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European Commission seeking (private international law) experts for its European Democracy Action Plan

The European Commission on 3 December presented the European Democracy Action Plan. The Press Release explains that: “Standing up to challenges to our democratic systems from rising extremism and perceived distance between people and politicians, the Action Plan sets out measures to promote free and fair elections, strengthen media freedom and counter disinformation.” With regard […]

Ulla Liukkunen on  Employment and Private International Law

Written by Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law at the University of Helsinki The volume ´Employment and Private International Law´, edited by Ulla Liukkunen, has been published in the Private International Law Series (series editor: Symeon C. Symeonides) of Edward Elgar Publishing in December 2020. This edited collection gathers together a […]

The Gordian knot is cut – CJEU rules that the Posting of Workers Directive is applicable to road transport

Written by Fieke van Overbeeke[1]   On 1 December 2020 the Grand Chamber of the CJEU ruled in the FNV/Van Den Bosch case that the Posting of Workers Directive(PWD) is applicable to the highly mobile labour activities in the road transport sector (C-815/18). This judgment is in line with recently developed EU legislation (Directive 2020/1057), […]

Ulla Liukkunen on Chinese private international law, comparative law and international commercial arbitration – launch of Ius Comparatum

Guest post by Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture The International Academy of Comparative Law launched a new open access publication in November 2020. Volume no 1 on the use of comparative law […]

Pax Moot 2021!

The facts of the 2021 Pax Moot is available (see https://paxmoot.com/the-case/)! Teams can start registering. The 2021 Round is named after Arthur von Mehren, a giant of international procedure across the Atlantic.  2021 will mark the 15th year after his passing away. After the adoption of the 2019 Hague Convention (which might prove relevant for the case […]

Colloquium on Applicable Law in Insolvency Proceedings 

The Colloquium on Applicable Law in Insolvency Proceedings, organized by the UNCITRAL secretariat in cooperation with the Hague Conference on Private International Law, will be held online on 11 December 2020. This Colloquium is organized with a view to exploring submitting concrete proposals for UNCITRAL’s possible future work on the topic of applicable law in […]

Workshop 19-20 November 2020: Private International Law in the UK after Brexit (Commercial focus)

Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Stirling), Dr Mihail Danov (University of Exeter) and Dr Jayne Holliday (University of Stirling) are delighted to be able to host the third of four public AHRC workshops on Private International Law after Brexit from global, European, Commonwealth and intra-UK perspective. Online Workshop via Microsoft teams The Link to the […]