The International Business Transactions Blog

About the IBTBlog

Welcome to the International Business Transactions blog, hosted by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law!  This blog was founded in 2020 and will post periodic updates on major new developments in the field of international business law. The Co-Editors, Aaron Fellmeth and Victoria Sahani, hope you enjoy the Blog and find it useful.  Feel free to contact us if you wish to submit a post yourself!

About the editors:

Aaron Fellmeth, M.A., J.D., is the Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science & Technology at Arizona State University College of Law.  In law school, Professor Fellmeth clerked at the U.S. International Trade Commission and was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law as well as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.  

He practiced international business law, public international law, and intellectual property law for seven years at major law firms in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.  While in practice, he counseled Fortune 100 firms on their transnational contractual and corporate needs, as well as in export controls, import regulation, trade remedies, and multinational intellectual property registration.  He also advised several foreign governments on their obligations under international trade and intellectual property agreements, advised the government of Morocco during its free trade agreement negotiations with the United States, and represented the government of Kuwait in its claims against Iraq before the United Nations Compensation Commission.

Professor Fellmeth has taught International Business Transactions at ASU since 2005.  He has published many articles on the subject, as well as two textbooks: The Law of International Business Transactions (West Academic, 2009 & 2d ed. 2011) and Introduction to International Business Transactions (Edward Elgar 2020). Introduction to IBT comes as both a full-color, hardcover print book and an e-book, and includes a 462-page teacher’s manual.

Professor Fellmeth’s full biography and publications are here: https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/730670

Victoria Shannon Sahani is Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to authoring numerous academic and professional articles, essays, blogs, and book chapters, Professor Sahani is a co-author of the book Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (2d ed. 2017) (with Lisa Bench Nieuwveld). Professor Sahani holds several leadership positions, including serving as a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She regularly serves as an arbitrator, consultant, and expert witness and speaks on third-party funding (litigation funding) and other topics in international arbitration at a multitude of venues worldwide.

Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Sahani served for five years as Deputy Director of Arbitration and ADR in North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as Deputy Director of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which serves as the United States National Committee to the ICC. She also served as an associate attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco.

Professor Sahani earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She is an active member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Professor Sahani’s full biography and publications are here: https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/3152547