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Jan von Hein

The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles:

M. Andrae: The Scope of Application of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1103

Out Now: Liber Amicorum for Christian Kohler

On 18 June 2018, Professor Dr. Christian Kohler, former General Director at the CJEU and honorary professor for private international law, European civil procedural law and comparative law at the University of Saarbrücken, celebrated his 75th birthday. On this occasion, numerous colleagues and friends both from the CJEU and European academia contributed to a liber amicorum in his honour: Burkhard Hess, Erik Jayme and Heinz-Peter Mansel (eds.), Europa als Rechts- und Lebensraum, Liber amicorum für Christian Kohler, Gieseking Verlag (Bielefeld) 2018; XII and 596 pp.; ISBN: 978-3-7694-1199-7. The volume contains 44 articles (mostly) on private international law in English, French and German (moreover, it features a touching French poem by Catherine Kessedjian). The full table of contents and further information are available at the publisher’s website here.

Although it is hard to believe in light of her vitality and prolific academic output, Professor Dr. Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz (University of Berne, Switzerland) will actually retire at the end of the spring term 2018. On this occasion, many colleagues and friends both from Switzerland and abroad have contributed to a voluminous Festschrift in her honour which is published under the general heading “Civil procedure and execution in the national and international sphere – intersections and comparisons” (Alexander R. Markus/Stephanie Hrubesch-Millauer/Rodrigo Rodriguez [eds.], Zivilprozess und Vollstreckung national und international – Schnittstellen und Vergleiche, Stämpfli Verlag AG, Bern 2018, 858 pp., ISBN: 978-3-7272-2289-4, CHF 158).

The Law Faculty and the Department of Private International Law of the University of Geneva are organizing a symposium on international dispute settlement in honour of Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. This event will take place on 27 September 2018 in Geneva. The organizers wish to celebrate Kaufmann-Kohler’s career as professor, arbitrator, counsel, researcher and director of research. Her colleagues, friends and former students will gather to celebrate this extraordinary lawyer whose talents and personality are recognized worldwide. Further information about the programme and details on registration may be found here.

The most recent issue of the German Journal of Comparative Law (Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft) features four articles on private international law.

The 2018 Asia Pacific Colloquium of the Journal of Private International Law (JPIL) will be held on Monday 10 December 2018 at the Law Faculty of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

Sebastian Mock (University of Hamburg), Kristian Csach (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice) and Bohumil Havel (Institute of Law, Czech Academy of Science, Prague) have published an “International Handbook on Shareholders’ Agreements – Regulation, Practice and Comparative Analysis” addressing various issues of shareholders’ agreements. The book includes general remarks on specific topics related to shareholders’ agreements and numerous country reports. One chapter also specifically deals with cross-border shareholders’ agreements and private international law. More information is available on the website of the publisher (here).

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic…

Delaware’s governor John Carney signed a bill prohibiting marriage before age 18, making it the first US state to ban all child marriage, on May 9, 2018. Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch has more on that topic here.

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament has, on 18 April 2018, adopted an opinion entitled “Towards an EU external strategy against early and forced marriages – next steps” (2017/2275(INI), PE616.622v03-00).

The Department of Legal Studies of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and Jeantet & Partners (Paris) are organising a conference on: “The New Hungarian Arbitration Act – Views from Hungary and Abroad” on 17 May, 2018, 12:30pm – 6:30pm.