EUPILLAR Project Conference on Cross-Border Litigation in Europe (London, 16-17 June 2016)

The final project conference of EUPILLAR, organised by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds, and the Centre for Private International Law, the University of Aberdeen, will take place in the London School of Economics (New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Field) on Thursday 16th June and Friday 17th June 2016. It is free to attend, but pre-registration is required:

The programme is available here.

Spanish EUPILLAR Project Conference (Madrid, 2 June 2016)

The Spanish research team of the EUPILLAR Project (Professor Dr Carmen Otero García-Castrillón and Dr Samia Benaissa Pedriza, Complutense University of Madrid) is organising a conference as a part of the Project focusing on Spanish experience on civil, commercial and family matters under the EU private international law framework. The conference will take place at Complutense University of Madrid on 2 July 2016 and it will be held in Spanish.

German EUPILLAR Project Conference on “The Assessment of European PIL in Practice – State of the Art and Future Perspectives” (Freiburg, 14-15 April 2016)

After a practitioners‘ workshop conducted in Freiburg last year, the German branch of the project (Prof. Jan von Hein) is now organizing an academic conference which focuses on the experience gathered in German court practice so far. The conference will take place on 14-15 April 2016 in Freiburg and features high-level academics dealing with pervasive issues such as European and domestic court organization, the methods of evaluating PIL instruments and the application of foreign law in practice. Moreover, court practice on PIL instruments such as Rome I and II, Brussels I(bis) and II(bis) will be analyzed and discussed. The conference language is German and the proceedings will be published in the „Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft“. Participation is free of charge, but requires a prior registration. 

Kick-Off Workshop on “Cross-Border Litigation in Europe: European and British Perspectives on the Private International Law Legislative Framework, Juridical Experience and Practice” (Aberdeen, 17 April 2015)

The Centre for Private International Law at the Law School of the University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce that the kick-off workshop of the EUPILLAR Project will take place at the University of Aberdeen, King’s College Conference Centre on 17 April 2015 between 9am and 5.50pm.

Pre-registration is required via email to Please include your name and affiliation. Attendance is free of charge for the first 20 people to register for the event. For subsequent registrations, the Centre for Private International Law reserves the right to charge a small fee for catering costs and will notify those requesting to attend how much this will be if it is required.

The programme is found here.