The CJEU’s interpretation of Article 7(2) Brussels Ia with regard to online defamation has long been criticized (including
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As has now become tradition, the Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) will feature a section dedicated to Conflict of Laws. In 2021, the conference will take place between 31 August and 3 September at the University of Durham and virtually (further information on the conference can be found
In what appears to be a rather straightforward extension of the Court’s earlier decisions in Cases C-498/16 Schrems and C-208/18 Petruchová, the CJEU held last week in Case C-774/19 Personal Exchange that a natural person contracting with the operator of an online gambling service remains a consumer in the sense of Article 15 of Regulation […]
The following post has been written by Ennio Piovesani, PhD Candidate at the Universities of Turin and Cologne. While negotiations for an agreement on the future partnership between the EU and the UK are pending, a spectre haunts Europe: reciprocity. I. The Residual Role of the Requirement of Reciprocity In some EU Member States, provisions […]
Earlier today, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU rendered its long-awaited decision in Case C-59/19 Wikingerhof. The case, which concerns the claim for an injunction brought by a German hotel against the online platform booking.com, goes back to the age-old question of where to draw the line between special jurisdiction for contract and tort under […]
Rome I and Rome II in Practice, a volume edited by Emmanuel Guinchard focusing on the application of the theoretically uniform rules of Rome I and Rome II by the national courts of the Member States, has recently been published by Intersentia. A true treasure trove for scholars of comparative private international law, the book […]
Celebrating the 40th birthday of the Austrian Private International Law Act, scholars from numerous European countries have contributed to a festschrift of more than 400 pages edited by Florian Heindler (Sigmund Freud University Vienna). The essays focus on the possible reform of the Austrian PIL Act, its value, and its role as a national PIL […]
by Tobias Lutzi, University of Cologne Since the sad news of her passing, lawyers all around the world have mourned the loss of one of the most iconic and influential members of the legal profession and a true champion of gender equality. Through her work as a scholar and a justice, just as much as […]
Last week, AG Saugmandsgaard Øe rendered his