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Eva Lein

Biography Eva is Professor at the University of Lausanne and Director of the Comparative Law Center at BIICL. Her fields of expertise are private international law, international dispute resolution and comparative law with a special focus on contract law and, more recently, digitalisation. She has also been a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and at Queen Mary, Institute in Paris, a Visiting Professor at different institutions, including the University Paris I (Sorbonne),…

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Duncan Fairgrieve

Biography Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Product Liability Forum  at the Institute. He is also Professor of Comparative Law at Université de Paris Dauphine in France. Duncan Fairgrieve is a leading comparative lawyer, with research interests spanning both comparative private and public law, with specific focus on three specific areas, comparative administrative law (with a particular interest in state liability), comparative law of…

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Andrew Dickinson

Biography Professor Andrew Dickson joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2021. Andrew Dickinson is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St Catherine's College. After studying law in Oxford (MA and BCL; St Edmund Hall), Andrew attended the College of Law in Chester before qualifying as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London. From 2011-2013, he was Professor of Private International Law at the University of Sydney. Professor Dickinson's principal area of…

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Adrian Briggs KC

Biography Professor Adrian Briggs KC joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2021. He is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford. His main interest has always been in private international law, and within that, in questions of civil jurisdiction and the effect of foreign judgments. He spent 15 years as one of the editors of Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws, but his own perspective on the subject, in its increasingly European guise, was published…

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Constance Bonze

Constance Bonzé joined BIICL as a Researcher for the Centre for Comparative Law in 2017. An expert in legal and empirical research on Private International Law and Comparative Law, she worked on studies for the European Commission: the State of Collective Redress in the EU (2017) and the Rome II Regulation (2021). She also co-authored research projects on Judicial Cooperation after Brexit (2019) and on the New International Commercial Courts (2020). Current research projects include a cooperation…

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Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution (Online Participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management    Event Details Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this area is…

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Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution

EVENTS Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management Event Details Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this area is essential. Specialised skills are required…

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Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability

EVENTS Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series…

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Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme?

EVENTS Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Jurisdiction rules play a pivotal role in cross-border litigation. Uncertainties in their application, with resulting increased costs, time, money and use of judicial resources may be harmful…

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BIICL and CEDR launch new podcast series

BIICL is proud to partner with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) on a new podcast series on smarter approaches to dispute resolution. This series brings together BIICL's 'Breathing Space Series' which aims to help safeguard commercial activity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and CEDR's vision of 'Better conflicts, better outcomes leading to a better world'. While looking at issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series will also look at evolving attitudes…

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COVID-19 and the law: protection and recovery for vulnerable groups

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)  and the University of Kyoto  announce a three year project beginning February 2022 which aims to investigate the new legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the protection of vulnerable groups. The project is funded by the UK Research and Innovation fund (UKRI).  Share LinksProject - Tags COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented global health and economic crisis,…

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Professor Duncan Fairgrieve appointed honorary QC

It has been announced today that Professor Duncan Fairgrieve  has been appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel by HM Queen for his academic work, including both his work on comparative law and also during the pandemic in respect of emergency medicines and Covid-19 vaccines. BIICL congratulates Professor Fairgrieve on this well deserved honour. Read the government announcement. 

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FA Mann Project Workshop

EVENTS FA Mann Project Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details  BIICL is working with the Humboldt University Berlin in a project on the renown lawyer Frederick Alexander ("Francis") Mann (1907-1991). The project uses the extensive corpus of his documents, bequeathed to the Humboldt University,…

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Study on the Rome II Regulation Published

Publication of the European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation We are pleased to announce that the Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations has now been published by the European Commission. BIICL (in consortium with Civic Consulting ) was selected by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) to conduct the Study supporting the preparation of a report on the application of the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable…

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Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations

Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations In reply to the EU Commission's Request for service number JUST/2019/JCOO/FW/CIVI/0167, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in consortium with Civic Consulting  carried out a Study to support the preparation of a report on the application of Regulation (EC) No. 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("Rome II Regulation"), hereafter,…

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Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia (in-person)

SAVE THE DATE Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia (in-person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In recent years, International Commercial Courts have been established across Europe and in Asia. Now that these courts have been dealing with international cases for a…

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Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia

EVENTS Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In recent years, International Commercial Courts have been established across Europe and in Asia. Now that these courts have been dealing with international cases for a while, it is…

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COVID-19 - Test for the World’s Legal Systems

Study by The International and Comparative Law Research Center  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only become a global health and economic challenge but has also raised the questions of the sufficiency of emergency regulations at the international and national levels and the selection of the most effective response measures. The results of this research can be used to improve existing regulation, introduce the best approaches and practices for the prevention and response to emergencies,…

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BIICL expands Breathing Space initiative by publishing guidelines in seven languages

BIICL is proud to announce the expansion of the Breathing Space initiative as Concept Note 3 the BIICL Guidelines are translated into seven additional languages Concept Note 3 is a set of guidelines published in September 2020 by a group of leading commercial lawyers which set out practical ways in which corporates might be encouraged to adopt a more conciliatory approach to COVID-19 related contractual disputes without prejudicing or altering parties' legal rights. Helen Dodds, former Global…

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Breathing Space- Concept Notes on the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts

The Breathing Space Concept note arose out of a meeting on 7 April 2020 hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, attended by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Sir David Edward, Sir William Blair, Professor Spyros Maniatis, Professor Malik Dahlan and Keith Ruddock. It was felt that in the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a universal challenge, a debate should happen as a matter of priority on the necessary…

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Teaching International Law Webinar Series

EVENTS Teaching International Law Webinar Series Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location        Event Details The practice of teaching international law is conducted in a wide range of contexts across the world by a host of different actors - including scholars, practitioners, civil society…

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Law and Change in a Pandemic World

EVENTS Law and Change in a Pandemic World Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in Cooperation with  Event Details This event marks the start of a series on "Law and Change" initiated by BIICL in cooperation with Singapore Management University (SMU). The first seminar looks mainly at how the pandemic…

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New Honorary Senior Fellows Appointed

The Centre for Comparative Law is delighted to have appointed two new Honorary Senior Fellows  Professor Andrew Dickinson  and Professor Adrian Briggs , both from the University of Oxford will support the work of the centre. The director of the Centre for Comparative Law offered a warm welcome to both.

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Concept Note 3 on the Effect of the 2020 Pandemic on Commercial Contracts

Concept Note 3 is a continuation of BIICL's "Breathing Space" series, which considers how the legal and business communities might respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to foster economic recovery. The Concept Note 3  proposes a set of practical guidelines which might be adopted to encourage a more conciliatory approach to contractual disputes that may arise, and which seek to avoid and/or minimise protracted legal disputes, without prejudicing or altering parties' legal rights. The…

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BIICL Releases Updated Concept Note

Extending the Breathing space concept BIICL has released an updated version of Concept Note 2 Concept Note 2 shows in detail which steps should be taken to minimise the risk of a deluge of disputes and to increase the prospect of constructive outcomes. Concept Note 2 argues, among other things, that the best policy approach in the case of many contracts is for the law: To support negotiated solutions to make viable contracts blighted by the pandemic work; To bring contracts made unviable…

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Collaborative Resolution of Disputes and COVID-19

EVENTS Collaborative Resolution of Disputes and COVID-19 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar 260620 Collaborative Resolution of Disputes and COVID-19 recording Event Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has recently published two Concept Notes on…

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BIICL Publishes Concept Note 2

"Breathing space" Concept Note 2 on the effect of the 2020 pandemic on commercial contracts Following its recent call for Breathing Space, BIICL has released Concept Note 2  which shows in detail which steps should be taken to minimise the risk of a deluge of disputes and to increase the prospect of constructive outcomes. Concept Note 2 argues, among other things, that the best policy approach in the case of many contracts is for the law: To support negotiated solutions…

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COM study on the Rome II Regulation

European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation The Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations, conducted by Prof. Eva Lein, Dr. Sara Migliorini and Constance Bonzé, was published in October 2021 Read the Study   Share LinksProject - Tags The Study conducts a legal analysis and assessment of the practical experiences and problems of interpretation in the application of the Rome II Regulation for…

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UK accession to the 2007 Lugano Convention

On 8 April 2020, the United Kingdom deposited a request for re-accession to the 2007 Lugano Convention as an individual member. According to Art. 72 of the Convention, the UK accession requires the unanimous consent of all contracting parties. While Switzerland, Norway and Iceland have already announced their support, the European Union and Denmark (which is an individual member due to its special status in EU civil justice cooperation) still have to give their explicit consent. The accession…

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BIICL Publishes Concept Note 1

Breathing space - a Concept Note on the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts BIICL has today published a Concept Note on the effects of the pandemic on commercial contracts and legal consideration in mitigating mass defaults. Read the press release  Read more about the Breathing Space Project 

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The Correspondence of Frederick Alexander Mann (1907–1991)

F.A. Mann (1907-1991), a German born and educated lawyer, fled racial persecution in 1933, took home in London and became one of the best known solicitors and legal scholars of his generation.  The present stock-taking of his voluminous surviving correspondence shows Mann as a prolific networker and provides fascinating insights behind the scenes on how judges and legislators make law, and how legal practitioners and academics shape this development. Mann's testimony as contemporary…

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Herbert Smith Freehills Project Series

New Specialist Commercial Courts - Changing Dispute Resolution post Brexit? (2019/2020) Overview With support of Herbert Smith Freehills, the Center of Comparative Law is working on the project "New Specialist Commercial Courts - Changing Dispute Resolution post Brexit?" The project looks at the newly established Commercial Courts (CCs) in Europe and their possible impact on the European market for litigation. Legislative initiatives to create Commercial Courts have been put forward in…

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BIICL acts as the UK Hub of the European Law Institute

ELI UK Hub BIICL acts as the UK Hub of the European Law Institute. The UK Hub will be officially launched in autumn 2020. It aims at encouraging UK based ELI Members to participate in various ELI projects and to organise events in cooperation with the European Law Institute. The European Law Institute Founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, the European Law Institute (ELI) aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to…

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F.A. Mann (1907-1991) and his Contribution to English, German, European, and International Law

BIICL cooperates with the Humboldt University Berlin in a project on the renown lawyer Frederick Alexander ("Francis") Mann (1907-1991).  This three-year, interdisciplinary project explores, documents, and critically assesses the considerable impact of Frederick Alexander ("Francis") Mann on the development of English, German, European, and International Law in the 20th century. The project will use the extensive corpus of his documents, bequeathed to the Humboldt University, to…

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Justice for Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises

This project is led by Prof Petra Butler, Victoria University of Wellington in cooperation with various institutions, including BIICL (Prof Eva Lein). Recent research indicates that the current default system of international dispute resolution, by litigation in national courts, is not satisfactory for Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises ("MSMEs"). MSMEs generally respond to this dissatisfaction with either artificially restrict their cross-border trade or expose themselves to unacceptable…

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Study on Collective Redress for the European Commission

BIICL conducted a study for the European Commission, in a research consortium with Civic Consulting and Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA), and supported by the Office for Economic Policy and Regional Development (EPRD). The more than 1000 pages study analyses the state of collective redress in the EU in context of the implementation of the Commission Recommendation (2013/396/EU) on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in the Member States. The…

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