5th Journal of Private International Law Conference, Madrid, 12-13 Sep 2013


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 

Group 1 – MINORS & NAME


CARPANETO, Laura Few proposals on the “adaptation” of Brussels II-bis with specific reference to the rules on parental responsibility
FIORINI, Aude The Hague Child Abduction Convention and the Habitual Residence of Newborns – a Comparative Study
GONZÁLEZ MARTÍN, Nuria International Child Abduction and Mediation: Feasibility and Suitability of  a Guide of Good Practice
TRIMMINGS, Katarina Embryo transfer in international context
GUZMÁN ZAPATER, Mónica The right to a name: observatory on the progress made by the EU on the continuity of civil status
Mikša, Katažyna New rule – old problem? The law applicable to surnames in new Polish Act on Private International Law




FRANZINA, Pietro Codifying Private International Law – Some Thoughts on the Reasons of a Resurgent Trend
ERDÖS, Itsvan Unity or Diversity? Should there be a European Code of Private International Law?
PAUKNEROVA, Monika & PFEIFFER, Magdalena New Act on Private International Law in the Czech Republic: Starting Points and Perspectives within the European Union
ALMEIDA, Bruno& ARAUJO, Nadia Two steps forwards, one step back? Recent developments and pending challenges of PIL practice in Brazil
Deskoski, Toni &Dokovski, Vangel Choice of court agreements in Macedonian Private International Law and in the Brussels I Regulation (and the influence of the Brussels I Regulation on the legal systems of the third countries)



DYRDA, Lukas Autonomous interpretation in European private international law – several remarks on the notion of “the place where the harmful event occurred or may occur” under the Brussels I Regulation and the new Regulation No 1215/2012 in intellectual property infringement cases
CORDERO, Clara Isabel The need for an EU coordinated legislative approach on cross-border violations of privacy
VALLAR, Julia Is art. 5.3 of EC Reg. NO. 44/2001 applicable in respect of an action for a negative declaration in tort matters?
KNÖFEL , Oliver Taming the Leviathan – Liability of States for Sovereign Acts (Acta Iure Imperii) as a Challenge for EU Private International Law



ASON, Agnieszka The Revised Brussels Regulation: A New Approach To Arbitration in the European Rulemaking
HAUBERG WILHEMSEN, Louise European Perspectives on International Arbitration
ZACARIASIEWICZ, Maciej Vindicating public interest through application of mandatory rules in international commercial arbitration
GROSSU, Manuela Waving the Right to Challenge Arbitral Awards as the Outcome of  Hybrid Procedures
Hacibekiroglu, Ekin Taking evidence in international commercial arbitration


11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30 Panels


RAITIERI, Marco Citizenship as a connecting factor in private international law for family matters
SHAKARGY, Sharon Marriage by the State or Married to the State? On Choice of Law in Marriage and Divorce
QUINZA, Pablo The establishment of an optional common European matrimonial property regime: an alternative way for international couples.
TORGA, Maarja Establishing the ‘cross-border’ nature of a matrimonial property dispute under the proposed EU regulation on the matrimonial property regimes
SAPOTA, Anna Compromise or enhanced cooperation  – the possible ways to deal with EU proposal on matrimonial property regimes and property consequences of registered partnership




CANOR, Iris The Principle of Non-Discrimination in Private International Law
FULLI-LEMAIRE, Samuel Characterisation – a problem reborn?
MAUNSBACH, Ulf Justifying the exclusion of choice
HOLLOWAY, David &SCHULTZ, Tomas Comity in European PIL
SHRIVASTAVA, Vishal A Case Study on the Need for Strengthening the International Court of Justice



TORRALBA, Elisa & RODRÍGUEZ PINEAU, Elena What’s in a Judgment? Reflections on res judicata, jurisdiction and ECJ’s activism
AZCÁRRAGA MONZONÍS, Carmen New Developments in the Scope of Free Movements of Public Documents in the European Union
SERRANO, Giuseppe Private enforcement of administrative acts adopted by a foreign competition authority: a PIL perspective
DOWERS, Neil Underpinning the internal market: the doctrine of mutual trust, the fundamental freedoms, and European private international law
GILLIES, Lorna Assessing the Role of Public Policy and the Utility of Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Rules for the Effective Return of Cultural Property Objects Unlawfully Removed from a Member State




MUCCIARELI, Federico Maria Company’s private international law in the 21st Century: dealing with complexity
WINSHIP, Verity Jurisdiction Over Corporate Groups
Yüksel, Burcu The Choice of Law Aspects of International Funds Transfers
WAHAB, Mohamed S. Abdel The Law Governing Public Private Partnership Agreements: BetweenParty Autonomy and Overriding Regulatory Policies
AKSELI, Orkun Assignment of Receivables and the Conflict of Laws


13.30 – 15.00 Lunch (a short guided visit to “La Corrala” will be available at 14.30)

15.00 – 16.30 Panels



Yatsunami, Ren Characterization of Trust in Consideration of Neighboring Legal Relationships
HOLLIDAY, Jayne Habitual residence: room for improvement?
PERONI, Giulio From the principle of unity to the principle of divisibility of the patrimony: new tendencies in international private law
NAGY, Csongor Itsván The functions of party autonomy in international family and succession law – an EU perspective
WYSOCKA-BAR, Anna Modification and revocation of professio iuris under the EU Succession Regulation


Group 10 – CONTRACTS

RESZCZYK Law applicable to voluntary representation
Van Hoek, Aukje Private international law for cross-border posting of workers: one union, many models of protection
ÁLVAREZ ARMAS, Eduardo Private International Law and the rights of air and sea passengers in the EU: A puzzle and a lock in the access to justice.
POLIDO, Fabricio Critical interactions between Private International Law and the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 – CISG: A view from the Brazilian legal environment
ÖZGENC, Zeynep Choice of Law in contract of affreightment: the approach of Turkish private international law.



CAMPUZANO DÍAZ, Beatriz The scope of application of the rules on jurisdiction after the recast of Brussels I Regulation
MIGLIO, Alberto The Recast of Brussels I and Jurisdiction Over Third State Defendants
HERRANZ BALLESTEROS, Mónica Law applicable to choice of court agreements in Brussels I Recast
SÁNCHEZ DÍAZ, Sara Choice of court agreements: Brussels I Regulation Recast
AÑOVEROS TERRADAS, Beatriz Collective Redress and Consumer Protection in Europe




ARZANDEH, Ardavan Spiliada: An unpredictable doctrine?
TARMAN, Zeynep Derya Jurisdiction Turkish courts
KEYES, Mary & MARCHALL, Brooke Potestativité and party autonomy
DARIESCU, Cosmin When Forum non Conveniens objection can be invoked before Romanian Courts?
Ozcelik, Gulum  Public Policy Intervention in the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Turkish Perspective


16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30 Panels


Grusic, Ugljesa Regulating the Environment and Private International Law
ERKAN, Mustafá Product Liability in Turkish Private International Law: Is Turkey Looking Towards the Rome II Regulation?
BRIGHT, Clair  Civil Liability for Corporate Human Rights Abuse;  The issue of extraterritorial jurisdiction
Sousa Gonçalves, Anabela Susana de The General Rules of the EU Regulation No 864/2007 (Rome II)
PITEL, Stephen & HARPER, Jesse The Law Governing Tort Claims: Twenty Years of the Lex Loci Delicti



HEREDIA CERVANTES, Iván Arbitral agreements and arbitral procedures in the Insolvency Regulation.
PENADÉS FONS, Manuel Conflict of laws to solve laws in conflict: Balancing cross-border insolvency and international arbitration.
McCORMACK, Gerard Reforming the European Insolvency Regulation – changing what is on the menu
GUANJIAN Tu, andXiaolin Li Cross-Border Bankruptcy: A Call and A Suggestion for Cooperation within China


Group 15 – SALES/CESL

HEIDEMANN, Maren Choice of law under the proposed Common European Sales Law
PORCHERON, Delphine Unification of substantive rules and private international law: a study of their relationship through the example of the Common European Sales Law
RUIZ ABOU NOGM, Verónica Designing Ways Forward: Lateral Thinking, Private International Law and the Common European Sales Law’
Strecker, Sophie & BERRY, Elspeth Rome I, Party Autonomy and the Choice of Non-State Law: Difficulty or Opportunity?
SÜRAL, Ceyda Conflict of laws rules: a barrier before the application of Unidroit principles or not?


20.30 Conference Dinner in Pabellón de los Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (El Retiro)         

Friday 13th  September 2013

9.30 -11.00  Plenary session I RECOGNITION & ENFORCEMENT

Chair: Francisco J. Garcimartín Alférez

GASCÓN INCHAUSTI, Fernando The abolition of exequatur proceedings in the “new” Brussels Regulation
TUO, Chiara E. The re-evaluation of foreign judgments under EU Regulation 1215/12: between prohibitions and mutual trust
LEHMANN, Matthias A System sui generis?Res judicata effect of Member State Judgments in the European Union
BEAUMONT, Paul & WALKER, Lara Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters: Lessons from Brussels for the Hague
OPPONG, Richard Frimpong & NIRO, Lisa Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments of International Courts in National Courts: Emerging Jurisprudence and Challenges Ahead


11.15 -11.45  Coffee break

11.45 – 13.15  Plenary session II CONTRACTS & TORTS

Chair: Pedro A. De Miguel Asensio

LEIN, Eva Extending Jurisdiction under Art 5(3) Brussels I Regulation to Accomplices?
DANOV, Mihail Private Antitrust Litigation and Private International Law in a Global Context
TERAMOTO, Shinto & Jur?ys Paulius IP Intermediaries In Conflict Of Laws: A Social Network Perspective
ALBORNOZ, Mª Mercedes The internet and private international law of contracts
OREJUDO PRIETO DE LOS MOZOS, Patricia PIL matters relating to crowdfunding
MÄSCH Agency and conflict of laws


13.30 – 15.00  Lunch


15.00 -16.30  Plenary session III GLOBAL LITIGATION

Chair: Paul Beaumont

PERTEGÁS, Marta & Teitz, L.E. The benefits of regional and global litigation instruments for foreign trade and investment
CHILDRESS, Donald Earl Transnational litigation and PIL
GROSSE RUSE-KHAN, Henning A conflict of laws approach to competing rationalities in international law. The Case of Plain Packaging between IP, Trade, Investment and Health
UBERTAZZI, Benedetta Private International Law before the International Court of Justice
MAHER, Gerard & RODGER, Barry Countries, States, and Legal Systems: An International Private Law Perspective
TANG, Zheng Sophia Corruption in International Commercial Arbitration—Special Conflict of Laws Challenges


16.30 -17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 -18.00 Conference by A.G. Pedro Cruz Villalón

18.00 – 18.30  Concluding remarks and closing words by P. Beaumont