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March 2022

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Andreas Ziegler is teaching a course on “Human Rights and the LGBTQI Movement” in the Human Rights Master (postgraduate programme) of the University of Vienna.

11-12 November 2021

LL.M. Programme directors, Professors Eva Lein and Andrea Bonomi, gave lectures during short course in London co-organised with BIICL.

11 November 2021

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Andreas will take part in the second series of the webinars on the role of investment arbitration in tax disputes addressing the issue of jurisdiction in tax-related disputes.

17 September 2021

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Eva Lein, along with Xandra Kramer from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, is chairing a conference on International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia. The event is co-organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

16 September 2021

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Andrea Bonomi is chairing a conference at the University of Lausanne on the European regulation on matrimonial property and its impact in Switzerland. 

14 September 2021

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Eva Lein is giving a lecture during the seminar on international mutual assistance in civil and commercial matters, organised by Geneva Bar Association. 

August 2021

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Francesco Maiani was appointed full Professor at the Centre of Comparative, European and International Law of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne, from August 1, 2021.

 

July 2021

 

LL.M. Programme director, Professor Andreas Ziegler is one of the drafters of the commentary of the Swiss constitution that was published in July 2021. 

 

 

July 2021

We are proud to announce that Professor Francesco Maiani, co-director of our LL.M. in International Business Law, will serve as the new director of the University of Lausanne's Law School. Professor Maiani is an Associate Professor of European Law at the University of Lausanne. His research interests include the Law of European Integration, International Human Rights and Refugee Law, as well as EU Migration Law and Policies. Prof. Maiani teaches EU Law and is regularly invited to teach subjects of Migration Law. He holds a law degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza, an LL.M. in European and International Economic Law from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, and of a Ph.D. in Law from the Universities of Lausanne and Milano Statale. He is a former Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI, 2007-2008), a Visiting Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI (2015-2016) and a member of the ODYSSEUS Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe. We wish him every success in this new role!

 

 

June 2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Francesco Maiani chaired a webinar panel discussion on: "European Refugee Law: Blessing or Curse for the 1951 Geneva Convention?". Speakers included: professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (University of New South Wales / Kaldor Center for International Refugee Law), Anja Klug (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR), Nicolas Jacobs (European Asylum Support Office, EASO), Julia Zelvenska (European Council on Refugees and Exiles, ECRE). The video from the event is available here.

June 2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas Ziegler along with Jonathan R. Kabre published a chapter of the book on the impact that ISDS reforms will have on counsel’s activities. The book's chapter can be consulted at: https://serval.unil.ch/resource/serval:BIB_E231D8889C1B.P001/REF.

 

May 2021

 

 
LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi, along with Patrick Wautelet, professor at the University of Liège, and with collaboration of Ilaria Pretelli, Professor Eva Lein, LL.M. Programme Director, Guillaume Kessler, Sara Migliorini and Konstantinos Rokas, published a very thorough article-by-article commentary (1300 pages) in French on the European regulations relating to matrimonial property regimes and property consequences of registered partnerships. The book's description is available at: 
https://www.larcier.com/fr/le-droit-europeen-des-relations-patrimoniales-de-couple-2021-9782802762942.html
This commentary completes the well-reputed commentary on the European regulation on successions, the 2d edition of which was published by professors Bonomi and Wautelet in 2016:
 

May 2021

Along with Cory H. Kent and Georgios Petrochilos, QC, LL.M. Executive Director, Dr. Shaheeza Lalani and LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas R. Ziegler, co-edited Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries, the first volume of the University of Lausanne's BRILL│NIJHOFF Series, International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy (https://brill.com/view/title/59744).

16.02.2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Francesco Maiani along with a postdoc researcher, Ms. Angie Gaugo, published an article on a dialogical account of the evolution of European case-law on access to welfare. The article, which can be consulted here, is an output of the project on the EU free movement and national welfare states of the National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus. More information about the center at: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/.

February 2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi published in "Problemy Prawa Prywatnego Międzynarodowego", a periodical specifically devoted to private international law, his article on the Regulation on Matrimonial Property and its operation in succession cases.

16.02.2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas Ziegler participates in the rountable where specialists adress topics of importance in international dispute resolution. "Settling international economic disputes: ICSID/WTO" will provide a practical perspective on how the two mechanisms have oriented the specialists' practice and whether there may be some common ground for the development of best practices.

22-27.01.2021

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi chairs a meeting of a Working Group of The Hague Conference on Private International Law on the application and functioning of the Hague Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations. Conclusions of the meeting can be accessed here.

December 2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi is the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Private International Law and its Volume 21 (2019-2020) that has just been published and includes 27 contributions from experts from all continents. Yearbook is a widely known international publication devoted to issues of international litigation and conflict of laws. It features, among alia, a doctrine section (covering topics such as the notion of habitual residence, the EU succession regulation, the effects of Brexit and the doctrinal beginnings of conflict of laws), a symposium on Interim Measures in International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, a specialised section on the 2019 Hague Judgments Convention, and national reports on current developments in Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Israel, and Switzerland. 

 

December 2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas Ziegler was appointed President of the Société suisse de droit international effective January 1, 2021.

11.12.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Eva Lein will speak about Brexit and private international law at the virtual seminar of the European Association of Private International Law (EAPIL).
26.11.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi gave a conference for the OAV (Bar of the attorney of Canton de Vaud) on Interim Measures in International Disputes, Jurisdiction and Exequatur.

October 2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Francesco Maiani has contributed with a chapter under the title "The ECJ in Swiss Case-law: A Quantitative/Qualitative Analysis" to the publication "The Impact of the European Court of Justice on the Neighbouring Countries", published by Oxford University Press.

20.10.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Francesco Maiani has written an article on Dublin and solidarity in the New Pact published on the website dedicated to the EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy.
26.09.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas Ziegler was the first speaker at the Joint Biennial Meeting of the French and German Societies of International Law and spoke about "Democratic Legitimacy of the International Legal System". 

17.09.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andreas Ziegler delivered a conference on "Today's Big Challenges of International Economic Law: The Case of Switzerland".

16.09.2020

The launch of the University of Lausanne's new book series with BRILL took place on the shores of Lake Geneva in the presence of some members of the editorial committee and the organisers of a future LL.M./CEDIDAC Conference planned in collaboration with the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Connection Science and the AI Transparency Institute.

   09.2020

LL.M. Programme Manager, Dr Shaheeza Lalani joined REDCompara, an international network of legal experts from 35 countries, founded in 2010 by Dr. Carmen Azcárraga Monzonís, Associate Professor of Private International Law at the University of Valencia (Spain)

10-11.09.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi, will speak at the conference on the Inauguration of the European platform for access to personal and family rights (EPAPFR)

29.05.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Eva Lein has co-authored a paper (with Sir William Blair, former Judge of London's Commercial Court; Professor Louise Gulliver, University of Cambridge; and Judy Fu, 3 Verulam Buildings) calling for breathing space in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic to minimise the risk of a deluge of disputes and to increase the prospect of constructive outcomes.

April 2020

Two students currently enrolled in the LL.M. Programme in International Business Law were awarded partial tuition fee scholarships from The Spark of Hope Foundation.

March 2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Eva Lein taught a course at the Sorbonne University, Paris, on Private International Law and International Commercial Litigation after Brexit.

2-3.03.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi, spoke at NYU at the conference on Autonomous v. Domestic Concepts in the New York Convention

25.02.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Andrea Bonomi, spoke at the conference IGKK/IACPIL Vortragsreihe – Das IPRG nach 40 Jahren in Vienna.

19.02.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Francesco Maiani, had the honour of being invited to speak on the main trends in European case law on 19 February 2020 at a hearing of experts regarding the reform of the Dublin system. The hearing was organised by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. The Dublin system governs the sharing of responsibilities between EU and EFTA states with respect to asylum matters. See http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20200219-0900-COMMITTEE-LIBE (at 11:30:00).

13.02.2020

The book co-edited by LL.M. Programme Manager, Dr Shaheeza Lalani, entitled Intergenerational Equity: Environmental and Cultural Concerns was reviewed in the newest issue of the Intergenerational Justice Review (www.igjr.org).

22 - 24.01.2020

LL.M. Programme Director, Professor Eva Lein taught a block course at Vienna University on Private International Law and International Commercial Litigation after Brexit.

08.01.2020

LL.M. Programme Manager, Dr Shaheeza Lalani, was listed among 70 experienced women trade experts for inclusion in the CETA List of Arbitrators, compiled and provided to CETA signatories by Dr Katherine Simpson. Dr Simpson’s initiative has been shortlisted for the Global Arbitration Review’s “Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge” Award. The 10th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony takes place on 2 April 2020.

 

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