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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Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery – Geneva, March 27/28, 2014

On March 27/28, 2014, the Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery organized by C5 is being held in Geneva. I have the pleasure to be on a panel with Peter Burckhardt of Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich and to present on taking of evidence abroad in civil fraud and asset tracing cases.

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Porsche Litigation Comes to Frankfurt

We had covered the jurisdictional journey of the various claims brought by hedge funds against Porsche in relation to the failed Volkswagen take-over before. To the best of my knowledge, courts in London, New York – both federal and state court, so New York counts twice –  Stuttgart, Braunschweig and Hannover have been dealing with various aspects of these claims so far. Der SPIEGEL now reports that new claims have been issued in Frankfurt. Continue reading

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Patent Litigation in Germany: Düsseldorf Doubles Appeal Capacity

In its quest for world domination, the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Düsseldorf has doubled its dedicated patent litigation capacity. The court has established a second panel (Senat) that will exclusively deal with appeals in patent matters. Continue reading

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