Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri

Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri

Associate Professor

  • Centre for Enterprise Liability

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B.3.49

    Phone: +45 35 32 31 47

Primary fields of research


Sylvie Cavaleri is broadly interested in:

- International contract law, especially construction law

- Comparative contract law

- International commercial dispute resolution, especially arbitration

- Private international law


Past and current research 

Sylvie Cavaleri's PhD project, titled "Concurrent Delay in Construction Disputes", addressed the issue of concurrent delay, i.e. the situation where both parties to a construction contract are in delay with the performance of their obligations at the same time or over the same period of time, in a comparative perspective between civil law and common law systems, with a special focus on Denmark and England.

Sylvie is currently working on a postdoctoral research project funded by the Danish Council for Independant Research. This project, titled "The interpretation and application of international standard contracts under different legal systems", addresses the issues arising from the use of international standard construction contracts originating from one legal tradition, most often common law, when such contracts are subject to the law of a country from another legal tradition, for instance civil or Danish law.


Teaching and supervision

Sylvie intends to develop and teach a master course in international construction law. She is interested in supervising master students working on subjects falling within her primary research areas.

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