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Friday, 9 June 2023

8.30 a.m. Registration

9.00 a.m. Welcome notes

Prof Dr Matthias Weller, Director of the Institute for German and International Civil Procedural Law, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn;
Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, HCCH

Moderators: Prof Dr Moritz Brinkmann, Prof Dr Nina Dethloff, Prof Dr Matthias Weller, University of Bonn; Prof Dr Matthias Lehmann, University of Vienna; Dr João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, Former First Secretary, HCCH; Melissa Ford, Secretary, HCCH, Prof Dr Xandra Kramer, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands


Part I: Cornerstones

1. Judgments, Recognition, Enforcement

Prof Dr Wolfgang Hau, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany

2. The jurisdictional filters 

Prof Dr Pietro Franzina, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

3. Grounds for refusal

Adj Prof Dr Marcos Dotta Salgueiro, University of the Republic, Montevideo; Director of International Law Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uruguay

4. Article 29: From a Mechanism on Treaty Relations to a Catalyst of a Global Judicial Union

Dr João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, Former First Secretary, HCCH
Dr Cristina M. Mariottini, Jurist in Luxembourg

1.00 p.m. Lunch Break

5. The HCCH System for choice of court agreements: Relationship of the HCCH Judgments Convention 2019 to the HCCH 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

Prof Paul Beaumont, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Part II: Prospects for the World

1. European Union

Dr Andreas Stein, Head of Unit, DG JUST - A1 "Civil Justice", European Commission

2. Perspectives from the US and Canada

Prof Linda J. Silberman, Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law, USA
Prof Geneviève Saumier, Peter M. Laing Q.C. Professor of Law, McGill Faculty of Law, Canada

3. Southeast European Neighbouring and EU Candidate Countries

Ass. Prof. Dr.sc Ilija Rumenov, Assistant Professor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

8.00 p.m. Conference Dinner (EUR 60.-)

Dinner Speech

Prof Dr Burkhard Hess, Director of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Law, Luxembourg


Saturday, 10 June 2023

9.00 a.m. Part II continued: Prospects for the World

4. Perspectives from the Arab World

Prof Dr Béligh Elbalti, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Law and Politics at Osaka University, Japan

5. Prospects for Africa

Prof Dr Abubakri Yekini, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Prof Dr Chukwuma Okoli, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

6. Gains and Opportunities for the MERCOSUR Region

Prof Dr Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, Director of External Relations, Professor of International Private Law, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7. Perspectives for ASEAN

Prof Dr Adeline Chong, Associate Professor of Law, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore

8. China

Prof Dr Zheng (Sophia) Tang, Wuhan University, China

1.00 p.m. Lunch Break

Part III: Outlook

1. Lessons Learned from the Genesis of the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention

Dr Ning Zhao, Principal Legal Officer, HCCH

2. International Commercial Arbitration and Judicial Cooperation in civil matters: Towards an Integrated Approach

José Angelo Estrella-Faria, Principal Legal Officer and Head, Legislative Branch, International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations; Former Secretary General of UNIDROIT

3. General Synthesis and Future Perspectives

Hans van Loon, Former Secretary General, HCCH


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