by Ralf Michaels and Jakob Olbing Note: This repository will stay permanent at www.conflictoflaws.net/corona. Please send additions to email@example.com Updated: September 28, 2020 The coronavirus has created a global crisis that affects all aspects of life everywhere. Not surprisingly, that means that the law is affected as well. And indeed, we have seen a high […]
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from Raphael de Barros Fritz, Hamburg The assessment of a court’s jurisdiction based on Art. 7 (2) of the Brussels Ibis Regulation in cases involving exclusively financial damages has been a continuous challenge (cf., e.g., ECJ, 12.09.2018, Case C-304/17 (Löber); ECJ, 16.06.2016, Case C-12/15 (Universal); ECJ, 28.01.2015, Case C-375/13 (Kolassa)). Against this background, the Advocate General’s […]
The Hague Academy has canceled its summer courses for 2020 and will hold them in the summer of 2021. The announcement, including a video message from the Secretary-General, is here. Moving the program online was rejected because students would not get the special experience of being in the Hague. The promise of other videos to […]
After Chukwuma Okoli’s, recent post, on this blog, on African Private International Law, Lise Theunissen, who is currently a legal intern at the Hague Conference, now has a blogpost at afronomicslaw on the harmonization of Private International Law in the African Union. Add to that Justin Monsenepwo’s recent articles on legal unification at OHADA and […]
The project on Gender and Private International Law (GaP) at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute, jointly organized by Ivana Isailovic and Ralf Michaels, will end the academic year with a bang! After the inaugural workshop (see Asma Alouane’s report here) and three successful reading sessions in the fall, there will be a whole day workshop […]
written by Claudia Madrid Martínez On 28 April 2017, the government of Nicolás Maduro deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), a document whereby he expressed his “irrevocable decision to denounce the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) pursuant to Article 143 thereof, thereby initiating Venezuela’s permanent withdrawal from the […]
written by Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm ASADIP (American Association of Private International Law) 13th Annual Conference – Punta del Este, URUGUAY, 21-22 November 2019 TRANSNATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF LAW: Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitral awards and other acts On 21 and 22 November 2019, the 13thASADIP Annual Conference took place in Punta del Este (Uruguay) […]
Rachael Mulheron, Asserting personal jurisdiction over non-resident class members: comparative insights for the United Kingdom The opt-out class action involves a unique participant, viz, the absent class member whose claim is prosecuted by a representative claimant, who does not opt-out of the action nor do anything else in relation to it, and yet who is […]
Written by Chukwuma Okoli, TMC Asser Institute, The Hague About a decade ago, Oppong lamented a “stagnation” in the development of private international law in Africa. That position is no longer as true as it was then – there is progress. Though the African private international law community is small, the scholarship can no longer be described […]
written by Ivana Isailovic & Ralf Michaels We are excited to announce the launch of a new transdisciplinary research project, Gender and Private International Law (GaP), based at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (MPI). This project is born out of a sense of scholarly and political urgency in a rapidly […]