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New Book: “Substance and Procedure in Private International Law”

The latest title in the Oxford Private International Law Series has just been published: Substance and Procedure in Private International Law by Professor Richard Garnett. The OUP abstract reads: When the law of a foreign country is selected or pleaded by a claimant or defendant, a question arises as to whether the issue pertains to […]

Retirement of J J Spigelman as Chief Justice of New South Wales

It is appropriate to note on this blog the recent retirement of J J Spigelman as Chief Justice of New South Wales. A number of his judgments and speeches over the course of his tenure as Chief Justice constitute significant contributions to Australian private international law. They are identified in his chapter entitled ‘Between the […]

Australian article round-up 2011: International co-operation

Concluding the Australian article round-up, readers may be interested in the following articles raising points about international co-operation on conflicts issues:  Read more… Rosehana Amin, ‘International Jurisdiction Agreements and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Australian Litigation: Is There a Need for the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements?’ (2010) 17 Australian International […]

Australian article round-up 2011: Conflicts within the Australian federation

Continuing the Australian article round-up, readers may be interested in the following article and recently published book raising points about conflicts within the Australian federation: Geoffrey Lindell and Sir Anthony Mason, ‘The Resolution of Inconsistent State and Territory Legislatoin’ (2010) 38 Federal Law Review 391: [W]e have chosen to discuss an important aspect of the subject [of federalism] […]

Australian article round-up 2011: Arbitration

Continuing the Australian article round-up, readers may be interested in the following two articles raising points about arbitration: Andrew Bell, ‘Dispute Resolution and Applicable Law Clauses in International Sports Arbitration’ (2010) 84 Australian Law Journal 116: Choice of law clauses and jurisdiction or arbitration agreements play a critical role in international commerce. They also play […]

Australian article round-up 2011: Finance

Continuing the Australian article round-up, readers may be interested in the following three articles raising points about finance:  Read more… Anthea Markstein, ‘The Law Governing Letters of Credit’ (2010) 16 Auckland University Law Review 138:

Australian article round-up 2011: Insolvency

Continuing the Australian article round-up, readers may be interested in the following three articles raising points about insolvency:  Read more… Stewart Maiden, ‘A comparative analysis of the use of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency in Australia, Great Britain and the United States’ (2010) 18 Insolvency Law Journal 63:

Australian article round-up 2011: General

Readers may be interested in a range of articles which have been published since the last Australian article round-up in 2010.  Over the coming days, I will post abstracts for the articles roughly grouped into themes.   Today’s is a general theme.  Read more… John Fogarty, ‘Peter Edward Nygh AM: His Work and Times’ (2010) 1 Family […]