The PILIM final conference: Ralf Michaels’ keynote address

The PILIM Project Final Conference was held in Edinburgh on 24  February 2017 celebrating the success of the project. Michael P. Clancy, OBE, Director of Law Reform, The Law Society of Scotland opened the conference making interesting remarks on the PILIM Project and the impact of Brexit.

More than fifty participants, including many Private and Public International Law experts, professionals, policy makers, representatives of stakeholders and students gathered to discuss different subjects in relation to the theme of the Conference Private International Law: Embracing Diversity.

Professor Ralf Michaels, Duke University (United States) closed the event; as keynote speaker, he talked on Private International Law as an Ethics of Engaging the Other.

Professor Ralf Michaels, Duke University (United States) as the keynote speaker delivered an outstanding topical presentation on Private International Law as an Ethics of Engaging the Other.

Click here to watch Michael P. Clancy’s opening remarks

Click here to watch Professor Michaels Keynote Address for the PILIM final Conference

Click here to see PILIM final Conference Programme 

 

 

 

Ruiz Abou-Nigm & Noodt Taquela at the HCCH Special Commission on the Judgments Project

Dr. Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, PILIM principal investigator and Professor María Blanca Noodt Taquela, PILIM co-investigator, represented the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP) at The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in the Special Commission on the Judgments Project held on 16 to 24 February 2017.
The Special Commission is working towards the preparation of a draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The project is a priority for the world-leading organisation on private international law, as the HCCH Council on General Affairs has repeatedly remarked. A third meeting of the Special Commission is scheduled for 13 to 17 November 2017, following which a Diplomatic Conference with a view to the adoption of the multilateral treaty may be convened towards the end of 2018 or early 2019.

 

Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Maria Blanca Noodt Taquela, The Hague, 21 February 2017

Private International Law: Embracing Diversity – The Abstracts

February 24th, 2017 | PILIM Final Conference – Private International Law: Embracing Diversity – The University of Edinburgh at St. Trinnean’s Room, St. Leonard’s Hall

Registration required – Register at: www.law.ed.ac.uk/events  Attendance Fee: £40.00 per attendee

Panel 1: Private International Law and the Challenges of a Global Age  Chair: Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh

Panel 2: Private International Law and the Management of Diversity – Chair: Gerry Maher, University of Edinburgh

Panel 3: Special Challenges in Integrated Markets – Chair: Jose Maria de Dios Marcer, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Panel 4: Exploring Ways Forward – Chair: Marta Requejo Isidro, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

Keynote Address: Private International Law as the Ethics of Engaging the Other, Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Private International Law: Embracing Diversity – Edinburgh, February 24th 2017

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Private International Law: Embracing Diversity

The Conference celebrates Private International Law as ethics of engaging the other. Exploring a variety of private international law themes, this one-day conference will bring together world-renowned academics and experienced private international lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions and institutions. The experts will discuss topics such as international jurisdiction, international judicial cooperation, cross-border family issues, cross-border consumer protection, private international law of succession and labour migration, from a range of national and regional perspectives; and reflect on the role of international treaties, international institutions and national courts in the efficient management of legal diversity.

Friday 24th  February 2017 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
St. Trinnean’s Room, St. Leonard’s Hall – University of Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Registration required – Register at: www.law.ed.ac.uk/events  Attendance Fee: £40.00 per attendee

See here full programme and speakers

 

HCCH-PILIM Resounding success: Aftermath

Last November 9th, PILIM and the Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International Law joined forces in Buenos Aires for the Conference: “The Judges’ prominence on framing international cases and the development of Private International Law”.

This event was praised by the attendees due to the high quality of the expositors, the debates between participants and speakers and the warm reception by local organisers.

“Derecho al Día” a University of Buenos Aires-School of Law publication for its students highlights the key contributions of the Conference and yet another successful and engaging event of PILIM in Buenos Aires.

This information can be found on Derecho al Día website (in Spanish only): http://www.derecho.uba.ar/derechoaldia/notas/el-protagonismo-de-los-jueces-en-el-enfoque-de-los-casos-internacionales-y-en-el-desarrollo-del-derecho-internacional-privado/+6423

 

 

Ruiz Abou-Nigm at the Hague Conference on Private International Law

PILIM PI, Dr. Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, represented the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP) at The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention (2-4 November 2016).

Dr. Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm at the HCCH, November 2016

Dr. Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm at the HCCH, November 2016

More information about the special commission can be found at the Hague Conference website: https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/specialised-sections/apostille/2016sc

The University of Buenos Aires strikes again

Last Monday, October 3rd, the University of Buenos Aires won the IX Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje Comercial, held this year by the University of Montevideo, Uruguay.

This competition is annually organised by the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the University of Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)

The 2016 edition -September 29 to October 3- welcomed 316 students from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, United States and Uruguay. In addition 125 trainers and 130 referees also assisted.

PILIM researchers María Blanca Noodt Taquela and Guillermo Argerich were the academic consultant and trainers of the 2016 winners. Congratulations!

For more information check the website of the UBA Faculty of Law -in Spanish- clicking here

Students: María Eugenia Piacquadio, María Elisa Simunovich and Brenda Jéssica Turkowski.

Students María Eugenia Piacquadio, María Elisa Simunovich and Brenda Jéssica Turkowski. Trainers: Professors María Blanca Noodt Taquela and Guillermo Argerich. Assistants: Nicolás Caffo and Luis Tamborini.