International Workshop on “Private International Law in the Context of Globalization”

On October 22 and 23 the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) will host an international workshop on “Private International Law in the Context of Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges“ in Beijing.  The workshop will bring together leading conflict of laws scholars  from Belgium, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Here is the programme:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Morning

8:158:30   Registration

8:309:50   Opening Ceremony

Chair: Prof. Xinli Du, Vice Dean of Faculty of International Law, CUPL; Director of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop

Opening Remarks:

  • Prof. Jin Huang, President of Chinese Society of Private International Law & President of CUPL
  • Prof. Zhongyi Fei, Honorary Chairman of Chinese Society of Private International Law
  • Prof. Andrea Bonomi, Vice Dean of Law Faculty of University of Lausanne

9:50-10:10   Taking Group Photo, Tea & Coffee

10:10-12:00   Unification of Private International Law and Chinese Private International Law

Chair: Prof. Xianglin Zhao, Ex Vice President of CUPL

10:10-10:30   Shengming Wang, Vice Direct of Legislative Committee of National People’s Congress of PRR: The Guiding Principle of the Enactment of the New Conflict of Laws Act of the PRC

10:30-10:50   Laura E. Little, Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law: Internet Choice of Law Governance:  An Opportunity for Learning New Perspectives

10:50-11:10   Prof. Jin Huang, President of Chinese Society of Private International Law: The Present and Future of Chinese Legislation on Private International Law

11:00-11:30   Prof. Andrea Bonomi, Vice Dean of Law Faculty of University of Lausanne: Parallel Proceedings in International Litigation and Arbitration

11:30-11:50   Judge Guixiang Liu, Chief Judge of the Fourth Civil Court of the Supreme Court of PRC: Title to be confirmed

11:50-12:10   Prof. Mel Kenny at University of Leicester and Prof. James Devenney at Durham University, U.K.: The EU “Optional Instrument”: bypassing Private International Law

12:10-12:20   Discussion

12:20-14:00   Lunch Buffet at Siji (Four Seasons) Hall

Afternoon

14:00-16:00   New Development of Private International Law in the United States, Europe and Other Parts of the World

Chair: Zheng Tang, Professor at University of Aberdeen, U.K.

14:00-14:20   Prof. Mathijs Huibert ten Wolde, Professor at University of Groningen: Fundamental Questions Regarding Codification of Private International Law: Does Book 10 Civil Code on the Dutch Conflict of Laws Fit in a World Order

14:20-14:40   Juan Shen, Professor at Institute of law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: The Choice of Law in SuccessionScission System or Unitary System

14:40-15:00   Volker Behr, Professor at Law Faculty of University of Augsburg: Predictability and Flexibility in Choice of Law in Contracts and Torts – Chinese Conflicts Act, E.U. Regulations and U.S. Private International Law Evaluated

15:00-15:20   Zhengxin Huo, Associate Professor of CUPL: An Imperfect Improvement: The New Conflict of Laws Act Of The PRC

15:20-15:40   Comments

  • Commentator 1: Prof. Yongping Xiao, Dean of Wuhan University School of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Qingsen Xu, Professor at Renmin University School of Law

15:40-16:00   Discussion

16:00-16:15   Tea & Coffee

16:15-18:00   New Development in Contract and Torts Choice-of-law Rules

Chair: Prof. Han Wang, Vice President of Northwest University of Politics and Law

16:15-16:35   Prof. Dr. Jan von Hein, Professor at Law Faculty of University of Trier: The European Private International Law on Investor Protection and its Impact on Relations with Third States

16:35-16:55   Prof. Michael Bogdan, Professor at Law Faculty of Lund University Sweden: Contracts and Torts in Cyberspace in View of the European Regulations Rome I and Rome II

16:55-17:15   Prof. Xianbo Li, Dean of Law Faculty of Hunan Normal UniversityDevelopment of the Principle of Lex Loci delicti

17:15-17:35   Associate Prof. Keyu Wang, Associate Professor at China Central University of Finance and Economics

17:35-18:05   Comments

  • Commentator 1: Prof. Renshan Liu, Dean of Law Faculty of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
  • Commentator 2: Ms Jane Willems, Arbitrator of the CIETAC

18:05-18:30   Discussion

18:30-20:00   Banquet

 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Morning

8:30-10:20   Judicial Assistance in Civil and Commercial Area in a Globalized World

Chair: Knut B. Pissler, Professor at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

8:30-8:50   Kwang Hyun SUK, Professor at Seoul National University: Comparative Analysis of the Chinese Private International Law Act and the Taiwanese Private International Law Act: Korean Perspective.

8:50-9:10   Johan Erauw, Professor at University of Ghent: The Section On Goods And Property Rights In The Chinese Law On Private International Law of 28 October 2010 in Comparison With Other Codes

9:10-9:30   Xiangquan Qi, Professor at School of International Law of CUPL: The Latest Development of the Legislation regarding to the Application of Laws Concerning Foreign-related Marriage and Family Relations

9:30-9:50   Xiao Song, Associate Professor at Nanjing University School of Law: Party Autonomy and Conflicts Law in Property

9:50-10:10   Comments

  • Commentator 1: Mo Zhang, Professor at Temple University
  • Commentator 2: Chen Weizuo, Associate Professor at Tsing Hua University

10:00-10:20  Discussion

10:20-10:35  Tea & Coffee

10:35-12:00   Resolutions to International Civil and Commercial Disputes (Litigation, Arbitration, and Negotiation)

Chair: Prof. Zengyi Xuan, Dean of College of International Students of CUPL

10:35-10:55   Assistant Prof. Kun Fan, Assistant Prof. at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Senior Consultant of Arbitration Asia: Developments of the Enforcement of Foreign-related and Foreign Awards in China

10:55-11:15  Lianbin Song, Professor at Wuhan University School of Law: Development of China’s Arbitration after the Establishment of Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China 

11:15-11:30   Yongfu Chen, Beijing Arbitration Committee: Topic to be confirmed

11:30-11:45  Yun Zhao, Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of University of Hong Kong: Discussions on Mediation Legislation in Hong Kong–Reflections from Mainland’s People’s Mediation Law

11:45-12:05   Comments

  • Commentator 1: Song Lu, Professor at China Foreign Affairs University
  • Commentator 2: Hailing Shan, Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

12:05-12:30   Closing Ceremony & The Announcement of Beijing Declaration on Private International Law

Chair: Prof. Yongping Xiao, Dean of Wuhan University School of Law

The Announcement of Beijing Declaration on Private International Law

Closing Remarks:

  • Prof. Jin Huang, President of Chinese Society of Private International Law
  • Prof. Johan Erauw, Professor at University of Ghent
  • Prof. Mathijs Huibert ten Wolde, Professor at University of Groningen

12:30-14:00   Lunch at Siji (Four Seasons) Hall 

 

More information (mostly in Chinese) is available on the conference website.

 

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  • Katharina Byrne November 9, 2011, 2:54 pm

    How can one obtain copies of the workshop materials?