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Conference on EU Class Actions at European Parliament

Registration is now open for a conference on E.U. class actions: ‘Increasing Access to Justice Through Class Actions: A Conference for Litigators & Policy Makers’. It will take place in Brussels within the committee rooms of the European Parliament on November 12 – 13, 2012.  Seating within the European Parliament is limited so spaces should […]

PhD position at Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus School of Law has a vacancy for a PhD candidate within  the area of private international law/(European) civil procedure. The application deadline is 8 July 2012. For more information and application click

Book notice: texts European Private International Law

The first edition of the book ‘European Private International Law’ (Ars Aequi,2012), edited by Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) was recently published. It contains a collection of international and European instruments which primarily contain Private International Law rules for jurisdiction, the applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions. For further […]

Call for Papers International Family Law and Party Autonomy

Subject At the substantive law level, party autonomy has always been limited in the field of family law. The mandatory nature of many family law rules has meant that choice has always been restricted. Take, for instance, the mandatory nature of divorce proceedings in virtually every European jurisdiction. Increasingly, however, party autonomy in family law […]

Publication book Civil Litigation in a Globalising World

The book Civil Litigation in a Globalising World, providing a unique compilation of 19 papers by international experts on comparative and international civil litigation, has just been released. It is edited by X.E. (Xandra) Kramer, Professor of Private International Law and European Civil Procedure at Erasmus School of Law (Rotterdam) and C.H. (Remco) van Rhee, […]

Issue 2011.4 Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht

The fourth issue of 2011 of the Dutch journal on Private International Law, Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht includes the following articles on Brussels I and abolition of exequatur, the proposal European Arrest Preservation Order, Service of Documents and Intercountry surrogacy: Xandra Kramer,