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: 
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 February 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 February 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 January 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.

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