BIICL event: Lis Pendens in International Litigation


The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosts an event titled “Lis Pendens in International Litigation“ as part of the Herbert Smith Private International Law Seminar Series at the BIICL.

What is this event about? The question of international lis pendens has long been controversial, but has taken on new and urgent importance in our age. Globalization has driven an unprecedented rise in forum shopping between national courts, but also the proliferation of new international tribunals has brought with it new challenges of interaction in today’s fragmented international legal system. The response to these challenges also has profound theoretical implications for the interaction of legal systems in today’s pluralistic world. This seminar will analyse the problems of parallel litigation across the landscape of international litigation – from private international litigation, through international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, to public international law.

Venue: The venue is Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP.

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2009 17:30 to 19:30

Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Collins, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Speaker: Campbell McLachlan QC, Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington; member of Bankside Chambers and Auckland & Essex Court Chambers, London