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Publication: Hill & Chong on International Commercial Disputes

The fourth edition of J Hill & (now) A Chong, International Commercial Disputes: Commercial Conflict of Laws in English Courts has just been published by Hart. Here’s the blurb: This is the fourth edition of this highly regarded work on the law of international commercial litigation as practised in the English courts. As such it […]

Postgraduate Studentships in Private International Law of the EU at Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen has one of the most significant groups of private international law (PIL) researchers in the world, an excellent dedicated Law Library and a proven track record in research supervision. The EU has embraced harmonised PIL as the means of preserving the cultural and legal diversity that makes Europe so interesting while […]

Gerrit Betlem

Professor Gerrit Betlem, a close friend and colleague to many of us and a leading scholar in European Private Law, passed away on 26th July 2010. There is an obituary on Southampton’s website.

Lord Lester’s Defamation Bill on Jurisdiction

As an addendum to the current symposium on Rome II and Defamation, Hugh Tomlinson QC at the International Forum for Responsible Media Blog has written a piece on the current proposals in Lord Lester’s Defamation Bill as to when an English court could assume jurisdiction over claims involving publication outside the jurisdiction. The current Clause […]