Month: October 2012

ICC Institute’s Conference: Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, Paris, November 26, 2012

We have covered litigation funding on several occassions. Third party funding is becoming increasingly relevant not only in litigation – a topic that I will address at the C5 Conference in London on November 29, 2012 – but also in arbitration.

Therefore, the ICC Institute devotes its Annual Meeting 2012 to the issue, in recognition of the fact that, as the ICC put it,  “the solution offered by third-party funding has undoubtedly become a fact of life in the world of arbitration, despite reservations in some quarters.” The conference will consider the various funding techniques specific to international arbitration and look at some of the legal issues raised by such funding and the reactions it may arouse amongst international arbitration practitioners. Details can be found here.




Art Law: Düsseldorf Court Orders Destruction of Fake Immendorf Painting

„Ready-Made…” but not by Immendorf

Buying a painting straight from the source, one would have thought, offered maximum protection against fakes. Not always: In a judgment last week, the District Court (Landgericht) Düsseldorf ordered that a fake Immendorf painting titled „Ready-Made de l’Histoire dans Café de Flore“ (pictured to the left) be destroyed.

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Do Americans Make Better Global Lawyers?

Well, I do not know the answer to this question, – but it appears that Professor Mathias W. Reimann does: “Why Americans Make Better Global Lawyers” is the topic of the 13th Ernst Rabel Lecture which he will deliver on November 5, 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Professor Reimann is the Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Details on the event can be found here, as well as biographical details of Ernst Rabel and Matthias Reimann. We will try to follow-up on Professor Reimann’s lecture in due course. In the meantime, I would like to hear from you: Do Americans Make Better Global Lawyers?

Gin Tonic, Caipirinha etc.: A Legal Analysis

Our colleagues at CMS Hasche Sigle do not only publish an excellent German-language blawg, they also dare to tackle questions that you always wanted to know the answer to, but were afraid to ask – I felt I had to share this one with you, and provide an English language summary: “What is the legal status of that drink in front of me, and what are my legal remedies if the bartender is cheating?”

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