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Profª. Dª. Pilar Perales Viscasillas

Professor María Pilar Perales Viscasillas

Professor Pilar Perales Viscasillas is Professor of Commercial Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid since 2011 and previously at the University of La Rioja (2007-2011). Director of the School of Law. She graduated in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1991) and PhD in Law from UC3M (1996).

Author of seven monographs on matters related to arbitration, international sales, uniform international trade law, commercial contract law, company law, insurance and sustainability, as well as more than 150 publications in collective and periodical works, several of them in English. She is currently co-Principal Investigator of the Project subsidized by the Ministry of Universities: Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.

She was Visiting Scholar at Pace University School of Law (New York) (1997), Columbia University (New York) (1997) and at the James E. Rogers School of Law, Arizona University (1998 and 2001). She was Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law (1997) and Visiting Professor at Louisiana State University, School of Law (2005). She also was visiting professor at the University of Lisbon (October 2016-April 2017), and the University of São Paulo (July 2017).

Professor Perales Viscasillas participates in various international forums: President of the CISG-AC (Advisory Council on the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) and Rapporteur of Opinion No. 4 of the Council. Chairman of the Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Working Group (CIAM-SEAIDA). She has been an observer in the Working Group for the preparation of the third and fourth edition of the UNIDROIT Principles on international commercial contracts of the Rome Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) (2007-2010; and 2017). She has been a Spanish correspondent for the CLOUT (UNCITRAL) (2002-2017) and a Spanish delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL-UNCITRAL) (2001-2014). 

She has received several awards for her scientific work, highlighting the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (1996); First Prize La Ley (1996); First National Datadiar Prize (2000); First Prize Arbitration Court of Barcelona (2004); and 2012 Excellence Award from the UC3M Social Council.