sale of Goods (Module Convenor); Commercial Conflict of Laws (Module Convenor); International Commercial Arbitration.

Research Summary

Reza teaches and researches in the fields of international sales transactions, commercial conflict of laws, international commercial arbitration and comparative contract law. One strand of his… read more

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Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx.

Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx.

Information about the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre can be found here: http://nottingham.ac.uk/clc.

Current Research

Reza teaches and researches in the fields of international sales transactions, commercial conflict of laws, international commercial arbitration and comparative contract law. One strand of his research concerns the suitability of substantive laws in the field of international commercial law. He developed a modern framework in his PhD studies whereby the particular needs and interests of commercial parties were taken into account in assessing the appropriateness of remedial principles in prominent legal regimes, such as English Sales Law and UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

A second strand of his research concerns the procedural effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. He is particularly interested in exploring the advantages of commercial arbitration and mediation in satisfying disputing parties' interests, and realising the extent to which substantive law has an impact on obtaining the ideal goals of ADR methods.

In summer 2017, Reza was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in (Hamburg, Germany) and conducted 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 was 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. The findings of this research was published in Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quartelry (2018, 276-300)

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