Entries by Giesela Ruehl

Basedow on the Optional Instrument of European Contract Law

Jürgen Basedow, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg, has posted “The Optional Instrument of European Contract Law: Opting-in through Standard Terms – A reply to Simon Whittaker” on SSRN. The paper can be downloaded

German Federal Labour Court Rules on Jurisdiction in Posted Workers Case

In a judgement of 15 February 2012, the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) had to deal with the question of whether German courts have jurisdiction concerning contribution claims of a specialised social security fund against a company domiciled abroad. Referring to Articles 1 (1) Sentence 1, 76, 67 of the Brussels I-Regulation as well as […]

Liber Amicorum for Klaus Schurig

Ralf Michaels and Dennis Solomon have published a Festschrift to honor the work and life of Klaus Schurig, a leading German conflict of laws scholar. The Festschrift contains contributions by friends and colleagues dealing with current topics in German and European private international law. More information (in German) is available 

Smits on Party Choice and the Common European Sales Law

Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University Faculty of Law – Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and Research Professor of Comparative Legal Studies at University of Helsinki – Center of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity has posted “Party Choice and the Common European Sales Law, or: How to […]

Briggs on Comity in Private International Law

The latest volume of Recueil des cours, published by The Hague Academy of International Law, has recently been released. It contains an article by Adrian Briggs from the University of Oxford on “The Principle of Comity in Private International Law”. The abstract reads as follows: The lectures examine the concept of comity, drawing particular attention to […]

Volume on the Unification of European Conflict of Laws

A new book about the unification of conflict of laws in Europe, edited by Professor Dr. Eva-Maria Kieninger and Professor Dr. Oliver RemienW, both University of Würzburg, has recently been released. More information including a German abstract can be found on the

CESL Conference in Tübingen, Germany

On 15 and 16 June 2012, the Publisher and Advisory Board of the “Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht – Journal of Common Private Law” (GPR) will host a conference on the Proposal for a Common European Sales Law at Tübingen University. More information (in German) is available 

Competition in International Sales Law – Perspectives on Choice

On Friday, 15 June 2012, the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) will host a one-day roundtable conference at the Feestzaal of Maastricht Law Faculty. From the official announcement: This roundtable is divided into three panels, distinguished on the basis of perspective. Contributions in the first panel offer an institutional perspective on the choices available. […]