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ERA Annual Conference on Private International and Business Law

The Annual Conference on Private International and Business Law of the Academy of European Law will take place on 8-9 October in Trier.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AND BUSINESS LAW
ROME I, BRUSSELS I, WEST TANKERS AND CARTESIO

The seminar will provide practitioners with an analysis of the latest developments in both legislation and jurisprudence in private international and business law.

  • Conflict of laws The seminar will focus on the new Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations (“Rome I”) which will apply from 17 December 2009. The Regulation will be presented and carefully analysed.
  • European Civil Procedure In the light of the recent case law of the ECJ, the seminar will address the Brussels I Regulation (e.g. Allianz v West Tankers) and its review. The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements will also be on the agenda.
  • European Company Law On 16 December 2008, the ECJ delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Cartesio case. Participants will discuss the current state of play regarding the transfer of a company’s seat.

Areas of Law: Private International Law, Civil Procedure, Company Law, Judicial Co-operation in Civil Matters
Target audience: Practitioners of law involved in international business transactions, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, judges, notaries, representatives of ministries and other public authorities, academics
  

The full programme can be downloaded here.

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