Call for Papers: German Conference for Young Private International Law Scholars, 19/20 March 2021

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The third German Conference for Young Private International Law Scholars will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg on 19 and 20 March 2021. While is is still some time away, the deadline for submissions under the call for papers is just around the corner, on 20 September 2020. Here’s from the organising committee:

“We are particularly happy that Angelika Nußberger, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, has agreed to deliver the keynote lecture of the conference. We are equally grateful to Roxana Banu (Queen Mary University of London), Hans van Loon (former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law) and Ralf Michaels (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law), who have agreed to participate in the concluding panel discussion. The theme of the conference is “Private International Law for a better world: Vision – Reality – Aberration?”

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Towards a German Supply Chain Act? Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law Considerations; Lecture at MPI Hamburg, 1 September 2020

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We have covered human rights litigation here before, in particular the case of the Pakistani textile workers against German textile retail chain Kik decided by the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Hamm. So I thought I ought to alert readers to a lecture on a development that may impact the future development of the field in Germany, namely the planned Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz). Continue reading

Climate Change Litigation: International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law, Lecture, 7 July 2020

We have covered climate change litigation here before, in particular the case of a Peruvian farmer against German utility company RWE currently pending before the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Hamm. So I thought I ought to alert readers to food for thought on the topic that is on offer: Continue reading

Do Amercians Make Better Global Lawyers? Yes, And Here’s Why…

In a post in December 2012, I had promised that I would follow up with the answer to that question, which was taken from Professor Mathias W. Reimann’s 13th Ernst Rabel Lecture, delivered at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Following up took a bit longer, than I had thought. However, the lecture has now been published in The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law (RabelsZ). The title of the published article is somewhat less provocative: it now reads “The American Advantage in the Global Lawyering.”

 

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