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Dr Petra Butler is professor at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, director of the Institute of Small and Micro States and visiting professor at the University of Navarra and Bahir Dar University. She is a senior fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is qualified as a lawyer in Germany and New Zealand.
Petra teaches, publishes and consults in the areas of domestic and international human rights, public and private comparative law, and private international law, with an emphasis on international commercial contracts. She has particular expertise in law reform and has led the Commonwealth Secretariat Study into international commercial arbitration and judicial diversity in small Commonwealth states.
She is New Zealand’s CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts) correspondent for the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, a correspondent for UNIDROIT and a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.
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