Entries by Pietro Franzina

Investment Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe

A collection of essays titled Investment Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Csongor istván Nagy (University of Szeged, Hungary), has recently been published by Edward Elgar. See here for more information on the book, its contents and contributors. As noted in the publisher’s blurb, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) appears to be the […]

The UN Conventions on the rights of the child: an Italian book to celebrate its 30th anniversary

The Italian Independent Authority for Children and Adolescents (Autorità garante per l’infanzia e l’adolescenza) has just published a book to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC). The book, in Italian, is titled La Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sui diritti dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza: conquiste e prospettive a 30 anni dall’adozione (“The […]

Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional, Vol. 11, No 2 (2019)

The latest issue of Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional, an open-access online journal focusing on private international law, is out. It can be downloaded here. The fifty papers included in this issue (written in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian) address a broad range of topics, including the recognition of registered partnerships, jurisdiction over contractual disputes, the law applicable to […]

Rethinking COMI in the Age of Multinational, Digital and Glocal Enterprises

Written by Renato Mangano, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Palermo (Italy). Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings failed to provide a definition of COMI (centre of main interests), either in Article 2, which was specifically devoted to definitions, or in Article 3, which regulated international jurisdiction. For its […]

Surrogate motherhood: a conference in Madrid

The fifth edition of the annual conference of the Carlos III University of Madrid devoted to private international law will take place on 25 and 26 April 2019. This year’s topic is surrogacy. Speakers include Javier Carrascosa González (Univ. Murcia), Cristina González Beilfus (Univ. Barcelona), Iván Heredia Cervantes (Univ. Autónoma Madrid), Ilaria Pretelli (Swiss Institute of Comparative […]

The 2019 edition of the Brussels Global Week

This year’s edition of the Brussels Global Week, an annual forum open to academics, researchers, students, NGOs, legal practitioners, regulators and decision-makers to discuss issues of law and globalization, will take place from 20 to 23 May 2019 at the Solbosch Campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Speakers include Karim Benyekhlef (Montréal), Jean-Sylvestre Bergé […]

Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional, Vol. 11, No 1 (2019)

The latest issue of Cuadernos de Derecho Transnacional, an open-access online journal focusing on private international law, is out. It features some sixty papers (in Spanish, English and Italian) covering a broad range of topics, such as matrimonial property regimes, trade names, the legal framework of drones, child abduction, international data transfers, successions upon death and antitrust torts. […]

The 31st annual conference on private international law at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

This year’s Journée de droit international privé of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law will be devoted to Interim Measures in International Commercial Litigation, and will take place on 23 May 2019, in Lausanne. Speakers include George A. Bermann, Andrea Bonomi, Lawrence Boo, Sabine Corneloup, Gilles Cuniberti, Karim El Chazli, Sandrine Giroud, Laurent Hirsch, Alexander Layton, Ilaria Pretelli, […]

The meaning of economic freedoms of movement

Following a call for papers announced on this blog a few months ago, the University of Nice will host on 23 and 24 May 2019 a conference exploring the meaning of economic freedoms of movement (Le sense des libertés économiques de circulation). The event, part of the IFITIS Project led by Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, is the third in […]