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Cross-border enforcement of claims in the EU – don’t forget to register for the IC²BE final conference 21 and 22 November in Antwerp

As my fellow editor Thalia Kruger has already signaled earlier, the final conference for the EU-funded IC2BE project on the cross-border enforcement of claims in the EU will take place in Antwerp (Belgium) on 21 and 22 November 2019. The conference will try to assess how the European framework of cross-border enforcement can be made […]

Gentle Reminder: German Conference on Cross-Border Enforcement in the EU (“IC²BE”)

As previously announced on this blog, the Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg (Germany) will host, on 10–11 October 2019, the final conference of the German branch in the framework of the research project “Informed Choices in Cross-Border Enforcement” (IC2BE). Funded by the Justice Program (2014-2020) of the European Commission, the project aims to assess the working in […]

Preview: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft – Abstracts

The upcoming issue of the Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft (German Journal of Comparative Law; Vol. 118 [2019], No. 3) features the following contributions: 40 Years Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – Even More Important Today than 40 Years Ago to Encourage Trade? Petra Butler[1] ZVglRWiss 118 (2019) 231–256 Taking note of the United […]

Use of Blockchain Technology in Cross-Border Legal Cooperation

Written by Jan von Hein Dr Burcu Yüksel (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) and Dr Florian Heindler (Sigmund Freud University, Austria) have written a post for the Aberdeen Law School’s blog exploring what blockchain/distributed ledger technology can offer to enhance cross-border legal cooperation, particularly in the context of the Hague conventions. The full text is available […]

Job vacancy: Research Assistant at the Chair for Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law in Trier (Germany)

The Faculty of Law at the University of Trier is looking for a research assistant (Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in) (m/w/d)) at the Chair for Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law (Prof. Dr. Jens Kleinschmidt, LL.M. (Berkeley)) on a part-time basis (50 %). The position will be paid according to the salary scale E 13 TV-L, and the […]

A Resurrection of Shevill? – AG Szpunar’s Opinion in Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland (C-18/18)

Written by Anna Bizer Anna Bizer, doctoral candidate at the University of Freiburg, has kindly provided us with her thoughts on AG Szpunar’s opinion in the case of Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland (C-18/18). Since the EP-proposal from 2012, the European Union has not shown any efforts to fill the gap still existing in the Rome […]

Out now: German Journal of Chinese Law Vol. 26 No. 1 (2019) – Comparative Views on Freedom of Contract

In July 2018, Professors Claudia Schubert (then University of Bochum, now Hamburg), Yuanshi Bu and Jan von Hein (both University of Freiburg) organised a comparative, Chinese-German symposium on the recent codification of the general principles of Chinese private law and their implications for freedom of contract (including choice of law) in Freiburg. The contributions to […]