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Mukarrum Ahmed

The Future of the Law of Contract brings together an impressive collection of essays on contract law. Taking a comparative approach, the aim of the book is to address how the law of contract will develop over the next 25 years, as well as considering the ways in which changes to the way that contracts are made will affect the law.

Topics include good faith; objectivity; exclusion clauses; economic duress; variation of contract; contract and privacy law in a digital environment; technological change; choice of court agreements; and Islamic finance contracts.

The chapters are written by leading academics from England, Australia, Canada, the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. As such, this collection will be of global interest and importance to professionals, academics and students of contract law.

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

Posted at the request of Sahil Verma, Managing Editor, Trade, Law and Development

General Issue

Issue 12.2 | Winter’20

The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development are pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’20 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 12, No. 2) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’.

Manuscripts received by August 15th, 2020, pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be reviewed for publication in the Winter ’20 issue.

Entries for the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize 2020 will close on 15 October 2019. The first prize of 10 million rubles will be awarded to the author of the best academic work (monograph or article) published in the field of private law, private international law or comparative law since 1 January 2015. Textbooks and commentaries are not eligible for the prize. The prize expert committee consists of world renowned academics.

The prize will be awarded at the X St. Petersburg International Legal Forum in May 2020.

Further details on the conditions, eligibility and the prize expert committee may be accessed here.

This blog post presents a condensed version of Dr Mukarrum Ahmed’s (Lancaster University) article in the December 2018 issue of the Journal of Private International Law. The blog post includes specific references to the actual journal article to enable the reader to branch off into the detailed discussion. The journal article is a companion publication to the author’s recent book titled The Nature and Enforcement of Choice of Court Agreements: A Comparative Study (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2017).

SSRN: New Paper on “Regulating Offshore Finance”

William J. Moon has published an article titled “Regulating Offshore Finance” on SSRN. It can be accessed @ The abstract is reproduced below:

SLS Conflict of Laws Section: Call for Papers and Panels for 2018 SLS Annual Conference at Queen Mary University of London   

This is a call for papers and panels for the Conflict of Laws section of the 2018 SLS Annual Conference to be held at Queen Mary University of London from Tuesday 4th September – Friday 7th September.  This year’s theme is ‘Law in Troubled Times’.

This section is new to the SLS Annual Conference, having been introduced as a trial section last year.

The Conflict of Laws section will meet in the second half of the conference on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September.

This blog post is by Dr Mukarrum Ahmed (Lancaster University) and Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Aberdeen). It presents a condensed version of their article in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Private International Law. The blog post includes specific references to the actual journal article to enable the reader to branch off into the detailed discussion where relevant. It also takes account of recent developments in the Brexit negotiation that took place after the journal article was completed.    

The second issue of 2017’s Journal of Private International Law has been published.

Just how free is a free choice of law in contract in the EU? by Peter Mankowski