Category Archives: European Private Law

‘Vacancy at the University of Milan: Postdoctoral Researcher in Private International Law’

“The University of Milan will recruit a postdoctoral researcher in Private International Law, starting in March 2018, for a duration of 24 months (renewable once). The researcher will work on the project ‘Cross-border Disputes in Civil and Commercial Matters and New Technologies’ …” (more) [Giorgio Buono, Conflict of Laws .net, 1 November]

‘The European Parliament publishes Study on the impact of Brexit on family law coordinated by Professor Dr Marta Requejo’

“Research coordinated by MPI Luxembourg Senior Research Fellow Professor Dr Marta Requejo Isidro on the impact of Brexit on family law was published end of October by the European Parliament. The work was commissioned and funded by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on […]

Abril, Blázquez and Martínez Evora, ‘The Right of Withdrawal in Consumer Contracts: A Comparative Analysis of American and European Law’

Abstract The aim of this paper is to compare the regulation of the right of withdrawal in US and European Law. Both coincide in granting the right of withdrawal to a special category of individuals, namely consumers, due to the situation of information asymmetry in which they find themselves vis-à-vis traders. In addition, the consumer […]

Peel, Osofsky and Foerster, ‘A “Next Generation” of Climate Change Litigation?: An Australian Perspective’

Abstract Since conclusion of the Paris Agreement and the high-profile Urgenda case, potential new avenues for strategic climate litigation have received considerable attention in many countries, including Australia. Australia already has a substantial climate jurisprudence, primarily involving administrative challenges under environmental laws. This paper aims to examine the prospects for a ‘next generation’ of cases […]

‘Netherlands Commercial Court: English proceedings in The Netherlands’

“The international demand for English language dispute resolution is increasing as the English language is commonly used in international trade and contracts as well as correspondence, not only between the trading partners themselves, but also by international parties, their legal departments and their advisors. Use of the English language in legal proceedings is expected to […]

‘Conference and call for papers on New Deal for Consumers’

“On 11-12 April 2019, the conference A New Deal for Civil Justice? The New Deal for Consumers and the Justiciability of EU Consumer Rights will take place in Amsterdam. It is organised by the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) and revolves around the New Deal for Consumers that was proposed by […]

‘Substantial new work comparing European contract law’

“My attention was drawn earlier this week to a substantial new work (2,384 pages in length) edited by Professors Nils Jansen and Reinhard Zimmermann which compares the core doctrines and rules of contract law from the perspective of the plethora of supranational instruments which have sought to set out schemes for organising contract law (eg […]

Colangelo and Torti, ‘Copyright, Online News Publishing and Aggregators: A Law and Economics Analysis of the EU Reform’

Abstract On 12 September 2018 the European Parliament approved the new version of the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market elaborated by the European Commission in 2016. In order to address problems in protecting content and improve the bargaining position of press publishers against information society service providers, the European […]

‘Climate Change, Responsibility and Liability’: International Conference, Graz, Austria, 8-10 November 2018

“Conference Program: Thursday, November 8th, 2018: University of Graz, Aula – 9:00 Welcome: Dean, Faculty of Law. Climate change, impacts and attribution of anthropogenic causes: status and challenges Gottfried Kirchengast, Douglas Maraun, Andrea Steiner, University of Graz; Oslo Principles and Climate Principles for Enterprises Jaap Spier, University of Amsterdam; Attribution of moral and political responsibilities […]

Mark Van Hoecke, ‘Do judges reason differently on both sides of the Channel?’

“Mark Van Hoecke, Professor of Comparative Law, gave an insightful inaugural lecture on ‘Do judges reason differently on both sides of the Channel?’, at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, on 3rd September 2018. To a keen audience of academics and practitioners, Professor Van Hoecke compared Common Law reasoning with that of […]