Month: March 2016

Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2016

1200px-Goethe-Logo_svgGoethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description:

“Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University Curriculum provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of German and international commercial arbitration. Some of the most eminent arbitration specialists from major international law firms offer their knowledge and experience in a lecture series conducted in both German and English. Offered weekly, in the early evening hours, for a maximum of 30 highly motivated participants.”

As in the previous year, yours truly will be one of the speakers. The schedule is now online; the programme starts on April 12, 2016. Registration closes on April 6, 2016, but places are limited to 30.


Hague Service Convention: Austria and Malta to Join

hcch logoThe Council of the European Union is expected to adopt a decision authorising Austria to sign and ratify, and Malta to accede to, the Hague Convention of November 15, 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Read More

Federal Supreme Court: No Jurisdiction Over Greek Bond Litigation

Coat_of_arms_of_Greece_svg As we mentioned before, the Greek debt crisis has reached the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof). In a decision today, the court ruled that claims brought by German holders of Greek bonds in German courts against the Hellenic Republic were inadmissible. The bondholders had sued for damages they suffered as a result of the Greek debt restructuring. Read More