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Global Private International Law: Adjudication without Frontiers

Edited by: Horatia Muir Watt, Lucia Bizikova, Agatha Brandao de Oliveira, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo

ISBN13: 9781788119221
Published: January 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00
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Global Private International Law is a groundbreaking casebook, combining the expertise of over sixty international and interdisciplinary contributors who analyze key legal proceedings in order to provide a comprehensive study of the impact of globalisation on the law.

Providing a unique and clearly structured tool, this book presents an authoritative collection of carefully selected global case studies. Some of these are considered global due to their internationally relevant subject matter, whilst others demonstrate the blurring of traditional legal categories in an age of accelerated cross-border movement. The study of the selected cases in their political, cultural, social and economic contexts sheds light on the contemporary transformation of law through its encounter with conflicting forms of normativity and the multiplication of potential fora.

Key Features:

  • the specific global scope allows the reader to gain a contextualised understanding of legal transformation
  • each case has two commentaries from different viewpoints, ensuring a nuanced perspective on the implications of the global turn in private international law and its importance for adjudication
  • an astute combination of theory and practice ensures readers gain an understanding of the relevance of innovative legal theories in interpreting concrete cases in a changing world
  • comparative material and ground-breaking analysis make this book eminently suitable for use with students and a useful tool for researchers and courts confronted with novel topics or issues.

Conflict of Laws
Part I Jurisdiction: Judging without Frontiers?
1. Post-war yearning for deparochialisation and the siren of free trade: The Bremen v. Zapata Off-Shore Co.
Jacco Bomhoff, Agatha Brandão de Oliveira and Lucia Bíziková
2. Judicial discretion (From Bhopal to Brexit): Owusu v. Jackson
Christelle Chalas and Richard Fentiman
3. Parallel proceedings: Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)
Diego P. Fernández Arroyo qnd Laura Carballo Piñeiro
4. Free-wheeling judgments/awards: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. v. Soler Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc.
George A. Bermann and Giuditta Cordero-Moss
5. By-passing sovereignty: Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)
Sara Dezalay and Simon Archer
Part II The Rise of Informality: Emerging Non-legal Normativities
6. Indigenous norms and judicial anthropology
Song Mao, Alex Mills, Hisashi Harata and Oona Le Meur
7. Non-state authority: FIFA
Franck Latty
8. Informal Codes: Nike v Kasky
Ralf Michaels and Ludovic Hennebel
9. Arbitration and religion: Jivraj v Hashwani
François-Xavier Licari, Sandrine Brachotte and Nathalie Najjar
Part III Changing Structures: New Foundations of the Private Global Economy
10. Emerging global giants: the legal infrastructure and structural causes of economic monopoly: Samsung
Darren Rosenblum, Calixto Salomão Filho and Vitor Henrique Pinto Ido
11. Global supply chains: Doe v. Nestle
Tomaso Ferrando and Samuel Fulli-Lemaire
12. Global market for sovereign debt: Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd.
Jerôme Sgard and Mark Weidemaier
13. Autotomizing financial markets: Lehman Brothers v. BNY Corporate Trustee
Horatia Muir Watt
Part IV Modes of Reasoning: Doing Law beyond the State
14. Mysteries of extraterritoriality: RJR Nabisco, Inc. v European Community
Hannah Buxbaum and Jean d’Aspremont
15. Beyond the State: How far can Rights Reach?: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co
Patrick Kinsch, Chris Thomale and Fabien Marchadier
16. Interpretation at cross-purposes: Dallah v. Pakistan
Hayk Kupelyants and Sylvain Bollée
17. Economic transplants : Lafonta v. Autorité des marchés financiers
Katja Langenbucher and Toni Marzal
18. Mestizo International Law: Petrobras saga
Filipe Antunes Madeira da Silva, Fabio Costa Morosini and Michelle Sanchez Badin
19. Legal challenges of data dominance: Yahoo! v. LICRA and Microssoft - Ireland Cases
Paul Schiff Berman and Jennifer Daskal
20. Global contract governance: Selden v. Airbnb
David Restrepo-Amariles and Gregory Lewkowicz
21. Free movement of corporations: Centros Ltd. v. Erhvervs-og Selskabsstyrelsen
Jeremy Heymann and Regis Bismuth
22. Financial markets: Banco Santander v Transport Companies
Catalina Avasilencei and Gilles Cuniberti
23. Global labour market: Laval
Ugljesa Grusic and Etienne Pataut
Part VI Personhood: Changing identities
24. Surrogacy issues: Mennesson v. France
Kellen Trilha and Dagmar Coester-Waltjen
25. Blind spots (persons and family): Blood
Elsa Supiot and Michael Wells-Greco
26. Cultural identities: Wagner v. Luxembourg
Hans Van Loon and David Sindres
27. Privatisation of international migration flows: Manus Island class action
Sabine Corneloup and Jinske Verhellen