Fifty Shades of (Facebook) Blue – ECJ Renders Decision on Consumer Jurisdiction and Assigned Claims in Case C-498/16 Schrems v Facebook

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Sharia law in Greece: Blending European values with Islamic tradition

The Hellenic Republic is the sole EU Member State which provides for the application of Sharia law in its territory for more than a century. A recent amendment is granting Greek Moslems the right to opt-out, and resort to domestic civil law. At the same time, the new law respects the right to opt-in for […]


BIICL Event on ‘Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme?’

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is hosting an event on ‘Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme?’ on 11 May 2022. The event, which is convened by Eva Lein (BIICL / Lausanne), will feature two panels. In the first panel, Richard Fentiman (Cambridge) and Alistair Mackenzie (2TG) will consider […]

CJEU on ex officio examination of jurisdiction under the Succession Regulation, case VA and ZA, C-645/20

Where the habitual residence of the deceased at the time of death is not located in a Member State – or, more precisely – not located in a Member States bound by the Succession Regulation, the court of a Member State which finds that the deceased had the nationality of that State and held assets […]

Netherlands PIL journal (NIPR) – issue 2022(1)

The latest edition of the Dutch journal on private international law (