• London Steam-Ship Owners: Extending Lis Pendens to Arbitral Tribunals?

    This is the second post an online symposium on the ruling of the European Court of Justice, of 20 June 2022, in London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Assistance Association Ltd v Spain. The first post was (…)

    23 juin 2022

  • Lundstedt on Gtflix TV v DR

    Lydia Lundstedt (University of Stockholm) has posted Gtflix TV V Dr: ‘Same Ole Same Ole’ or Has the CJEU Broken New Ground? on SSRN. In Gtflix Tv v DR, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the (…)

    20 juin 2022

  • CJEU Rules on Burden to Bear Costs of Translation For Third Party Interveners

    On 2 June 2022, the CJEU ruled in Case C-196/21 that courts are not ‘applicants’ in the meaning of Article 5(2) of the 2007 Service Regulation and should thus not bear the costs of translating documen (…)

    9 juin 2022

  • PhD Position in Private International Law in Angers

    The University of Bretagne – Loire, France, is seeking to recruit a doctoral candidate to conduct research on ex officio application of private international law rules under the supervision of Prof. D (…)

    8 juin 2022

  • EAPIL Working Group on Reforming Brussels I bis

    EAPIL has established a working group on Reforming Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 (Brussels I bis). In the light of the evaluation of the Brussels I bis Regulation which is currently being conducted by (…)

    31 mai 2022

  • Foreign Law under the French Draft PIL Code (updated)

    This is the second of a series of posts on the French draft code of private international law of March 2022. The previous post in the series dealt with the issue of renvoi. The draft code of private i (…)

    25 mai 2022

  • French Conference on the Location of Damage in PIL

    A conference on the location of damage in private international law will be held at Paris Cité University on 30 and 31 May 2022. The conference is convened by Olivera Boskovic and Caroline Kleiner. Sp (…)

    13 mai 2022

  • Renvoi under the French Draft PIL Code

    This is the first in a series of posts on the French draft code of private international law of March 2022. The draft code of private international law contains one single provision on renvoi. The Pro (…)

    11 mai 2022

  • Towards a French Code of Private International Law?

    In July 2018, the French Minister of Justice invited Jean-Pierre Ancel, a former judge of the Cour de cassation (French supreme court for private and criminal matters) to establish a working group for (…)

    11 mai 2022

  • New Monograph on Choice of Court Agreements under the 2005 Hague Convention

    Zohra Mchirgui (University of Tunis) has published a monograph on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements under the 2005 Hague Convention (L’accord exclusif d’élection de for à travers la Convention de L (…)

    25 avril 2022

  • Whytock on Transnational Litigation in US Courts

    Christopher A. Whytock (University of California at Irvine School of law) has posted Transnational Litigation in U.S. Courts: A Theoretical and Empirical Reassessment on SSRN. The abstract reads: It i (…)

    21 avril 2022

  • ECtHR Rules on Enforcement through Restriction from Leaving the Jurisdiction

    In a judgment of 11 May 2021 (Stetsov v. Ukraine; final version: 11 August 2021), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on whether commercial claims may be enforced by restraining the debto (…)

    12 avril 2022

  • EU Commission Draft EU-UK Bilateral Judgments Treaty

    On 31 March 2022, the EU Commission disclosed that it has been working on a proposal for a bilateral treaty to be concluded with the UK focused on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The (…)

    1 avril 2022

  • Tribute to Emmanuel Gaillard

    Several French learned societies (International Arbitration Institute, Comité français de l’arbitrage, Comité français de droit international privé, French Branch of the International Law Association, (…)

    25 mars 2022

  • French Supreme Court rules on Scope of State Immunities of Enforcement

    Mathilde Codazzi, who is a master student at the university Paris II Panthéon-Assas, contributed to this post. In a judgment of 3 November 2021, the French Supreme Court for private and criminal matte (…)

    15 mars 2022


I enjoyed giving two seminars on cross border family dispute resolution in the Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe Module convened by Albert Henke in Milan. The first seminar was held on May 4th, 2022 and focused on abolition on exequatur under the Brussels II ter Regulation. The second was held on May 5th and focused on parallel litigation under the Brussels II ter Regulation.

I was delighted to speak in the Judgtrust conference organised by the Asser Institute on April 21st, 2022 on Revised rules on recognition and enforcement: abolishing exequatur and provisional measures enforceable under the Brussels Ia Regulation.

The first meeting of the EAPIL Working Group on International Property Law took place in Würzburg on Nov. 15-17, 2021. The Working Group aims at proposing a regulation on choice of law on property matters. The Working Group will hold its next meeting online in February 2022.

The EFFORTS Project held a France and Luxembourg National Exchange Seminar on September 24th, 2021. I was delighted to participate in the last round table on Cross-Cutting Issues Relevant to Cross-Border Enforcement of Claims Within the EU.

Parution de l’ouvrage L’ordonnance européenne de saisie conservatoire des comptes bancaires, en collaboration avec le prof. Sara Migliorini. L’ouvrage étudie la mise en œuvre du Règlement 655/2014 en Belgique, Luxembourg et France.






Parution de la 4ème édition du Code de droit international privé luxembourgeois (avec l’assistance de Mlle Mathilde Codazzi). Contrairement aux éditions précédentes, le Code inclut désormais de nombreuses annotations jurisprudentielles.





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