Second Issue of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly

The second issue of the Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly for 2022 was just published. It features the following case notes, articles and book review on private international law:

David Capper, Proving Dissipation in Freezing Orders

J Atmaz Al-Sibaie, Foreign Claims and Foreign Laws

P Devonshire, Clearing the Decks: The Siskina in the Privy Council

M Paterson, Finally laying The Siskina to rest? and expanding the court’s power to grant freezing injunctions

M Teo, Foreign Act of State: Comity or Certainty

A Dickinson, W(h)ither Unjust Enrichment? Border Disputes in the Conflict of Laws (Again)

C Proctor, Book Review on INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, and Sagi Peari, UWA Law School, University of Western Australia. ISBN 978-0-19-882868-6. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2020) xxxi and 252 pp., plus I p. Appendix and 12 pp. Index. Hardback £110.

AMEDIP’s upcoming webinar – presentation of the book Private International Law: Practical Cases Resolved and Explained on 12 May 2022 at 1 pm Mexico City time – in Spanish

The Mexican Academy of Private International and Comparative Law (AMEDIP) is holding a webinar on 12 May 2022 at 1:00 pm (Mexico City time – CDT), 8:00 pm (Europe, CEST time). The purpose of this webinar is to showcase the book entitled Private International Law: Practical Cases Resolved and Explained, and will be presented by professors David Carrizo Aguado, María del Carmen Chéliz Inglés and Lucas Andrés Pérez Martín in Spanish.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88944671902?pwd=SHdQSGVFOGZHWjl4TDdJTmJ6bUc1dz09

Meeting ID: 889 4467 1902

Password: BMAAMEDIP

Participation is free of charge.

This event will also be streamed live: https://www.facebook.com/AmedipMX

Virtual Workshop (in English) on May 10: Kermit Roosevelt on The Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/image/gid/35/crop/1/src_region/1056,281,2457,1684/714_kermit_roosevelt.jpgOn Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute will host its 22nd monthly virtual workshop Current Research in Private International Law at 17:00-18:30 CEST. Kermit Roosevelt (University of Pennsylvania) will speak, in English, about the topic

“The Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws: Origins and Aspirations“.

During the middle of the twentieth century, American judges and law professors reacted against the territorialist rigidity of the First Restatement of Conflict of Laws, ushering in the chaos of the choice-of-law revolution. The Second Restatement, completed in 1971, won wide acceptance by courts but found less favor with law professors and has not brought order to the field. In 2014, the American Law Institute decided to try again, beginning work on the Third Restatement. What lessons can be learned from the history of American choice of law, and how can those lessons inform the drafting of a new Restatement? Kermit Roosevelt, the Reporter for the Third Restatement, will offer an overview of the current draft that seeks to situate it within the history of American choice of law and suggest the reasons that it takes the form it does.

Don’t forget to register: 80th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association in Lisbon (19–23 June 2022)

The Early Bird Registration for the 80th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association in Lisbon (19–23 June 2022) will close on 13th May 2022.

The programme includes sessions of the ILA Committees and Study Groups and a set of parallel panels where the main issues affecting the current status of International Law will be discussed. Information on the programme is available here. Kindly register as soon as possible to secure your place. Online registration is available here.

HCCH Monthly Update: April 2022

Conventions & Instruments

On 8 April 2022, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Apostille Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Saudi Arabia on 7 December 2022. With this accession, the Apostille Convention now has 122 Contracting Parties. More information is available here.

Meetings & Events

From 28 March to 1 April 2022, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the eleventh time. The Group discussed the content of the final report that is to be presented to the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) at its 2023 meeting. More information is available here.

Survey on the application of Brussels Ia

Milieu Consulting is conducting a study on the application of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels Ia Regulation) on behalf of the European Commission (DG JUST).

As part of this study, Milieu developed a technical survey that targets legal practitioners (i.e. judges; lawyers; notaries; bailiffs), academia (i.e., scholars in private international law and relevant sectors, such as consumer protection or business and human rights), and national authorities (i.e., ministries of justice, ministries in charge with consumer protection, ministries of economy) in EU Member States.

Readers are invited to participate (by 6 June) at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/BrusselsIatechnicalsurvey

 

U.S. Supreme Court decides Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation

Just this week, the Supreme Court decided an important conflict of laws question in Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation (S. Ct. 2022).

We have discussed this case on this site before, but the facts deserve restating. Paul Cassirer was a German Jew who owned an art gallery who owned Pissarro’s Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain . Paul’s heir, Lilly Cassirer, inherited the painting and hung it in her Berlin home. In 1939, she gave the paintings to the Nazis in return for an exit visa. She later came to the United States with her grandson, Claude, the plaintiff in this case.

AMEDIP’s upcoming webinar: International co-operation in child abduction and the rights of the child – 28 April 2022 at 3:00 pm (Mexico City time) – In Spanish

The Mexican Academy of Private International and Comparative Law (AMEDIP) is holding a webinar on 28 April 2022 at 3:00 pm (Mexico City time – CDT), 10:00 pm (CEST time). The topic of the webinar is International co-operation in child abduction and the rights of the child and will be presented by judge mag. Óscar Gregorio Cervera Rivero, professor Nuria González Martín and Luz Elena López Rodea (in Spanish).

The details of the webinar are:

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88059270915?pwd=QnFGVnBWQ2xiSGFhSjJja2lUOThSUT09

Meeting ID: 880 5927 0915

Password: BMAAMEDIP

Participation is free of charge.

This event will also be streamed live: https://www.facebook.com/AmedipMX

 

Conference on Civil Status in Belgian law and international implications, Brussels, 19 May 2022 (in French)

At its conference of Thursday, 19 May 2022, the Association pour le droit des étranger (ADDE) and its partners (Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering and University of Liege) will address the reform of the civil status in Belgian law and its international issues. The Conference will be held in Brussels in French.

Speakers will address, among others, the reform of the civil status and the civil registry;  actors of the civil registry; rectification, modification and cancellation of civil status documents; receipt of a foreign civil status document; cases where civil status is unclear or uncertain.

See the program and practical information and the registration form.

Family status, Identities and Private International Law, 5 and 12 May 2022, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law is organising two video conferences on Family status, Identities and Private International Law. A Critical Assessment in the Light of Fundamental Rights on 5 and 12 May 2022.

See the programme.

For further information and registration: news.isdc@unil.ch.