Egyptian Court of Cassation on the application of the Hague Service Convention

[The author wishes to thank Justice Hossam Hesham Sadek, Vice President of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation, and reporting judge in the case at hand, for granting access to the Supreme Court’s ruling]. 1.  Introduction In a recent ruling (22/05/2017), the Egyptian Court of Cassation tackled with the issue of […]

The Justice Initiative Frankfurt am Main 2017

Written by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess, Executive Director Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law Against the backdrop of Brexit, an initiative has been launched to strengthen Frankfurt as a hot spot for commercial litigation in the European Judicial Area. On March 30, 2017, the Minister of Justice of the Federal State Hessen, Ms Kühne-Hörmann, organized a conference at which the Justice Initiative was presented. […]

Paris, the Jurisdiction of Choice?

On January 17th, the President of the Paris Commercial Court (


Conference Report: Private International Law Festival 2022 Edinburgh

Private International Law Festival 16 to 17 May 2022 Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Michael Cremer and Samuel Zeh* After two years of living through a global pandemic, the very first

Organization of American States (OAS): Registration is open for the XLVII Course on International Law (2022)

The Organization of American States (OAS) has issued a call for applications for the XLVII Course on International Law, which will take place from 1 to 12 August 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro –  in Spanish and English (no interpretation services will be offered). As indicated in […]