Peter J. Mazzacano, BA (Toronto), MLA (Harvard), MBA (Phoenix), LLM (Osgoode), PhD (Osgoode), is the Founder and Editor of CISG Canada, which is dedicated to Canadian jurisprudence on the UN International Sale of Goods Convention (CISG). He has taught numerous law courses at various universities and colleges over the years. These include Legal Aspects of International Business at Ryerson University, and Canadian Business Law at York University, in Toronto. He served as a Visiting Professor and Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught Legal Process, Civil Procedure, Graduate Legal Research and Writing, and International Dispute Resolution. During that time, from 2006 to 2012, Peter also co-coached Osgoode’s Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Team. Recently, he served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Guelph and Sheridan College where he taught a number of business law courses. He is currently a part-time Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby Online, an LLM Dissertation Supervisor at Robert Kennedy College, and a Tutor in Law with the University of Essex Online. Peter also acts as a Legal Compliance Manager for Canada’s largest privately-held commercial real estate development firm in the Greater Toronto Area.
Peter continues to research and publish in the area of the international commercial law. He has numerous publications in international law journals on topics related to the CISG and international commercial law generally. In 2014 he released his book, Exemptions for the Non-Performance of Contractual Obligations in CISG Article 79: The Quest for Uniformity in International Sales Law, (Cambridge, UK: Intersentia Publishing).