Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

weihnachtsmarkt aschaffenburg

Enjoy the holiday season, however and wherever you celebrate, and have a terrific 2016!

The photo shows Aschaffenburg’s Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) against the backdrop of Schloss Johannisburg. Just in case you are interested: the castle was built from 1605 to 1614 by the Archbishop-Elector (Kurfürst) of Mainz, Johann Schweikard von Kronberg.

(c) Kongress- und Touristikbetriebe der Stadt Aschaffenburg

 

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IBA Arbitration Committee: Study on Public Policy as a Defence in Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

IBA LOGOThe IBA’s Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in 2014/2015 conducted a comparative study that looked at ‘public policy’ as a defence to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention. The country reports that the Subcommittee had solicited from Arbitration Committee members across various jurisdictions have now been published. Continue reading

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Art Law: Bonn University to Create First Professorships Dedicated to Provenance Research

Universität BonnLast week, Bonn University, or  Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn by its full name, and Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation (Krupp Foundation) announced that the Foundation has endowed two professorships dedicated to provenance research.

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Hague Evidence Conference: The Experts’ Group Issues Its Report

int-hcchThis is a guest post by Ted Fokman at Letters Blogatory:

Earlier this year, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference established an Experts’ Group on the Use of Video-Link and other Modern Technologies in the Taking of Evidence Abroad. Continue reading

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