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Alternative ways of dispute resolution in international family law

19th June 2017

Time: 17:00-19:00 (Registration open from 16:30)
Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

In international family law, various EU instruments and international conventions provide a framework for cross-border divorce, parental responsibility and maintenance. But is litigation the optimal way to solve disputes of such a private nature? Especially in an international setting, arbitration and mediation seem to be interesting alternatives.

Speakers from practice and academia and different geographical backgrounds reflect on the possible options and limits of ADR in international family law. The question of alternatives to litigation is particularly acute in light of Brexit which creates uncertainty as to the future legal regimes for cross-border family law disputes.

Chair:

  • Fiona Read, Russell Cooke

Speakers:

  • Gian Paolo Romano, Professor, University of Geneva
  • Yuko Nishitani, Professor, Kyoto University
  • Suzanne Kingston, Partner, Withersworldwide

This event has been convened by Dr Eva Lein, Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law, BIICL

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