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Trans-Tasman Proceedings Law Reform

Readers involved in Trans-Tasman Australian or New Zealand practice will be interested to know that the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill 2009 has been passed by the Australian Parliament. The legislation implements the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement, signed on 24 July 2008. […]

New edition of leading Australian text on private international law

The eighth edition of Nygh’s Conflict of Laws in Australia has recently been published.  It is the leading text on private international law in Australia.  The last edition was published in 2002.  The eighth edition is the first to be published since the death of Peter Nygh in that same year.  His co-author on the […]

Australian article round-up

At the beginning of a new year, readers may be interested in the following Australian articles, which were published throughout last year and escaped a post at the time: Chief Justice Spigelman, ‘The Hague Choice of Court Convention and International Commercial Litigation’ (2009) 83(6) Australian Law Journal 386 Chief Justice Spigelman, ‘Cross-border insolvency: Co-operation or […]