Given the activities of the Advisory Commission, with two recommendations and a press release on a default with a couple of weeks, the blog has been rather art law-heavy recently. So for a change, let’s revisit another recurring theme: Brexit! Over at legal twitter, Professor Steve Peers published a “thread on where we stand with EU conclusion of the Brexit deal, based on internal unpublished Council documents.” One of these documents Professor Peers shared is a letter of the UK Mission to the European Union dated 29 January 2021. It reads, in its relevant part, as follows: Continue reading
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?”
Eintracht Frankfurt has had a great run in the first half of the current Bundesliga season, eying a spot in next season’s Europa League or, behold, even a Champions League slot. So matches between Frankfurt and one of the London teams appeared a real possibility. More recently, Eintracht’s losing streak of five straight matches has cast some doubt over these ambitions, even though the team just about manage to hold on to a Europa League Slot for now. But of course, there’s the Brexit-induced battle between London and Frankfurt for the lead role in the European financial services sector that will go ahead in any event. Continue reading
Law Made in Germany is the initiative of the German legal profession to promote the use of German law and German courts in international commercial transactions. Its third symposion will take place in Madrid, and will focus on project finance and arbitration.