Webinar: Brexit and International Business Law/ Brexit e diritto del commercio internazionale

by Fabrizio Marrella

Event: Brexit and International Business Law/ Brexit e diritto del commercio internazionale

When: 26 March 2021, at 14.30 CET

How: Free access upon enrolment by sending an email at  fondazione@ordineavvocatifirenze.eu  the contact person is: Ms. Giovanna Tello.

Working languages: English and Italian with no simultaneous translation.

I Jean Monnet Network – BRIDGE Seminar “EU-Latin America trade and investment relations”

by Aline Beltrame de Moura, Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil

On March 15th, 2021, at 5 pm (PT time – GMT 0), the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon will hold the conference “EU-Latin America trade and investment relations”. The conference is part of the Jean Monnet Network project “Building Rights and Developing Knowledge between European Union and Latin America – BRIDGE”.

Among the participants the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal, the President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Brazil; the EU Ambassador to Brazil, the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs of Mexico and a former Secretary of the Tribunal Permanente de Revisión del Mercosur.

WEBINAR: Impact in Quebec and in France of the new European Regulation on Successions

Invitation by Angélique Devaux, Notary

The “Chaire du Notariat” of the University of Montreal is organising a webinar on 17 March 2021 at 9am (EST) on the impact in Quebec and in France of the new European Regulation on Successions.

Through practical cases, the speakers will deal with the resolution and prevention of disputes in matter international successions between France and Quebec by taking into consideration the scope of the New European Regulations on matrimonial property regimes and on successions.


Julie Loranger, Notary, Montreal (Canada), BCF Avocats


Me Angélique DEVAUX, Notaire, Cheuvreux Notaires, Paris (France), LL.M American Law IUPUI Robert McKInney School of Law

Me Jeffrey TALPIS, Montreal University, Head of Chaire du Notariat, corresponding of CRIDON Lyon

Nottingham Arbitration Talk on Wednesday 17 March 2021

Invitation by Dr Orsolya Toth, Assistant Professor in Commercial Law, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre will hold its inaugural Nottingham Arbitration Talk on Wednesday 17 March at 2-4 pm.  The Centre is delighted to welcome distinguished speakers to the event drawn from both academia and practice.  The Keynote address will be given by Professor Sir Roy Goode, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Oxford.  The speaker panel will host Angeline Welsh (Essex Court Chambers), Timothy Foden (Lalive) and Dr Martins Paparinskis (University College London).

The theme of the event will be ‘Procedure and Substance in Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration’.  It will address current and timeless issues, such as the influence of procedure on the parties’ substantive rights, the recent phenomenon of ‘due process paranoia’ in arbitration and the current state of the system of investment treaty arbitration.

Webinar: Asia-Pacific Commercial Dispute Resolution in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted on commercial dispute resolution in China, Singapore and Australia. The important question is whether these impacts will be transformed into legal doctrines and shape the development of law for commercial dispute resolution in the long term.

Experienced panellists will consider how Covid-19 has promoted online trials in China, influenced forum non conveniens and other aspects of international commercial litigation in the Singapore courts, and challenged service of process outside Australia and other private-international-law related issues.

In 2021, besides this panel discussion, the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS) at the Sydney Law School will organize a series of events on the (post)development of Covid-19 in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on social justice, civil rights and religion, and trade and investment legal issues.


Professor Vivienne Bath’s teaching and research interests are in international business and economic law, private international law and Chinese law. Professor Bath has extensive professional experience in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, specialising in international commercial law, with a focus on foreign investment and commercial transactions in China and the Asian region.


Dr. Wenliang Zhang is an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China Law School. He has been teaching and doing research in the field of international disputes resolution, with a focus on international jurisdiction and global judgments recognition. His works appear in peer-reviewed international journals including Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Yearbook of Private International Law and Chinese Journal of International Law.

Dr. Adeline Chong is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the LQR, ICLQ, LMCLQ and JPIL. She is the co-author of Hill and Chong, International Commercial Disputes: Commercial Conflict of Laws in English Courts (Oxford, Hart, 4th edn, 2010). She is the Project Lead of the Asian Business Law Institute’s project on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Asia. Her work has been cited by the Singapore, Hong Kong, New South Wales and New Zealand Court of Appeals, the Singapore and New Zealand High Courts, the UK Law Commission, as well as in leading texts on conflict of laws. She has appeared as an expert on Singapore law before a Finnish court and issued a declaration on Singapore law for a US class action.

Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang is an Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School. She teaches and researches in the fields of private international law and digital trade. She has published four books and authored many articles in peer-reviewed law journals, such as Journal of Private International Law and Journal of International Economic Law. She is the Deputy Director of CAPLUS. She also serves as an Arbitrator at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center), Nanjing Arbitration Commission and Xi’an Arbitration Commission. She has also appeared as an expert witness for issues of Chinese law and private international law at the courts in Australia and the US.

Webinar via Zoom, Friday 12 March, 1pm AEST.

Once registered, you will receive Zoom details closer to the date of the webinar.

Webinar: “Regional Migration Governance: Soft Law and the Diffusion of Policies on Integration and Inclusion” (March 9, 2021)

You are kindly invited for the conference on “Regional Migration Governance: Soft Law and the Diffusion of Policies on Integration and Inclusion (Focus on South America Regionalism)” by Dr. Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (senior Lecturer in Private International Law at Edinburgh Law School and the principal investigator of the GCRF funded project Migration in Latin America (MiLA)) on March 9, 2021, Tuesday between 12.30-13.30 (GMT+3). The conference is organised by Bilkent University as a part of the Talks on Migration Series within the Jean Monnet Module on European and International Migration Law. It will be held via zoom, free of charge. Please contact us (Jmmigration@bilkent.edu.tr) for participation.


Today Israel signed the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention

Today (3 March 2021) Israel signed the HCCH Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the HCCH Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (2019 Judgments Convention). The HCCH news item is available here.

It should be noted that in order to consent to be bound by the treaties, Israel would need to deposit an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval for each treaty. In the meantime, a signatory State has the obligation not to defeat the object and purpose of a treaty prior to its entry into force (article 18 of the UN Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties).

OAS Virtual Forum on the Inter-American Juridical Committee’s Report on International Law and State Cyber Operations (on 8 March at 11 am DC time, 5 pm CET)

The Organization of American States (OAS) is organizing a virtual forum as noted in the poster above. For more information, click here.

This virtual forum will address the report: Improving transparency: international law and State cyber operations – fifth report drawn up by Professor Duncan B. Hollis. This report is available here and has been translated into the four official languages of the OAS: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

While this report touches upon international law in general, it may still be of interest to some of our readers.


Webinar: Contextualising Insurance Contracts: Interactions with Various Fields of Law (Day 6) – Insurance Contracts and Dispute Resolution

Horatia Muir Watt on “Capitalism’s Boundary Struggles: a PIL Approach”

March 2021 edition of the virtual workshop series “Current Research in Private International Law” will host Professor Horatia Muir Watt from the University Sciences-Po Paris. She will be speaking on “Capitalism’s Boundary Struggles: a Private International Law Approach”.

The guest speaker’s abstract states:

Our current awareness of crisis (whether sanitary, ecological, financial, economic, social etc) has led to various reflections and initiatives within law designed for the most part to improve regulation. The focus of this paper is very different and builds upon research currently conducted within the Globinar “Law Crisis and Capitalism” (with H. Alviar and G. Frankenberg). It starts from the idea that the “boundary struggles” that produce crises are endemic to capitalism’s modus operandi (as in the “critical conversation” between N. Fraser and R. Jaeggi). This metaphor suggests that private international law is a good place to think about the role of law in the generation, evolution, exacerbation or pacification of such conflicts that arise at the frontiers of different spheres. In this presentation, I shall suggest a few areas in which an analysis in terms of private international law’s political economy may be instructive.