Colloquium at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

Current challenges for EU cross-border litigation in a changing procedural environment

WEDNESDAY, 26 September 2018

08:45 Welcome and registration
09:00 Opening address by Burkhard Hess (Director, MPI Luxembourg)
09:15 Panel 1: Beyond actor sequitur forum rei
Chair: Séverine Menétrey (Professor, Université du Luxembourg)

Etienne Farnoux
(PhD, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) 
Towards the jurisdictional protection of the alleged victim in cross-border torts?

Lucilla Galanti
(PhD, Università di Bologna) 
CJEU case law and forum connexitatis: how to improve the close connection criterion?

Discussion

10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Panel 2: Collective Redress
Chair: Michal Bobek (Advocate General, CJEU)

Cinzia Peraro (Università degli Studi di Verona)
Cross-border collective redress: Horizontal vs sectoral approach

Discussants: Dr. Stephanie Law and Janek Nowak (both MPI Luxembourg)

12:45 Lunch
13:45 Panel 3: Internet: Disruptor or facilitator?
Chair: Andrew Dickinson (Professor, University of Oxford)

Tobias Lutzi (University of Oxford)
Casting the net – Has the Court of Justice’s approach to online torts made the Brussels framework fit for the internet age?

Alina Ontanu (PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Encoding Justice: The quest for facilitating access to justice by e-handling of cross-border litigation. The example of European uniform procedures

Discussion

15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Panel 4: The Brussels regime and political questions
Chair: Juliane Kokott (Advocate General, CJEU)

Zuzanna Witek (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Loss of mutual trust as a ground for refusal of mutual recognition in the framework of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – Problem analysis on the example of the judiciary crisis in Poland

Discussion

16:30 Closing remarks by by Geert Van Calster (Professor, KU Leuven)

Contact:
If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send your reservation request with your contact details (first name, surname and affiliation) to events@mpi.lu or contact Martina Winkel: (+352) 26 94 88 923.

The participation is free of charge.

Venue:
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Conference room 4th floor
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg