Conference

Milan, 23 April 2020


Unversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milan
Faculty of Law
Institute of International Studies

with the support of

EAPIL – European Association of Private International Law

The Interest Group on PIL of the
Italian Society of International and EU Law


Gemelli Campus – Room G.016
1, Largo Gemelli – 22123 Milan


Programme

10.00
Welcome address
Stefano Solimano, Dean of the Faculty of Law
Francesco Bestagno, Director of the Institute of International Studies

10.10
Opening remarks – The history and general features of the Hague Judgments Convention
Fausto Pocar, University of Milan

10.30
Keynote speech – The Hague Judgments Convention: policy implications and the uniform interpretation challenge
João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, First Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

11.00
The scope of the Convention
Francisco Garcimartín Alférez, Autonomous University of Madrid

11.30
Coffee break

12.00
Bases for recognition and enforcement
Gilles Cuniberti, University of Luxembourg
Matthias Weller, University of Bonn

13.00
Refusal of recognition and enforcement
Marko Jovanovic, University of Belgrade

13.20
Discussion

13.30
Lunch break

14.30
Preliminary issues
Antonio Leandro, University of Bari

14.50
Proceedings in connection with the recognition and enforceability of judgments
Elena D’Alessandro, University of Torino

15.10
The relationship of the Hague Judgments Convention with other instruments
Pietro Franzina, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

15.30
Discussion

15.50
Roundtable
The Hague Judgments Convention: A Game Changer?
Gilles Cuniberti, Francisco Garcimartín Alférez, Marko Jovanovic, Antonio Leandro, Fausto Pocar, Matthias Weller

17.15
Concluding remarks
Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Registration

Attendance is free, but registration is required before 10 April 2020.

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Materials

Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matter

Judgments Convention: Revised Draft Explanatory Report by Professors Francisco Garcimartín, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain and Geneviève Saumier, McGill University, Canada (Prel. Doc. No 1 of December 2018 in preparation of the 22nd Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference)

Recommended Form under the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Prel. Doc. 4 of December 2019 in preparation of the 2020 meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference)

Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements

— Further references will be gradually posted here in the coming weeks.


For information

Please write to pietro.franzina@unicatt.it.