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Martin George is back!

We’re very sorry for our disappearance over the last week or so, and we’re grateful to those of you who alerted members of our team to the problems in accessing the site. As it transpired, the problem was quite a serious one, and it has involved a great deal of fuss and bother to resolve it. But we are now back, and we’re back for good.

Tobias Lutzi, the author of this post, is an MPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford.

AG Saugmandsgaard Øe has delivered his opinion in Case C-572/14 Austro­Mechana, raising an interesting question as to the scope of Art. 5(3) Brussels I (= Art. 7(2) Brussels I recast).

9780198712916_450International Commercial Litigation (Second Edition) by Richard Fentiman

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  • The definitive account of the principles of international commercial litigation, regularly cited with approval by the courts
  • Takes a strategic approach to litigation risk and examines the tactical choices facing litigants
Brussels I Regulation Recast (OUP)

Brussels I Regulation Recast (OUP)

A new, major commentary on the Brussels I Regulation Recast has been published by Oxford University Press. Here’s the summary:

  • The only text describing the provisions of the Regulation and their inter-relationship with one another, with focus on the changes introduced in the recast process

Gremlins no more – is back

Apologies for our recent outage, which many of you had noticed – thanks to those who emailed in and pointed out the problems with accessing posts, search, etc. We had gremlins of some variety in the database which powers, and after much prodding and pushing they have cleared off. Everything should now be working normally again (if anyone does spot a fault, please do let me know.)

Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)

£195 from OUP

Top of my Christmas conflict of laws wish-list is this new work from Adrian Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014). The blurb:

Australian Private International Law in the 21st Century

Australian Private International Law in the 21st Century

A new edited collection, Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century: Facing Outwards, has just been published by Hart/Bloomsbury. Edited by Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John, here’s the blurb:

Email Updates

Readers of this blog will know that our email updates (which allows you to subscribe to receive our new content directly into your inbox) had been broken for a while. The service we used, Feedburner, is no longer operational. We’re happy to say that we’ve now created a new email update subscription service for Conflict of Laws .net. You can subscribe here (the link is also permanently in the menu to the right.)

We’re refurbishing – please excuse our dust

Many of you will have noticed that much of the functionality on the site has temporarily disappeared. This is intentional, or at least as intentional as it could be. I will not bore you with details of servers and software, backends and frameworks, but suffice to say when all of this was upgraded, it broke the design of the site. So, I am now working on a new design which does work, but this will take me a little time. Until then, you should still see all of the posts on here, receive of all the updates, and be able to comment as appropriate.

Building on the very successful Journal of Private International Law conferences in Aberdeen (2005), Birmingham (2007), New York (2009), and Milan (2011) the 5th Conference of the Journal will take place in Madrid on 12-13 September 2013. The organization of the Conference is shared by the Law Faculties of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense. The Programme is reproduced in full below. All of the details on venue, accommodation and registration can be found on the conference website.

The Programme

Thursday 12th  September 2013

9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome session (J. Harris + local judicial or academic authorities)

10.00 – 11.30 Panels