Functioning of the ODR Platform: EU Commission Publishes First Results

Written by Emma van Gelder and Alexandre Biard, Erasmus University Rotterdam (PhD and postdoc researchers ERC project Building EU Civil Justice)

On 13 December 2017, the European Commission published a report on the functioning of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform for consumer disputes, and the findings of a web-scraping exercise of EU traders’ websites that investigated traders’ compliance with their information obligations vis-à-vis consumers. (more…)

Conference Report: Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services, A legal debate on the proposed directive, ERA Brussels, 22 November 2017

Written by Antonella Nolten, Research Fellow at the EBS Law School, Wiesbaden, Germany

On 22 November 2017 the Academy of European Law (ERA) hosted a conference on the recent developments on the Proposal for a Digital Content Directive in Brussels. (more…)

Bob Wessels, International Insolvency Law: Part II European Insolvency Law, 4th edition 2017, Wolters Kluwer

Written by Lukas Schmidt, Research Fellow at the Center for Transnational Commercial Dispute Resolution (TCDR) of the EBS Law School, Wiesbaden, Germany

With International Insolvency Law Part II having been published, Bob Wessels’ 10 volume series ‘Insolventierecht’ (Insolvency Law) is now completed in its 4th edition. The publication comprehensively deals with the European Insolvency Regulation Recast as entered into force on 26 June 2017, while International Insolvency Law: Part I Global Perspectives on Cross-Border Insolvency Law, already published at the end of 2015, covers the core concepts of Cross-Border Insolvency Law, other regional frameworks than the EIR and relevant instruments of soft law. (more…)


Extraterritoriality and International Law Conference and Webinar, September 15-17, 2021

A conference for a forthcoming Elgar Research Handbook on Extraterritoriality and International Law. The conference
will consist of a series of workshop panels, with the public being able to watch the discussions through a live webinar.
Opportunities will exist for audience Q&A.

Further information and registration can be found here:

Hosted by:
Cedric Ryngaert
Utrecht University (Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law)

Austen Parrish
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Day One
Wednesday, September 15

Welcome and Opening Remarks (8:15-8:30 am ET; 2:15-2:30 pm CET
Cedric Ryngaert, Professor of Public International Law, Utrecht University School of Law, Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law
Austen Parrish, Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Workshop #1 (8:30 am-10:00 am ET; 2:30-4:00 pm CET)
Moderator: Luca Pasquet, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law
1. Cedric Ryngaert, Professor of Public International Law, Utrecht University School of Law
International Jurisdictional Law
2. Michael Wood, Barrister, Twenty Essex Chambers & UN International Law Commission
Omri Sender, Advisor and Litigator in Public International Law
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Customary International Law
2. Tonya Putnam, Research Scholar, Arnold A. Salzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia
Political Science and Extraterritoriality
3. Maia Pal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University
Extraterritoriality and International Relations
4. Branislav Hock, Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth
Extraterritorial Corporate Crime Policing: Between Contestation and Cooperation

Workshop #2 (10:15-11:45 am ET; 4:15-5:45 pm CET)
Moderator: Francois Kristen, Professor, Utrecht University School of Law
1. Ellen Gutterman, Associate Professor, York University
Extraterritoriality in the Global Governance of Corruption: Legal and Political Perspectives
2. Anthony Colangelo, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
Criminal Extraterritoriality
3. Christian Tietje, Professor of Law, Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Cristina Lloyd, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
4. Matthias Lehmann, Professor of Law, University of Vienna
Extraterritoriality in Financial Law
5. Magnus Killander, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria
Africa and Extraterritoriality

Day Two
Thursday, September 16

Workshop #3 (8:30 am-10:00 am ET; 2:30-4:00 pm CET)
Moderator: Hannah Buxbaum, Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University; John E. Schiller
Chair in Legal Ethics and Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
1. Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Professor, Bond University
Global Speech Regulation
2. Asaf Lubin, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
3. Christopher Kuner, Professor of Law and Co-chair of the Brussels Privacy Hub, Free University of Brussels
Data and Extraterritoriality
4. Timothy Holbrook, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law
Intellectual Property
5. Marek Martyniszyn, Interim Head of School, Senior Lecturer in Law, Queen’s University Belfast Law School
Antitrust and Competition Law

Workshop #4 (10:15-11:45 am ET; 4:15-5:45 pm CET)
Moderator: Kish Parella, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
1. William S. Dodge, John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Extraterritoriality in Statutes and Regulations
2. Yanbai Andrea Wang, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Judicial Extraterritoriality
3. Matthew Garrod, Senior Lecturer in Law and Associate Tutor, University of Sussex
The Expansion of Treaty-Based Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction
4. Ioanna Hadjiyianni, Lecturer in Law, University of Cyprus
Environmental Law
5. Peer Zumbansen, Professor of Business Law, McGill Law
Law’s Multiple Geographies

Day Three
Friday, September 17

Workshop #5 (8:30 am-10:00 am ET; 2:30-4:00 pm CET)
Moderator: Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs and Professor of International Law Practice, Indiana University, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
1. Régis Bismuth, Professor, SciencesPo Law School
The European Experience
2. Danielle Ireland-Piper, Associate Professor, Bond University
Extraterritoriality in Commonwealth Nations: Common Law Perspectives from Australia, India, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand
3. Mari Takeuchi, Professor, Kobe University
Asian Experience
4. Alejandro Chehtman, Professor, University Torcuato Di Tella Law School
Extraterritoriality and Latin America
5. Cassandra Burke Robertson, John Deaver Drinko – BakerHostetler Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Professional Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The United States Experience

Workshop #6 (10:15-11:45 am ET; 4:15-5:45 pm CET)
Moderator: Kushtrim Istrefi, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law
1. Samantha Besson, Professor, Collège de France
The Extraterritoriality of Human Rights
2. Chimène Keitner, Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law, UC Hastings Law
The Extraterritorial Rights of Refugees
3. Sara L Seck, Associate Professor of Law, Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law, and Associate Dean for Research, Dalhousie University
Emerging Issues and Practices
4. Ralf Michaels, Director Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Domestic Courts, Global Challenges
5. Austen Parrish, Dean & James H. Rudy Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and Non-Intervention

Conference/Workshop Closing (11:45-noon ET; 5:45-6:00 pm CET)

The Conference will be held in a workshop format and streamed as a Webinar. To register please use this link:

RIDOC 2021: Call for Applications

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law is announcing this year’s call for applications to the Rijeka Doctoral Conference: RIDOC 2021. Open to any legal or related topic od doctoral research, the conference traditionally hosts at least one session in private international law. Applications should be sent to before the end of August. The conference is planned to take place on 10 December 2021 in the hybrid format, while the abstracts will be published in an e-book.

The University of Buenos Aires and the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) are organising a series of seminars entitled “New Perspectives in Private International Law” this European summer / Argentinean winter – in Spanish

The series of seminars are organised by the Ambrosio L. Gioja Research Institute of the University of Buenos Aires, the Center for Legal and Social Research of the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). The seminars will take place each Friday from 16 July to 27 August 2021 at 17:00 (Buenos Aires time) / 22:00 CEST time (Central European Summer Time).

The topics that will be discussed are very diverse, ranging from vaccination contracts to migration and Private International Law. The series of seminars will end on 27 August 2021 with a summary of the findings, coordinated by Candela Villegas and Luciana Scotti.

I am proud to announce that several AMEDIP members will be speaking at these seminars.

The seminars are free of charge but registration is required. Please click here to register.

Certificates of participation will be issued and certifications of approval will also be issued but only to those who prepare a final paper.

For more information, click here (Facebook page). The platform that will be used is Zoom. Any questions may be directed to