The “Coman” Case (C-673/16): Some reflections from the point of view of private international law

Written by Dr. iur. Baiba Rudevska (Latvia) On 5 June 2018, the ECJ rendered a judgment in the Coman case (C-673/16). For the first time the ECJ had the opportunity to rule, on the concept of ‘spouse’ within the meaning of the Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the […]

Petronas Lubricants: ECJ confirms that Art 20(2) Brussels I can be used by employer for assigned counter-claim

Last Thursday, the ECJ rendered a short (and rather unsurprising) decision on the interpretation of Art 20(2) Brussels I (= 22(2) of the Recast Regulation). In Petronas Lubricants

Mareva injunctions under Singapore law

Whether the Singapore court has the jurisdiction or power to grant a Mareva injunction in aid of foreign court proceedings was recently considered by the Singapore High Court in PT Gunung Madu Plantations v Muhammad Jimmy Goh Mashun [2018] SGHC 64. Both plaintiff and defendant were Indonesian and the claim related to alleged breaches of […]


Friendly Reminder: 4th German Conference for Young Scholars in Private International Law – Call for Papers Deadline

by JProf. Dr. Katharina Kaesling, LL.M. (College of Europe) Proposals for conference presentations and short presentations at the fourth conference for young German-speaking scholars in private international law (“IPR-Nachwuchstagung”) in February 2023 can be submitted until 12th September 2022. The organisers are welcoming all contributions by young scholars that deal with the theme of the […]

Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 5/2022: Abstracts

The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles: (These abstracts can also be found at the IPRax-website under the following link: