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Call for Abstracts: The Protection of Economically and Socially Weaker Parties in South African, Dutch, Belgian, and EU Private International Law

Robin Cupido (University of Cape Town), Benedikt Schmitz (University of Groningen), and Michiel Poesen (KU Leuven) will be hosting a conference on Taking Stock of Globalisation: the Protection of Economically and Socially Weaker Parties in South African, Dutch, Belgian, and EU Private International Law, which will be held on 16/17 June 2022 in Leuven, Belgium, […]

Out Now: Gömann on the Internal Conflict-of-Laws Regime of the GDPR

Since 2016, the European General Data Protection Regulation has been one of the most popular topics of discussion, academic and otherwise. While the PIL discussion has mostly focused on the unilateral conflicts rule in Article 3 of the Regulation, which defines its “external” scope of application, some scholars – like Martina Mantovani

Case C-800/19: CJEU Limits Scope of ‘Centre of Interests’ Jurisdiction for Online Infringements of Personality Rights

The CJEU has just rendered its decision in Case C-800/19 Mittelbayerischer Verlag (currently only available in French). The Court held that the courts of the claimant’s ‘centre of interests’ have jurisdiction (on this basis) only if the content complained of contains ‘objective and verifiable elements allowing to identify, directly or indirectly, the claimant as an […]

HCCH-WIPO Questionnaire on PIL & IP

The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have just launched a questionnaire that aims to identify problems of private international law, from jurisdiction to enforcement, relating to disputes involving intellectual property. The questionnaire is adressed to the member states of both organisations and other intergovernmental organisations as […]