Private International Law in Europe: Webinar series on Current Developments in Jurisprudence


The Interest Group on Private International Law of the Italian Society of International Law invites you to a series of webinars on current developments in jurisprudence in various topics of private international law.

The webinars will be hosted on Teams by Microsoft 365. In order to attend one or more webinars please write a message to the email address to be added to the relevant Teams group. Once the request has been made for one webinar, there will be no need to repeat it for subsequent events.

The webinars will take place in English except where indicate otherwise.

All webinars will be chaired by Prof. Stefania Bariatti (Università degli Studi di Milano), convenor of the Interest Group.


29 January 2021 @ 4-6 PM (CET):

Limiting European Integration Through Constitutional Law? Recent Decisions of the German Bundesverfassungsgericht and their Impact on Private International Law

 Speaker: Christian Kohler, Universität Saarbrücken

 Discussant: Giulia Rossolillo, Università degli Studi di Pavia


19 February 2021 @ 4-6 PM (CET):

State Immunity and Jurisdiction in Civil and Commercial Matters in Recent Court of Justice Rulings

Speaker: Alexander Layton, King’s College London

Discussant: Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe, Università di Genova


12 March 2021 @ 4-6 PM (CET):

La trascrizione dell’atto di nascita nella recente giurisprudenza della Corte costituzionale italiana (in Italian)

Speaker: Sara Tonolo, Università degli Studi di Trieste

Discussant: Elena Rodriguez Pineau, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid


9 April 2021 @ 4-6 PM (CET):

Law Governing Arbitration Agreements in a Recent Judgment of the UK Supreme Court

Speaker: Adrian Briggs, University of Oxford

Discussant: Pietro Franzina, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


TBC 23 April 2021 @ 4-6 PM (CET) TBC: 

Jurisdiction in Matters Relating to Cross-Border Torts according to the Recent Volkswagen Judgment of the Court of Justice

 Speaker: Giesela Rühl, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Discussant: Fabrizio Marongiu Buonaiuti, Università di Macerata