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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 of apartment No 10, has his home address at this location. The defendant company, which is the owner of apartment No 20, has its registered office in the United Kingdom. It uses its apartment, which was designated for residential purposes, for tourist purposes by regularly letting it out to holiday guests.

Job Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher in Private International Law

The University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law announced a call for application to the newly opened position of assistant, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation. It is a full-time position for the duration of the project (approximately 4 years) which is focused on research rather than teaching. The candidate will be expected to complete the doctoral studies conducing research on the various aspects of cross-border enforcement in EU under the mentorship of Professor Ivana Kunda, the Head of the Chair of International and European Private Law. Good command of English is required as well as certain level of Croatian. The call was announced yesterday and remains opened for 30 days.

The details of the call are available here, and questions could be addressed to ikunda@pravri.hr.

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 and advanced IT skills are desirable qualities that may be taken into consideration.

One type of position is available in the area comparative and private international law (further details here).

Another type of position is available in the area of international business law, preferably with the candidate having some knowledge or background in banking and capital markets law (further details here).