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Same Region, Two Different Rulings on Fake News at the Internet

Fernando Pedro Meinero Recently, two criminal court decisions investigating the spread of fake news show the difficulty of determining the scope of national court jurisdiction over the internet. In Argentina, Google was successful in reversing a decision that determined the deindexation of a person’s name from search engines hosted outside the country. In this case, […]

ECJ on „civil and commercial matters“ under Article 1 (1) Brussels Ibis Regulation, judgment of 16 July 2020, C-73/19 – Movic

The Court decided that Article 1(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of Brussels Ibis Regulation must be interpreted as meaning that an action where the opposing parties are the authorities of a Member State and businesses established in another Member State, in which those authorities seek, primarily, findings of infringements constituting allegedly unlawful unfair commercial […]

ECJ on international jurisdiction (rebuttal of presumption of the COMI for individuals) under the European Insolvency (Recast) Regulation, judgment of 16 July 2020, C?253/19 – Novo Banco

The Court decided, as had been proposed by AG Szpunar (see our post on the Opinion), that the first and fourth subparagraphs of Article 3(1) of the EIR(Recast) must be interpreted as meaning that the presumption established in that provision for determining international jurisdiction for the purposes of opening insolvency proceedings, according to which the […]

Rescheduling of the Bonn University / HCCH Conference on the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention: Video Pre-Conference Roundtable 29 October 2020; On-Site Conference 13 and 14 September 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Kindly allow us to inform you about the following decisions we had to take in view of our conference, originally scheduled for 25 and 26 September 2020: As the University of Bonn does not allow on site events of a larger scale until the end of the Winter Semester 2020/2021 (31 […]

Job Offer at the University of Bayreuth

by Professor Dr Robert Magnus The chair of civil law III at the Faculty of law and economics of the University of Bayreuth offers a position as a Doctoral researcher / PhD Student (m/w/d) which should be filled as soon as possible. The position is limited for a period of two years and is preferably […]

The Hague Academy of International Law Advanced Course in Hong Kong: First Edition: Current Trends on International Commercial Dispute Settlement

In cooperation with the Asian Academy of International Law, the Hague Academy of International Law will hold its first edition of its Advanced Courses in Hong Kong from 7 to 11 December 2020.  The topic will be: “Current Trends on International Commercial Dispute Settlement“. For this special programme, the Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of […]

Call for papers – 2nd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM 2020)

By Olivia Tambou On 12-14 October 2020, the 2nd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM 2020) will be hosted by the CERN (Geneva). The event is organised by the Open Search Foundation, which militates for the creation of an independent, free and self-determined access to information on the Internet. You may participate to the Symposium in […]

Opinion of AG Szpunar in the case of Ellmes Property Services, C-433/19, on Article 24(1) and Article 7(1)(a) of the Brussels I bis Regulation

Today, AG Szpunar delivered his Opinion in the case of Ellmes Property Services, C-433/19, on the interpretation of Article 24(1) and Article 7(1)(a) of the Brussels I bis Regulation. This case arose from the following facts: Both parties are co-owners of a house situated in Zell am See, Austria. The applicant, who is the owner […]

Job Vacancy: Researchers in Private International Law and in International Business Law

Professor Matthias Lehmann, Chair of Private International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna (from 1 September 2020), seeks highly skilled and ambitious research fellows (“prae-docs”). Successful candidates will hold a first law degree from any jurisdiction, possess an excellent command of English, and have a basic knowledge of German. Knowledge of other languages […]

Hague Academy of International Law: Deadline to apply for the 2021 Centre for Studies and Research (postponement of the 2020 edition) until September 1st, 2020

The Hague Academy of International Law announces the extension of the deadline to apply for the 2021 Centre for Studies and Research (postponement of the 2020 edition) until September 1st, 2020 (GMT+1). The programme will take place between August 16th and September 3rd, 2021 and will focus on the topic of “Applicable Law Issues in […]