What Else Happened in November

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Robert BoyleThis month, we had three cases of the week: First, we looked at German Brexit-related cases. The second case dealt with the pitfalls that translations can create under the EU Service Regulation and finally, we reported on the U-turn of the Munich Court of Appeals on the right time for the judicial review of arbitrator appointments. And here’s a recap of other recent developments: Continue reading

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Case of the Week: Litigating in the Shadow of Brexit

BrexitThis week, yet another Brexit deadline expired without additional clarity as to when and on what terms Brexit will occur. This creates uncertainties, which affect business relations with British parties, and impact, amongst many other fields, civil litigation. So in this week’s Case of the Week, we present the three cases I know of in which German courts had to decide on Brexit-related issues. The cases deal with security for costs, the validity of choice of court agreements and with freezing orders in a Brexit context.  Continue reading

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International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration

ICLG International ArbitrationDonata von Enzberg and I have authored the German chapter in the ICLG International Arbitration 2019. The guide covers common issues in international arbitration laws and regulations – including arbitration agreements, governing legislation, choice of law rules, selection of arbitral tribunal, preliminary relief and interim measures – in 52 jurisdictions,

We still have some hard copies to give away – if you are interested, let me know and we will ship a copy to you, while stocks last. Continue reading

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3rd IBA Litigation Committee Conference on Private International Law – The latest on Brexit, International Commercial Courts and Sanctions, Milan, 24/25 October 2019

IBA MIlanThis 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…

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