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Book published: The Vienna Convention in America

Iacyr de Aguilar Vieira, Gustavo Cerqueira (Eds.), The Vienna Convention in America. 40th anniversary of the United Nation Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods / La Convention de Vienne en Amérique. 40eanniversaire de la Convention des Nations Unies sur les contrats de vente internationale des marchandises, Paris : Société de législation comparée, 2020, 408 p. (available in […]

Just published: “The International Commission on Civil Status in Danger”

Just published in Recueil Dalloz: a “cri d’alarme” by Professors Lagarde, Gaudemet-Tallon, Kessedjian, Jault-Seseke and Pataut concerning the fate of the useful International Commission on Civil Status. Here is a translation of their call to action: The International Commission on Civil Status in Danger[1] POINT de Vue Recueil Dalloz issue N° 42 of 3 December 2020,  p. […]

ASADIP & UNCITRAL: Today preparatory conference on UNCITRAL Day

Today (9 November 2020) ASADIP and UNCITRAL are organising a preparatory conference to the first edition of UNCITRAL Day in Latin America and the Caribbean region (UNCITRAL LAC DAY 2020 – la primera edición del Día de UNCITRAL en América Latina y el Caribe). For more information see here. Free registration here. For other events […]

AMEDIP: The programme of its XLIII Seminar is now available

The programme of the XLIII Seminar of the Mexican Academy of Private International and Comparative Law (AMEDIP) is now available here. As previously announced, the XLIII Seminar will take place on 19-20 November 2020 for the first time online. Among the topics to be discussed are the 1996 HCCH Child Protection Convention, the 1980 HCCH […]

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the HCCH Child Abduction Convention – A time for celebration but also a time for reflection

Today (25 October 2020) is the 40th Anniversary of the HCCH Child Abduction Convention. With more than 100 Contracting Parties, the HCCH Child Abduction Convention is one of the most successful Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). As indicated in the title, this is a time for celebration but also a […]

Personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant in a product liability case to be argued before the US Supreme Court today: the consolidated Ford Motor cases

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today (7-Oct-2020) concerning two consolidated cases: Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court and Ford Motor Co. v. Bandemer. The consolidated cases deal with the difficult issue of personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, where there is a split in federal courts of appeals and […]

New Article on Choice of Law in Latin American Arbitration

Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) and Manuel Segovia (European Law Institute, formerly University of Monterrey) will soon publish an empirical study of choice of law in Latin American arbitration in the THEMIS-Revista de Derecho (Choice of law in Latin American Arbitration: Some Empirical Evidence and Reflections on the Latin American Market for Contracts). The abstract […]