EU to Become a Party to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

Today’s guest post is by Pietro Franzina, associate professor of international law at the University of Ferrara. Professor Franzina discusses the proposal of the EU Commission, recently adopted, that the EU should become a party of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, and looks at the interplay between this convention and the Brussels regulations. Continue reading

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Update: Federal Supreme Court – Full Judgment on Google Autocomplete Published

The full judgment of the Federal Supreme Court’s judgment on Google’s autocomplete functionality for search terms was published on Friday last week – the same day, as it happens, as the English High Court judgment on the defamatory character of Sally Bercow’s tweet on Lord McAlpine. Continue reading

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Asset-Based Lending in Space: Berlin Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Space Assets

International disputes and Private International Law go hand in hand. So you will be pleased to learn that, finally, the protection of property rights has moved to outer space! At an Diplomatic Conference held under the auspices of UNIDROIT that took place from February 27 to March 9, 2012 in Berlin, a Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets was adopted. UNIDROIT has built on its previous work for aircraft finance; the protocol creates an international register for security rights in space assets. Continue reading

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