Towards a German Supply Chain Act? Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law Considerations; Lecture at MPI Hamburg, 1 September 2020

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We have covered human rights litigation here before, in particular the case of the Pakistani textile workers against German textile retail chain Kik decided by the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Hamm. So I thought I ought to alert readers to a lecture on a development that may impact the future development of the field in Germany, namely the planned Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz). Continue reading

10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2020

Day of the Endangered LawyerTomorrow is the 10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer. I practice law – and I assume many of my readers do – in a country that upholds the Rule of Law. My practice of law is not subject to state intervention; if I represent clients opposite to and take action against our own government and state institutions, this does not create any professional or personal risk. Continue reading

Disruption in Litigation – New Types of Disputes in a New World Order, IBA Annual Litigation Forum, Berlin, 8 – 10 May 2019

IBA Berlin 2019This year’s IBA Litigation Conference will be held in Berlin – and if that in itself is not good enough to persuade you to come, may I add that this year, I have the honour of co-chairing the conference with Tom Price of Gowling WLG in Birmingham.

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