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New Article on Choice of Law in Latin American Arbitration

Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) and Manuel Segovia (European Law Institute, formerly University of Monterrey) will soon publish an empirical study of choice of law in Latin American arbitration in the THEMIS-Revista de Derecho (Choice of law in Latin American Arbitration: Some Empirical Evidence and Reflections on the Latin American Market for Contracts).

The abstract reads as follows:

The aim of this Article is to assess the preferences of parties to Latin American international business transactions when they choose the law governing their contracts. For that purpose, we have conducted an empirical analysis of data that we were able to gather from arbitral institutions active in Latin America, with a focus on years 2011 and 2012. We then offer some reflections on the results and assess whether they can be explained by the territorial approach of choice of law in Latin America, the importance of the United States as a trading partner for Latin American countries and the extent to which Anglo-American lawyers are present on Latin American markets.

Virtual Workshop (in German): Giesela Rühl on Distribution Chains in PIL and Comparative Law

On Tuesday, Sep 1, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute will host its third monthly virtual workshop in private international law, again in German. Giesela Rühl (Jena, soon Humboldt University Berlin) will speak in German about private international law and comparative law aspects of distribution chains, followed by open discussion. All are welcome. More information and sign-up here.

HCCH Internship Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for three- to six-month legal internships at the HCCH Permanent Bureau in The Hague, for the period from January to June 2021.

Interns work with our legal teams in the areas of family & child protection law, legal cooperation, dispute resolution, and commercial & financial law. It’s a great way to gain practical experience, deepen your knowledge of private international law, and to understand how the HCCH functions.

Due to the current global situation and the associated travel limitations and restrictions, the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH may consider the possibility that internships be carried out remotely. Interns may also be eligible for a monthly stipend.

We encourage you to share this opportunity with law students and graduates within your networks.