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Dedicated to the memory of Peter E. Nygh (1933-2002), this book contains thirty original contributions authored by prominent private international law lawyers from all over the globe. Their themes include private international law, international litigation, arbitration, uniform law and European legal integration. Their treatises and approaches vary from thematic, in-depth studies to studies of a comparative nature. Born in Hamburg, Germany, and raised in the Netherlands and in Australia where his academic career started, Peter Nygh was one of the few scholars with excellent knowledge of both the common law and civil law legal systems and an in-depth understanding of their differences and similarities. He was an indispensable member, promoter and leader in the International Law Association and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Most of these papers are based on supranational experiences and aim to continue a comparative law-based analysis of problems so well applied by Nygh.