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February 2018

Conference - Cross-Border Issues in Australasian Courts


This symposium centres on the treatment of cross-border issues by the domestic courts of Australia and New Zealand, encompassing a wide range of public and private international law topics.

This one-and-a-half-day event consists of a public lecture on the afternoon of 13 Feb and a full day workshop on 14 Feb. The workshop is being hosted at Victoria University of Wellington Law School and jointly organised with Otago Law School under the auspices of the NZ Centre of International Economic Law.

13 February 2018 – Public lecture – 2pm in GBLT2 – Professor Jürgen Basedow (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg) will give a public lecture providing a European perspective on the legal challenges posed by Brexit, with a response from a common law perspective from Professor Mary Keyes (Griffith University, Queensland). More information

14 February 2018 – an invite-only workshop – encompassing aspects of both private and public international law, but with a focus on the impact of cross-border issues within the domestic courts. Cross-border issues are an under-explored aspect of law in Australasia. The keynote speaker is Professor Jürgen Basedow. More information

NZ Law Foundation has awarded up to $7,500 towards bringing Professor Basedow and Professor Keyes to New Zealand for this event