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Sara Migliorini

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Eva Lein

Biography Eva is Professor at the University of Lausanne. Her fields of expertise are private international law, international dispute resolution and comparative law. She also is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Comparative Law at BIICL. Eva is a qualified German lawyer. She fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German and has been lecturing in various countries. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and at Queen Mary University…

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Yarik Kryvoi

Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. Prof Kryvoi's expertise is primarily in the areas of international dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration, international administrative law and international public law.  In addition to his role at the BIICL, he is a visiting professor at a London-based university and teaches arbitration at the Chartered…

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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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Recording: Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Government response to the pandemic

RECORDING Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes Event details 23 Member States of the European Union signed on 5 May 2020 agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. This agreement implements the 2018 judgment of the European Court of Justice, in which the Court found that intra-EU BITs violate the EU Treaties. The termination agreement implements the March…

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Save the Date: Forum on Investor-State Mediation

EVENTS Save the Date: Forum on Investor-State Mediation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 8-9 December 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in cooperation with the ISDS Mediation Working Group are organising the Forum…

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Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy

EVENTS Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States(ISMS), and BIICL will host a two-day conference on human rights as they relate to small and micro states.…

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Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials

WEBINAR Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Organised in partnership with: Event Details The…

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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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Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes

WEBINAR Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Media Partner Event details 23 Member States of the European Union signed on 5 May 2020 agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. This…

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COM study on the Rome II Regulation

BIICL (in consortium with Civic Consulting) has been 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 to non-contractual obligations (Specific Contract JUST/2019/JCOO/FW/CIVI/0167 - 2020/03). The study will be completed over 12 months between May 2020 and April 2021 and will support the Commission in the future review of the Rome II Regulation.…

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Dispute Resolution

The project Sovereign Wealth Funds and Dispute Resolution focuses on quantitative and qualitative analysis of sovereign wealth funds' approaches to dispute resolution, including the use of international arbitration (commercial and investment treaty), recourse to domestic courts and issues of attribution and enforcement. At the first stage of the project, the research team will collect data in order to track the historic and current dispute resolution practices of sovereign wealth funds.…

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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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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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Small States, International Law and the Realisation of Rights

EVENTS Conference: Small States, International Law and the Realisation of Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with Event Details The conference will examine how Small States influence international law and global decision-making, including a review of the common challenges faced and a comparative…

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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     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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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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International-level dispute resolution for mass claims / human rights claims

Time: 16.30-19.15 (Registration from 16.00) Event followed by a drinks reception Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP The event is a panel discussion on international-level dispute resolution for mass claims / human rights claims. The event was prompted by the publication of Prof Maya Steinitz's book, The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice, which is about the resolution of transnational mass tort claims. …

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The Framework of Judicial Cooperation after Brexit - Civil and Commercial Matters

This research topic relates to post Brexit perspectives of judicial cooperation in a wider Europe. It assesses the legislative gap following the UK's exit from civil justice cooperation and potential ways to fill it in order to ensure an efficient cross-border enforcement of judgments. This includes a discussion of the Lugano and 2005 Hague Convention regimes as well as the new Hague Judgments Convention which has now been adopted. Share LinksProject - Tags

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The Framework of Judicial Cooperation after Brexit Civil and Commercial Matters

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Rome II at 10: Looking back and ahead

Time: 16.30-19.15 (Registration from 16.00) Event followed by a drinks reception Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP It's time to celebrate 10 years since Rome II came into force. Its application over the last 10 years has given rise to numerous interesting legal and practical issues as the Courts have started to grapple with applying a novel legal regime. Specialist practitioners and academics from the UK and Europe…

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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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Complexity's Embrace The International Law Implications of Brexit

Complexity's Embrace                                                                                      The International Law Implications of Brexit Edited by Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Eva Lein In Complexity's Embrace, international law practitioners and academics from…

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The Brussels I Regulation Recast

The Brussels I Regulation Recast Andrew Dickinson and Eva Lein Summarises the structure of the Regulation and the role played by the case law of the European Court of Justice Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Enhanced Court Fees The Government Response to Part 2 of the Consultation on Reform of Court Fees

Enhanced Court Fees The Government Response to Part 2 of the Consultation on Reform of Court Fees and Further Proposals for Consultation Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Factors Influencing International Litigants' Decisions to Bring Commercial Disputes to the London Based Courts

Factors Influencing International Litigants' Decisions to Bring Commercial Disputes to the London Based Courts Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Factors Influencing International Litigants' Decisions to Bring Commercial Disputes to the London Based Courts

BIICL conducted a study for the UK Ministry of Justice on factors influencing litigants' decisions to bring commercial disputes to London based courts. The project involved a broad fieldwork process including an online survey and qualitative interviews with legal practitioners and litigants in the UK and abroad who assessed the advantages and disadvantages of litigation in the UK. The assessment included the reasons for choice of court agreements in favour of English courts and choice…

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