Web-Sites, Establishment and Private International Law


Michael Bogdan (University of Lund) has published an article on Web-Sites, Establishment and Private International Law in the King's College Law Journal (Hart Publishing). The abstract reads as follows:

An interactive website can today fulfill many of the functions of a traditional place of business with physical premises and staff, as contracts can be both entered into and performed through it. This gives rise to the question whether a website can, under certain conditions, constitute an establishment or place of business for the purposes of jurisdiction and applicable law pursuant to the EC Regulation No 44/2001 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters and the 1980 Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations.

Further information is available on Hart's KCLJ website.