Private International Law Seminar, Madrid 2011
On 24 and 25 March, 2011, a new edition of the Private International Law Seminar organized by Prof. Fernández Rozas and De Miguel Asensio will take place in Madrid. Supported this time by the European Commission and the Notary Association of Madrid, the Seminar is organized in coordination with the Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado, where most of the contributions will be published later this year.
As in previous editions, the Seminar, which has become one of the most successful events in the field of conflict of laws in Spain, will be held at the Complutense University. It will bwe structured in five sessions: family and successions, interregional conflicts, obligations, company law, and a final panel on harmonization of international business law. The conference will bring together numerous experts, academics and lawyers from more than fifteen countries. Spanish, English and French will be spoken -though no translation is provided. The full programme can be found here
and registration (which is free) is now open.
I understand that the draft Rome IV Regulation on the effects of marriage and registered partnerships on property rights, will be published on 16 March 2011. Nicely timed for this conference.
However, I’m not sure that the name Rome IV will be used for matrimonial property regimes (and registered partnerships). I recall that back in the beginning of the new millenium we used ‘Rome IV’ to signify Succession & Wills but the name seems too narrow and restricted to choice of law.
I always thought that the Succession (& Wills if now to be added back in again) Regulation might be called Brussels IV. The Regulation on matrimonial property regimes was to be called Brussels III, but Rome IV now seems to be favoured post Rome III.
Perhaps it is time for some other European cities to get a look in.