VIIth Complutense Seminar on Private International Law


The International Seminar on Private International Law promoted by Professor Fernández Rozas and Professor De Miguel Asensio (University Complutense, Madrid) will soon become a tradition. The satisfying experience of the last six years has encouraged the organizers to hold the seventh edition next April 2013. Keeping the pattern of its precedents, the forthcoming Seminar will combine a general approach centered on recent developments and future prospects in different fields of private international law, with specific attention to singular current issues, or issues most in need of study. One whole panel will be devoted to registry law – particularly to the new Spanish Civil Registration Act and its consequences for private international law. Other sessions will accommodate papers and communications on other relevant issues. Spanish, English and French will be spoken -though no translation is provided.

This edition’s speakers will be, among others, Professor Gerald Spindler(Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Professor Bertrand Ancel (Université Paris II), and Professor Thomas Clay (Université de Versailles). Short contributions from academics and law professionals are welcome provided they are timely submitted. In this regard the organizers kindly request those intending to participate to send an email to Professor Patricia Orejudo ( as soon as possible, and at any rate before November 30, 2012, including the title of the proposal and a brief summary of its contents. Accepted papers will be eligible for publication in the 2012 volume of the Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado, subject to prior scientific peer evaluation. The final written version shall not exceed 25 pages in Word format (double-spaced, DIN A-4, Times New Roman 12 for text and 10 for footnotes). It must be handed over in April 1, 2013 at the latest.

The suggested dates for the Seminar are 11 and 12 April 2013. Most of the panels will be held at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, though some may take place somewhere else in Madrid.

The definitive program and schedule will be announced here as soon as they are ready.