Entries by Thalia Kruger

Brexit: No need to stop all the clocks.

Written by Jonathan Fitchen. ‘The time has come’; a common enough phrase which may, depending on the reader’s mood and temperament, be attributed variously to Lewis Carroll’s discursive Walrus, to Richard Wagner’s villainous Klingsor, or to the conclusion of Victor Hugo’s epigrammatic comment      to the effect that nothing is as powerful as an idea whose […]

The 2019 Hague Judgments Convention – A Game Changer?

UPDATE: The conference has been cancelled. The Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters will form the object of a conference (in English) scheduled to take place on 23 April 2020 at the Catholic University of Milan. Speakers include Gilles Cuniberti (University of […]

Registration for Pax Moot 2020 is now open!

Teams are invited to register for the PAX Moot, Asser Round 2020. Registration will be possible until March 30th. However we do advise teams to register as soon as possible. The registration fee is 100 Euros per team. The moot court competition comprises a written round and oral round. For the written round each team […]

“Promoting Foreign Judgments: Lessons in Legal Convergence from South Africa and Nigeria” (Kluwer Law International B.V. 2019)

Pontian N. Okoli has provided the following extensive summary of the findings of his book, which is a revised version of his PhD thesis, completed at the University of Dundee. In 2019, the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial matters came into being. It is a clear reflection […]

Introducing PAX Moot 2020:

PAX Moot is a specialized moot court competition focused on Transnational Law and Private International Law issues. In this competition, participants will be able to learn and apply first-hand the complexities and nuances of how international Conventions and Regulations interact in the context of globalization. Without pleading on the merits of the case, PAX Moot […]

Cross-border enforcement of debts: EU unified procedures in Belgium

The research on the cross-border collection of debts (in particular through the unified procedures in the EU) in the EC²BE project has produced interesting results. Here is a summary of the Belgian results. For those who want to know more, don’t forget to enrol to our final conference, which will address the matter in various […]

Pax Jenard Moot Court Competition

The successful conclusion of the 7th edition PAX Moot Competition marked the 50th anniversary of EU Private International Law and was named after one of its “founding fathers”, Paul Jenard, who served as the Rapporteur of the 1968 Brussels Convention. The PAX Competition is a specialized moot court competition focused on private international law issues. […]

Save the date: IC2BE final Conference 21 and 22 November 2019, Antwerp

The final conference for the EU-funded IC2BE project will take place in Antwerp on 21 and 22 November 2019. This project is the follow-up of the EUPILLAR project, which was concluded in 2016. IC2BE investigates in eight Member States the application of the European Private International Law Instruments of the second generation, i.e. the unified procedures […]

Belgian Court of Cassation and Ryanair’s forum clauses

On 8 February 2019 the Belgain Court of Cassation decided the case Happy Flights v Ryanair. The Dutch version of the decision is available here. At issue was the validity of the clause in Ryanair’s general terms and conditions that the Irish courts have jurisdiction over disputes. The Court of Cassation quashed the decision of the Commercial […]