This year, the IBA Litigation Committee Conference on Private International Law is being held for the third time, following successful events in 2014 and 2016.
According to a German saying, if an event takes place for the third time, it qualifies as a tradition! The organizers were daring enough to put Brexit on the agenda, so expect some last-minute updates. The conference will look at these topics:
- Brexit – the impact on jurisdiction and private international law
- The mushrooming of International Commercial Courts throughout Europe – reasons and perspectives
- Sanctions – politics, procedures and private international law
Here is the link to the full programme. I very much look forward to the programme, to seeing as many of you as possible in person, and to learning about the law, about the city and its culture and about life in general: On one of the previous occasions I learned that the Blue Note jazz club in Milan was founded by a Milanese lawyer, who was not content to simply create one of the better-known Italian law firms…
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.
Here is a link to the programme. To register, please click here.
Pietro Franzina, University of Ferrara, who has guest-posted here before, has brought this conference to my attention. A first session will look at “Recent developments in the law of EU external relations inside and outside judicial cooperation in civil matters” and a second session focuses on “Developing the external dimension of EU private international law: policies, prospects, techniques.” The conference looks at these issues in the light of Opinion 1/13 of the European Court of Justice. Click here for the programme. It is one of these events (and locations, I may add) where one would like be a graduate student again, with ample time to attend…
Update: As previously reported, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is holding a Special Commission meeting on the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions. At Letters Blogatory, Ted Folkman has now posted his comments of days three and four of the proceedings in The Hague.