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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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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, and more specifically on collective redress, 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), on the New International Commercial Courts (2020),…

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Ivano Alogna

Biography Dr Ivano Alogna is Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL and leads its Climate Change Law programme. Dr Alogna is spearheading BIICL's innovative Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics project, which will create a comparative toolbox for corporate climate litigation. It will provide case precedents, substantive and procedural provisions, and legal arguments to be used as legal models by government bodies, local communities,…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in-person, please visit the in-person booking page. Event Details The purpose…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for in-person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event Details…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The purpose of BIICL's Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (the "Toolbox") is to make corporate climate litigation speedier, more efficient, more…

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Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects

EVENTS Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Climate change is currently the most important "super-wicked" problem faced by humankind, considering that time is running out, there is no central authority to…

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Project Activities: Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy

Project Activities  Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the"Tragedy of Anticommons Kobe Conference: 27-28 October 2022 Kobe University hosted a two-day conference centred on pandemic preparedness and response through the lens of international and comparative law. The agenda included WHO Law, Japanese pharmaceutical and patent law, intellectual property mediation law, and disaster law. A key focus was the concept of the "Tragedy of…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics

Research project examining the unique aspects of climate litigation across the corporate world leading to the production of a toolbox for the effective implementation of climate law. The project analyses and compares best practices from 17 jurisdictions and will provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate continuous improvement in the implementation of climate change law. The toolbox will contain an inventory of substantive and procedural provisions relevant…

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Is AI and Mass Data Sharing the Future of Legal Ideas?

EVENTS Is AI and Mass Data Sharing the Future of Legal Ideas? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     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…

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Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic: European and Asian Approaches

EVENTS Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic: European and Asian Approaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details The Covid-19 pandemic had a marked effect on vulnerable individuals and groups such as small businesses, women and children, supply chain workers,…

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LawGPT?: Using AI to Modernize Judicial Systems, Legal Practices and the Future of Legal Work

EVENTS LawGPT?: Using AI to Modernize Judicial Systems, Legal Practices and the Future of Legal Work Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In collaboration with Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG)…

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Comparative study on the implementation of the industrial emissions directive

Comparative study on the implementation into the national legislation of certain EU Member States of an adapted burden of proof in the context of the Industrial Emissions Directive This research project examines how the proposal to adapt the burden of proof for compensation claims under the Industrial Emissions Directive could be implemented into the domestic law of EU Member States. Under the present framework, victims of violations of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) are,…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Poland

National Rapporteur for Poland Marta ZAMORSKA is a PhD Candidate at the University of Lausanne Law School, and one of the coordinators of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Climate Change at the University of Lausanne. Her field of research is corporate liability for climate change. International Expert Group Poland Marta is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Philippines

National Rapporteur for the Philippines Professor Michael TIU  is an Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is also a consultant on matters involving international human rights standards and he is a member of the Philippine Working Group on Business and Human Rights.  Professor Tiu will lead and coordinate the research for the Philippines.  Franco LOPEZ is a JD candidate at the University of the Philippines College…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Norway

National Rapporteur for Norway Dr Rosa MANZO is Associate Professor of Law at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She is also a member of the University of Oslo's PluriCourts programme.  International Expert Group Norway Professor Manzo will be supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:  Dr Hanna AHLSTRÖM Daniel ARNESSON Nanette…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Nigeria

National Rapporteur for Nigeria Dr Uzuazo ETEMIRE  is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Port Harcourt. He has published widely on climate change litigation and was the National Rapporteur for Nigeria on C2LI, the Climate Change Litigation Initiative UK project. Etemire holds a PhD in Environmental Law from the University of Strathclyde. International Expert Group Nigeria Dr Etemire is supported by the following experts in…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Netherlands

National Rapporteur for the Netherlands Professor Elbert DE JONG is professor of private law at the Utrecht Center for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall) and the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law. He is also director of Ucall. He is an expert in contract law and liability law and his research considers the relationship between tort law, innovation, climate change, and the environment. Professor de Jong will lead the research team for the Netherlands. Daan…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Japan

National Rapporteur for Japan Professor Hitoshi USHIJIMA is Professor of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo. His main fields of research are administrative law and regulatory policy, environmental and climate change law, comparative/transnational law, and multi-layered legal systems and governance. Professor Ushijima will lead the research for Japan.  Dr Masako ICHIHARA is a researcher at the Local Climate Change Adaptation Center in Kyoto, where the main…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG UK

National Rapporteur for the UK Dr Kim BOUWER is an Assistant Professor of Law at Durham University. Her main fields of research are energy and climate change law, and private law and she is currently engaged in research on climate litigation and its relationship with activism. International Expert Group UK Dr Bouwer is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Kenya

National Rapporteur for Kenya Dr Omondi OWINO is a Senior Lecturer at JKUAT School of Law, Nairobi. He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and is the climate change rapporteur for Kenya at the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law. Dr Owino leads the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Law department at Acorn Law Advocates, Nairobi. International Expert Group Kenya Dr Owino is supported by the following experts…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Italy

National Rapporteur for Italy Professor Attilio PISANÒ is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Human Rights at the University of Salento, Italy. He is also a Principal Researcher on The Political Terror Scale project at the University of North Carolina. Professor Pisanò has published widely in both Italian and international journals and has authored a number of books on Human Rights. International Expert Group Italy Professor Pisanò is…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG India

National Rapporteur for India Professor Dr Madhuri PARIKH is Director and Dean of the Institute of Law, Nirma University. Her areas of interest are Environmental Law, Forest Law, Legal Research, and Tort Law. Her current research involves public engagement in the implementation of sustainable development goals and in the environmental decision making process in India.   International Expert Group India Professor Parikh is supported by…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG USA

National Rapporteurs for the USA Dr Lisa BENJAMIN is an Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Her research focuses on climate justice and climate risk, and how these issues intersect with energy law and administrative law. Dr Benjamin will lead the research for the USA. Alexandra GUILLOT is an International Law Research Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. She will assist Dr Benjamin with research…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Germany

National Rapporteurs for Germany  Prof Dr Marc-Philippe WELLER is Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the University of Heidelberg. In 2021 he co-authored (with Prof Dr Wolfgang Kahl) and published Climate Change Litigation - Liability and Damages from a Comparative Perspective. Professor Weller will coordinate the report for Germany, assisted by his research team. Christine HEIDBRINK is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Comparative…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG France

National Rapporteurs for France Professor Pauline-Marie ABADIE  is Associate Professor of Law and Member of IDEP (Institute of Ethical Heritage Law) at Paris-Saclay University.  Professor Mathilde HAUTEREAU-BOUTONNET is Professor of Private Law and Researcher in Environmental Law at Aix-Marseille University. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at BIICL. International Expert Group France Professor Abadie and Professor Hautereau-Boutonnet…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG China

National Rapporteur for China Professor Dr Tianbao QIN is Luojia Professor of Law, and Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) at the School of Law, Wuhan University.  Professor Qin is also a member of the project's Core Group of experts. International Expert Group China Professor Qin is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession: Jin…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Canada

National Rapporteur for Canada Professor Hassan AHMAD is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on topics related to transnational tort law, the interaction of domestic jurisdiction and liability principles with international law, business and human rights law, and the emerging field of law and political economy. International Expert Group Canada Professor Ahmad is…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Brazil

National Rapporteur for Brazil Dr Caio BORGES is a qualified lawyer in Brazil. He leads the Law and Climate Portfolio at the Institute for Climate and Society. He holds a PhD from the Law School of the University of São Paulo and a Master's Degree from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is a non-resident fellow of the Fudan Development Institute at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). International Expert Group Brazil Dr Borges is supported by…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Australia

National Rapporteurs for Australia Professor Dr Jacqueline PEEL  is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School and Director of Melbourne Climate Futures, the University of Melbourne's climate change initiative. She is also Lead Author of WGIII IPCC 6th AR.  Professor Peel will lead the research team for Australia.    Rebekkah MARKEY-TOWLER  is a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, and Research Fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures. Rebekkah…

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International Commercial Courts: The Future of Transnational Adjudication

EVENTS International Commercial Courts: The Future of Transnational Adjudication Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by Event Details This online book launch and panel discussion will offer a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the role played by international commercial courts in the field…

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The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law…

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The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organisers Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law that covered…

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National Security Regime and FDI (Online Participation)

EVENTS National Security Regime and FDI (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details In 2021, the United Kingdom adopted the National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act), which allows the government to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions made…

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New projects announced to address COVID-19 challenges

UK-Japanese social science and humanities projects to address the challenges presented by the global pandemic. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to be working on two new projects focused on supporting global efforts to manage the effects of the pandemic. COVID-19 and the law: protection and recovery for vulnerable groups  An interdisciplinary study on medical research and development: rescuing intellectual property rights in pandemic emergencies…

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New article published by Guy Beringer in City A.M

Guy Beringer, Co-Chairman of the Bingham Development Board considers how the emergence of economic sanctions creates new challenges for government, business and the law. The emergence of economic sanctions as a potential deterrent weapon for dealing with rogue states gives rise to new challenges for government, business and the law. This will require new thinking and co-ordinated planning. It will also require better understanding of the rationale for rule of law principles in market economies.…

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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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Convergence and divergence in global data protection law

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by    Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted in major…

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Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person)

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by     Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted…

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Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy of Anticommons"

An Interdisciplinary Study on Medical Research and Development: Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy of Anticommons" is a three year project which will examine how aspects of private law, commercial law, and intellectual property law might be reformed to better enable a rapid policy response in the face of an emerging pandemic. The project involves legal scholars from the University of Aberdeen, BIICL, Kobe University, Hokkaido University, Nihon…

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Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution

EVENTS Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This two-day programme is focused on current developments and strategies in cross-border dispute resolution. Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial…

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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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Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: Uk and European Perspectives

EVENTS Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: UK and European Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details In light of the recent hearing before the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lloyd v Google, this event will look across the Channel in order to assess the developing European…

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PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms

EVENTS PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This seminar will examine this topical theme by reviewing the emerging US case law finding platforms / online marketplaces strictly liable in products cases (such as the Bolger…

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BIICL Guidelines – Constructive resolution of business legal disputes post COVID-19

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and key to economic recovery post COVID-19 and Brexit. Yet many of them struggle to obtain payment on time, or sometimes at all, and end up facing a difficult choice: to pursue payment by the often slow process of going to court, with the outlay of cost and valuable management time and effort, and the risk of damaging important commercial relationships, or to walk away from money that is rightly theirs. COVID-19 has increased these difficulties…

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Class, Intersectionality, the Right to Housing and the Avoidable Tragedy of Grenfell

The avoidable tragedy of Grenfell Tower starkly raises the issues of class and intersectionality, an area which has, until now, received insufficient analysis. This chapter excavates, inter alia, three issues surrounding class, intersectionality and the Grenfell Tower tragedy: the nature of class as a concept; its implications in constituting a ground of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010; and its relationship with intersectionality. The reasons behind the insufficient attention…

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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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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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The Representative Actions Directive – a class action for Europe?

EVENTS The Representative Actions Directive - a class action for Europe? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This webinar will examine the recently-adopted EU Representative Actions Directive and consider its impact on cross-border and domestic collective redress actions across Europe.…

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Resource Pack: Force majeure and hardship in commercial contracts cross-border and comparative perspectives

RESOURCE PACK Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives     Webinar Details On 8 April 2020 this webinar examined the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their control, by comparing and contrasting a series of different juridictions including the US, France and the UK. An analysis was made of the issue of force majeure / and hardship…

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Product Liability Forum | Compensation Schemes for COVID-19 vaccines: UK, comparative and international perspectives.

EVENTS Product Liability Forum | Compensation Schemes for COVID-19 vaccines: UK, comparative and international perspectives. Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This seminar will focus on the topic of compensation for potential adverse events caused by CV-19 vaccines. There have been…

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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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Concept Note 2 on the effect of the 2020 pandemic on commercial contracts - September 2020 Update

Following the introduction of the initial concept note BIICL has released and 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…

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“Breathing Space” Concept Note 3 On guidelines for the resolution of disputes following the 2020 pandemic

This Concept Note 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.  Concept Note 2 looked more closely at the private law response to the pandemic, specifically in the context of contractual disputes, and how existing legal principles may be applied in the context of COVID-19 related disputes, as well as how existing dispute resolution mechanisms…

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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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Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives

WEBINAR Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details The objective of this webinar is to examine the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their…

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Bringing claims for mass data-breaches

EVENTS Bringing claims for mass data-breaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details In light of increasingly high-profile cases concerning remedies for data breaches, this event will consider the different perspectives on accountability for mass data-breaches. Convened by the British…

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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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Course: Comparative Business Law

EVENTS Course: Comparative Business Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with: Event Details BIICL is working with ESCP Europe Business School on this 30 hour course on Comparative Business Law. Taught by BIICL and ESCP staff and legal practitioners, the course provides an excellent…

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Understanding Assignments: English, comparative and private international law

EVENTS Understanding Assignments: English, Comparative and Private International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The law of equitable assignment within English law simulates the effects of what would be termed 'assignment' in Civilian jurisdictions. Based on the work…

Comparative Law

Short Course: Cross-border Dispute Resolution

EVENTS Short Course: Cross-border Dispute Resolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This three-day programme is focused on current developments and strategies in cross-border dispute resolution. Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial…

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PLF Meeting: Domestic Appliances and Product Liability

EVENTS PLF Meeting: Domestic Appliances and Product Liability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Speakers include: Pierre Chalançon, APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe ) and Vorwerk & Co, who will discuss the current regulatory & litigation environment for white goods, as well as the impact…

Comparative Law

PLF meeting: New Regulatory Landscape for Products post-Brexit

Time: 17:00-19:30 Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP The event is run jointly with the MHRA and the Public Law Project, and will bring together leading experts to examine the recent products-related Statutory Instruments and their impact on the regulation of products post-Brexit in spheres such as medicines (Human Medicines (EU Exit Regulations) 2019), chemicals (REACH etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations…

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PLF Meeting: Is the Product Liability Directive Fit for Purpose: the Challenges of New Technology

Time: 17:15-19:30 (Registration from 16:45) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP This event will bring together domestic & international speakers to consider the challenges posed by new technology to the PLD. This was a central issue in the European Commission's recent Fifth Report on the Directive, as raised by the preceding public consultation which illustrated that there were concerns about whether the Directive…

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Doors open for First Hearing of International Chamber at Paris Court of Appeal

Doors open for First Hearing of International Chamber at Paris Court of Appeal Written by Duncan Fairgrieve (BIICL;Université de Paris Dauphine) and Solenn Le Tutour (avocat, Barreau de Paris) Read More 

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Collective Redress in the EU, Central & South East Europe

Time: 17:30-19:00 (Registration open from 17:00) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP This seminar takes the recent developments at an EU level in respect of Collective Redress mechanisms as the context for examining the development of mechanisms for resolving mass disputes in the regions of Central Europe and South East Europe. Leading speakers will discuss whether existing collective redress procedures provide…

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Remedies for Damage Caused by Vaccines: A Comparative Study of Four European Legal Systems

Remedies for Damage Caused by Vaccines: A Comparative Study of Four European Legal Systems By Leonora Rajneri , Jean-Sébastien Borghetti , Duncan Fairgrieve , Peter Rott , European Review of Private Law , 2018 Issue 1, pp. 57-95 Abstract: The most important public health consideration of vaccination. This study explores the approach to vaccine damage cases in four different European countries (France, Germany, Italy and the UK), examining the variety of different mechanisms for providing…

Comparative Law

Briefing Note on the Discount Rate applying to Quantum in Personal Injury Cases

Briefing Note on the Discount Rate applying to Quantum in Personal Injury Cases : Comparative Perspectives This briefing note examines the discount rate applying to quantum in personal injury claims from a comparative law perspective focusing on Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain and South Africa. These jurisdictions represent common and civil law jurisdictions, a diverse geographical spread as well as a range of approaches and rates. The research highlights…

Comparative Law

And Then There Were Eleven: Some Context on the Supreme Court Sitting En Banc in the Article 50 Case

And Then There Were Eleven: Some Context on the Supreme Court Sitting En Banc in the Article 50 Case By Joe Tomlinson, Jake Rylatt and Duncan Fairgrieve Read More  

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Comparative Law in Practice

Comparative Law in Practice, Contract Law in a Mid-Channel Jurisdiction By Duncan Fairgrieve Published by  Bloomsbury Professional This book provides a comparative study of contract law, examining the interaction of common law and civil law approaches to contract law Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Punitive Damages in Europe and a Plea for the Recognition of Legal Pluralism

Punitive Damages in Europe and a Plea for the Recognition of Legal Pluralism By Erdem Buyuksagis, Ina Ebert, Duncan Fairgrieve, Renee Charlotte Meurkens, Francesco Quarta This multi-author article aims to demonstrate that, despite the traditional understanding that tort law should serve the sole purpose of remedying the harm caused as precisely as possible, there are growing indications in several continental European legal systems that damages awards are not entirely immune from extra-compensatory,…

Comparative Law

Courts and Comparative Law

Courts and Comparative Law Mads Andenas & Duncan Fairgrieve (Editors) While the role of comparative law in the courts was previously only an exception, foreign sources are now increasingly becoming a source of law in regular use in supreme and constitutional courts. There is considerable variation between the practices of courts and the role of comparative law, and methods remain controversial. In the US, the issue has been one of intense public debate and it is still one of the major…

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