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…
This 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.
Following the first successful IBA Litigation Committee Conference on Private International in Milan in 2014, the Litigation Committee is presenting the second edition, again in Milan. This year’s topic is The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: New Perspectives in International Commercial Dispute Resolution (click here for the full programme). Continue reading
This year’s IBA litigation conference will be held in San Francisco – the magnificent ‘City by the Bay’, the crossroads of the Asia Pacific Region, and one of the world’s leading technology hubs. Continue reading