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The End of the “Sahyouni Saga”

The German Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) in August finally decided the case “Sahyouni” that made it twice to the ECJ (Sahyouni I  and Sahyouni II). The BGH decision (German text here) applied the new German rules on private divorces. The German legislator had enacted these rules after the ECJ declared the Rome III Regulation as only applicable […]

Call for Papers “Jurisdiction – Who speaks international law?”

The German Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen – AjV) asked me to forward the following call for papers. This conference intends to bridge the gap between international public and private international law, thus, contributions from private international law are more than welcome. The official call is on this […]

Out now: Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft (ZVglRWiss) 119 (2020) No. 3

The most recent issue of the German Journal of Comparative Law (Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft) features three articles on private international and comparative law. The abstracts read: Katharina Beckemper: Bestechung und Bestechlichkeit im geschäftlichen Verkehr – Die gegenläufige Umsetzung des EU-Rahmenbeschlusses 2003/568/JI in Spanien und Deutschland, ZVglRWiss 119 (2020), 277-313 Criminal law on corruption is […]

Job Vacancy: Kiel University (Germany)

Professor Susanne Lilian Gössl, Professor for Civil Law and Digitalization in Private Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law at Kiel University is looking for a highly skilled and motivated PhD candidate and fellow (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, 50% or 25%) to work in the areas of Civil Law and Digitalization in Private Law, Comparative Law and Private […]

Change in German International Adoption Law

Last week the German parliament approved a reform of the German adoption law. The reform was triggered by a decision of the Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht – BVerfG) declaring provisions unconstitutional that did not allow a stepchild adoption for non-marital couples (English translation of the decision here). The legislator took the opportunity to adapt the conflict […]