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L’entreprise et les conflits internationaux de lois (Volume 397)

(258,245 words)

Author(s): d’Avout, Louis
d’Avout, Louis Keywords: Multinational enterprises | Conflict of laws | International commercial law | Private international law [p11] d’Avout, Louis NOTICE BIOGRAPHIQUE [p21] Louis d’Avout, né le 29 janvier 1978 à Paris. Education secondaire à Dijon (Bourgogne) ; études supérieures aux Universités de Cologne et Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (LLM, maîtrise franco-allemande), puis Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) ; docteur en droit (2005), agrégé des Facultés de droit (2007). Professeur à l’Université de Lyon (Jean Moulin, Lyon 3, 2007-2012), depuis à l’Université Panth…

Development of Rules of Private International Law in the Field of Family Law (Volume 166)

(45,108 words)

Author(s): M. North, Peter
M. North, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Family law | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit de la famille | ABSTRACT In this course devoted to Development of Rules of Private International Law in the Field of Family Law, Peter North assigns several missions. He intends to show what developments have taken place in this field, why they have intervened in the field, what their effects have been, and what their future will be. He concentrates mainl…

Discussion of Major Areas of Choice of Law (Volume 111)

(37,876 words)

Author(s): Reese, W.
Reese, W. Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Professor Reese's course mainly focuses on the Restatement of Conflict of Laws Second. The restatements are documents containing several hundred Common law rules updated and commented by the American Law Institute. The author begins with a presentation of the restatements and the American Law Institute, different approaches to choice of law, and then presents the approach that Restatement second has policies of choice of law, contracts, and torts. Le c…

Recent Developments in Private International Law in the United States (Volume 75)

(22,678 words)

Author(s): P. de Vries, Henry
P. de Vries, Henry Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Henry de Vries devotes his course to Recent Developments in Private International Law in the United States. After an introduction to the doctrines of conflict of laws, the author first discusses the issue of jurisdiction. The author then focuses on the issue of foreign judgments and on the issue of determining the choice of law. Henry de Vries consacre son cours aux développements récents intervenus dans le d…

La nouvelle codification du droit international privé chinois (Volume 359)

(73,627 words)

Author(s): Weizuo, Chen
Weizuo, Chen Keywords: China | Private international law | Conflict of laws | Codification | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT In this course, Chen Weizuo examines some general and special issues of the new codification of Chinese private international law and focuses on China's new private international law. The author discusses the need for codification of the rules of law because, historically, China has had a tradition of written law. He focuses on the symposia, meetings, and doctrinal debates on the codification of Chine…

Constitutional Limits on Choice of Law (Volume 234)

(36,244 words)

Author(s): E. Herzog, Peter
E. Herzog, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Constitutional law | Common law | Civil law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit constitutionnel | Pays de Common law | Droit civil | ABSTRACT The manner in which constitutional rules impact upon conflict of laws principles in different countries will vary with the content of both constitutional and choice of law rules. In this course, the author examines the impact of constitutional limitations on choice of law rules in several countri…

Les mutations du droit international privé : vers un changement de paradigme ? Cours général de droit international privé (Volume 387)

(274,993 words)

Author(s): Lequette, Yves
Lequette, Yves Keywords: Private international law | Conflict of laws ABSTRACT In the sense of the philosophy of science, the word "paradigm" is usually used to designate, within a discipline, a block of ideas, which finds it and are received by those who practice it. By using the expression "paradigm change," Yves Lequette, Professor Emeritus of Panthéon-Assas University, notes that we are witnessing an upheaval of ideas, which, in a given field, leads to a change of model, a kind of scientific revolution…

Contemporary Conflicts Law in American Perspective (Volume 131)

(89,098 words)

Author(s): F. Cavers, David
F. Cavers, David Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT David Cavers devotes his general course on private international law on the situation in the United States (in 1970). He begins the course by presenting a legal system of the United States and its private international law. He then presents some persistent conceptual problems, and new approaches emerging in international law to the choice of tort law. He examines three clusters o…

Flexibility versus Predictability and Uniformity in Choice of Law Reflections on Current European and United States Conflicts Law (Volume 226)

(55,181 words)

Author(s): Hay, Peter
Hay, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Europe | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit international privé | Europe | ABSTRACT Peter Hay, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, emphasizes in the introduction to his course that a contradiction between the need for flexibility (to avoid an unfair decision) and the need for legal certainty cannot be resolved. It is the natural consequence of the difference between the development…

La méthode de la reconnaissance est-elle l’avenir du droit international privé ? Conférence inaugurale, session de droit international privé, 2014 (Volume 371)

(12,140 words)

Author(s): Lagarde, Paul
Lagarde, Paul Keywords: Private international law | Conflict of laws | Choice of law | Recognition | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The method of recognition of situations is the one that allows the recognition of a situation without verification by the State where it is invoked by the law applied at its creation. In this course, Paul Lagarde first recalls how the method of recognition has emerged over time through other less efficient methods. The author then explains the current foundations and the mode of operation of the…

Efficiency in Private International Law (Volume 369)

(53,311 words)

Author(s): Kono, Toshiyuki
Kono, Toshiyuki Keywords: Private international law | Conflict of laws | Choice of law | Law and economics | Unification of law | Effectiveness | Intellectual property | International insolvency law | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT This work is based on the lectures that were delivered in 2013 at the Hague Academy of International Law. The author introduces the efficiency criterion in the context of conflicts revolution, which took place in the United States during the twentieth century. He provides a conceptual framework for better unders…

Problems and Methods in Conflict of Laws (Volume 99)

(41,797 words)

Author(s): E. Cheatham, Elliott
E. Cheatham, Elliott Keywords: Common law | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Pays de Common law | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Elliott E. Cheatham begins his course with a presentation of the problems of conflict of laws. He examines the sources of rules of conflict of laws, and the relationship between federalism and conflict of laws. He then focuses on the analysis of the jurisdiction of the court of the forum, the question of foreign judgments, the protection of foreign-based legal interests, choice of law policie…

Le renvoi en droit international privé technique de dialogue entre les cultures juridiques (Volume 377)

(48,009 words)

Author(s): J. Kassir, Walid
J. Kassir, Walid Keywords: Renvoi | Private international law | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT Renvoi seems to be an instrument par excellence of the private international law, which symbolizes a dialogue of legal cultures, the respect of the differences, and the search for common interests. In order to honor the spirit of dialogue of the legal cultures, Walid J. Kassir, in this course, seeks, as far as possible, to expand more and more our comparative palette in terms of renvoi, not only in a descripti…

The Role of Substantive and Choice of Law Policies in the Formation and Application of Choice of Law Rules (Volume 252)

(38,302 words)

Author(s): Brilmayer, Lea
Brilmayer, Lea Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Lea Brilmayer, Professor at New York University, devotes this course to the American choice of law theory, and more particularly to the role of substantive policies with regard to the formation and application of choice of law rules. Professor Brilmayer is particularly interested in the system of legal realism. The general introduction to her course is dedicated to the problem of …

Le droit international privé et le principe de non-discrimination (Volume 353)

(67,201 words)

Author(s): Meeusen, Johan
Meeusen, Johan Keywords: Equality | Human rights | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The impact of the nondiscrimination principle has been experienced in private international law after the Second World War. In this course, Johan Meeusen attempts to draw a contemporary view on the interaction between private international law and nondiscrimination, taking into account a specific perspective of the European Union and the Europeanization of private international law and to focus on…

Les méthodes du droit international privé à l’épreuve des conflits de cultures (Volume 357)

(101,256 words)

Author(s): Gannagé, Léna
Gannagé, Léna Keywords: Culture | Cultural diversity | Private international law | Conflict of laws | Pluralism | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT Private international law shows men and women from all walks of life every day, forming family relationships at the borders of legal orders of different cultures. The pluralism of family models prevailing in Europe is opposed to the hegemonism of a single-family model in Southern Mediterranean countries. In this course, Léna Gannagé describes the failure of the methods of private int…

L’exception d’ordre public et la régularité substantielle internationale de la loi étrangère (Volume 371)

(52,566 words)

Author(s): de Vareilles-Sommières, Pascal
de Vareilles-Sommières, Pascal Keywords: Foreign law | Law of public order | Private international law | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT In private international law, the public policy exception is typically a mechanism of conflict of laws that prevents the relevant foreign law from being applied in a State. In this course, Pascal of Vareilles-Sommières addresses the question of whether the public policy exception concerns the notion of regularity of foreign law, and deals with the nature of regularity thus in…

The Law of Open Societies – Private Ordering and Public Regulation of International Relations General Course on Private International Law (Volume 360)

(204,944 words)

Author(s): Basedow, Jürgen
Basedow, Jürgen Keywords: Private international law | Conflict of laws | Development of international law | Globalization | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The private law of cross-border relations, that is, private international law in a wider sense, has profoundly changed in its character and role over the last few decades. In this course, the author focuses on the private and public actors in the international arena. What the two actors have in common is the desire to implement their respective targets with regard to cross-…

The American Choice-of-Law Revolution in the Courts: Today and Tomorrow (Volume 298)

(173,409 words)

Author(s): C. Symeonides, Symeon
C. Symeonides, Symeon Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Symeon Symeonides, Dean of devotes this course to a phenomenon known as a "revolution" in private international law in the United States, which more precisely relates to the law of conflicts of law. Symeonides studies the historic background of this phenomenon, but also looks towards the future to try to discover what the next step in the evolution of American conflicts law …

Succession Substitutes (Volume 356)

(88,838 words)

Author(s): Talpis, Jeffrey
Talpis, Jeffrey Keywords: Property | Estate | Law of succession | Law of property | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Common law | Civil law countries | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT In this course, the author addresses the important question of the conflict of laws resulting from the use of succession substitutes. Part I of this course focuses on examining the nature and essential characteristics of succession substitutes and discusses the unification or harmonization of the law governing succession matters generally, with…
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