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Commercial Issues in Private International Law

A Common Law Perspective

Editor(s): Michael Douglas, Vivienne Bath, Mary Keyes, Andrew Dickinson
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Published: 13-06-2019
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 408
ISBN: 9781509922895
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Studies in Private International Law
RRP: £102.60
Online price : £92.34
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About Commercial Issues in Private International Law

As people, business, and information cross borders, so too do legal disputes. Globalisation means that courts need to apply principles of private international law with increasing frequency. Thus, as the Law Society of New South Wales recognised in its 2017 report The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession, knowledge of private international law is increasingly important to legal practice. In particular, it is essential to the modern practice of commercial law.

This book considers key issues at the intersection of commercial law and private international law. The authors include judges, academics and practising lawyers, from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. They bring a common law perspective to contemporary problems concerning the key issues in private international law: jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The book also addresses issues of evidence and procedure in cross-border litigation, and the impact of recent developments at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements on common law principles of private international law.

Table Of Contents

Foreword
The Hon William Gummow AC
Editors' Preface
Commercial Issues in Private International Law
The Hon Justice Steven Rares

PART I: JURISDICTION
In Absentia: The Evolution and Reform of Australian Rules of Adjudicatory Jurisdiction
Professor Andrew Dickinson
The Exercise of Jurisdiction and the Role of Enforcement Professor
Vivienne Bath
The Case Management Stay in Private International Law
Professor Reid Mortensen

PART II: FOREIGN JUDGMENTS
The 2005 Hague Convention: A Panacea for Non-Exclusive and Asymmetric Jurisdiction Agreements Too?
Ms Brooke Marshall
Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in China: The Proposal of a Registration System
Dr Jie (Jeanne) Huang

PART III: CHOICE OF LAW
Paying Attention to Choice of Law in International Commercial Arbitration – or – Why the Conflict of Laws Always Matters
Dr Benjamin Hayward
The Conflict of Laws as a Shared Language for the Cross-Border Application of Statutes
Dr Maria Hook
Choice of Law in the Age of Statutes: A Defence of Statutory Interpretation after Valve
Mr Michael Douglas

PART IV: THE DEVELOPING LEGAL LANDSCAPE
New and Alternative Approaches to Proof of Foreign Law: A Practitioners' Perspective
Mr Justin Hogan-Doran and Dominique Hogan-Doran SC
The Rise of Party Autonomy in Commercial Conflict of Laws
Professor TM Yeo
Developing Australian Private International Law: The Hague Choice of Court Convention & The Hague Principles of Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts Professor
Mary Keyes

PART V: CONCLUDING REMARKS
Concluding Remarks
The Hon Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton AM RFD
Index

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