Category Archives: Conflict of Laws

Geoffrey Vos, ‘The Future for the UK’s jurisdiction and English law after Brexit’

INTRODUCTION “… There are two preliminaries to any consideration of a choice of law and jurisdiction. The first is to understand that law and legal systems are by their very nature local and parochial. There are more than 200 legal systems in the world, and they are almost all operated in the local language of […]

‘First Meeting of the Young Private International Law Research Network’

“On 5 April 2019, the first meeting of the newly established research network ‘Young Private International Law in Europe’ took place at the University of Würzburg, Germany. The network intends to create a Europe-wide exchange at ‘junior faculty’ level (predoc/postdoc) in the context of various comparative Private International Law (PIL) projects …” (more) [Maximilian Schulze, […]

‘Rethinking Choice of Law and International Arbitration in Cross-border Commercial Contracts’

“During the 26th Willem C Vis Moot, Dr Gustavo Moser, counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration and PhD in international commercial law from the University of Basel, coordinated the organization of a seminar regarding choice of law in international contracts and international arbitration. The seminar’s topics revolved around Dr Moser’s recent book Rethinking […]

‘Patience is a virtue – The third party effects of assignments in European Private International Law’

“The third-party effects of the assignment are one of the ‘most discussed questions of international contract law’ as it concerns the ‘most important gap of the Rome I Regulation’. This gap is regrettable not only for dogmatic reasons, but above all for practical reasons. The factoring industry has provided more than €217bn of working capital […]

‘Hague Judgments Project – Articles by Goddard and Teitz’

“The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law has published two new articles on the Hague Judgments project, just in time for the upcoming Diplomatic Session in June. David Goddard QC, Chair of the Special Commission on the Judgments Project, describes the current state of play in the development of a draft Convention and identifies […]

Vedanta v Lungowe Symposium Wrap Up’

“Claire Bright has nicely concluded the series of blogs in this online symposium on the legal and policy implications of the UK Supreme Court judgment on jurisdiction in Vedanta v Lungowe. It is time now to close the symposium and gratefully acknowledge the participants …” (more) [Carlos Lopez, Opinio Juris, 26 April]

‘Save the date: IC2BE final Conference 21 and 22 November 2019, Antwerp’

“The final conference for the EU-funded IC2BE project will take place in Antwerp on 21 and 22 November 2019. This project is the follow-up of the EUPILLAR project, which was concluded in 2016. IC2BE investigates in eight Member States the application of the European Private International Law Instruments of the second generation, ie the unified […]

‘UK Supreme Court decision in Vedanta: Finding a proper balance between Brussels I and the English common law rules of jurisdiction’

“On 10 April 2019, the UK Supreme Court passed its long awaited decision in Vedanta v Lungowe confirming that Zambian citizens, who have suffered from the environmental pollution caused by mining operations in Zambia, can pursue in England claims against Vedanta Resources Plc, an English-domiciled parent company, and Konokola Copper Mines plc, its foreign subsidiary […]

‘UK Supreme Court Judgment in Vedanta

“Thank you to Veerle Van den Eeckhout for the tip-off. On 10 April 10 2019, the UK Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in the ‘Vedanta’ case. The judgment is currently raising many comments and discussions on Corporate Social Responsibility …” (more) [Thalia Kruger, Conflict of Laws .net, 20 April]

Roxana Banu, ‘From the Law of Nations to the Private Law of Mankind’

ABSTRACT This comment on ‘Interpersonal Human Rights’ by Hanoch Dagan and Avihay Dorfman develops an interdisciplinary dialogue from the perspective of private international law (also known as Conflict of Laws). Part I identifies the theoretical framework within private international law that Dagan and Dorfman’s article is likely to connect to and those it would discount […]