Freedom of establishment after Polbud: Free transfer of the registered office

Bastian Brunk, research assistant and doctoral student at the Institute for Comparative and Private International Law at the University of Freiburg (Germany), has provided us with the following first thoughts on the CJEU’s groundbreaking Polbud judgment. The Judgment In its judgment in Polbud (

Dutch collective redress dangerous? A call for a more nuanced approach

Prepared by Alexandre Biard, Xandra Kramer and Ilja Tillema, Erasmus University Rotterdam The Netherlands has become dangerously involved in the treatment of mass claims, Lisa Rickard from the US Chamber of Commerce recently said to the Dutch financial daily (Het Financieele Dagblad, 28 September 2017) and the Dutch BNR newsradio (broadcast of 28 September 2017). […]


Prestige of Spanish judgment over the UK arbitral award – not on the principle, but on the conditions to it

This morning, the CJEU has pronounced on the interplay between the Brussels I bis Regulation and arbitration, this time in the context of the recognition in the UK of a judgment given by a Spanish court. I. Facts This case C-700/20 results from the event taking place two decades ago. Some of you may recall […]

The Supreme Court’s Decision in ZF Automotive et al. v. Luxshare, Ltd.: A U.S. Perspective

This is a guest post by Izaak Weaver-Herrera, JD student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Third-party discovery in the United States pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 has often represented a pragmatic, if contentious, tool for international counsel. However, in a decision this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that § 1782 […]

Conference Invitation – “Sense and Sensibility in Cross-Border Cases: Couples’ Property”

The conference Sense and Sensibility in Cross-Border Cases: Couples’ Property will gather line of academic and expert speakers from several countries who will present the results of the research carried out so far under the EU Justice project