Dean John Gotanda, an expert on damages for parties involved in international disputes, presented his paper, "Dodging Windfalls: Damages Based on Market Price, Actual Loss, and Appropriate Awards," at an international law symposium in Beijing on October 19. The conference -"Unification of International Trade Rules in the Age of Globalization: China and the World Conference"-was sponsored by Tsinghua University, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Centre (CIETAC). In addition, he co-chaired a panel on the Applicability of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Party Autonomy, which included Prof. Hong liana Wang of Tsinghua University, Prof. Shijian Mo, Dean of the University of Macau School of Law, Prof. Anselmo Reyes of the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Lisa Spagnolo of Monash University, and Prof. Qiao Liu of Xi'an Jiaotang University. He also attended the fall meeting of the Advisory Council of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
Dean Gotanda continues to write and speak extensively on the topic of international damages. He has lectured at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law, taught at the University of Mainz and the Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement, and given numerous presentations on damages, including at Gray's Inn in London, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the Annual Arab Conference for Commercial and Maritime Law in Egypt, and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.