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Global Private International Law

Adjudication without Frontiers Edited by Horatia Muir Watt, Professor of Law, SciencesPo Law School, Paris, France, Lucia Bíziková, Trainee in an international law firm, London, UK, Agatha Brandão de Oliveira, Guest Lecturer, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil and member of the Brazilian Bar and Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, Professor of Law, SciencesPo Law School, Paris, France
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.
Extent: 640 pp
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Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 922 1
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  • Law - Academic
  • Private International Law
  • Global and Transnational Law
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.
Contributors: F. Antunes Madeira da Silva, S. Archer, C. Avasilencei, P.S Berman, G.A. Bermann, R. Bismuth, L. Bíziková, S. Bollée, J. Bomhoff, S. Brachotte, A. Brandão de Oliveira, H. Buxbaum, L. Carballo Piñeiro, C. Chalas, D. Coester-Waltjen, G. Cordero-Moss, S. Corneloup, F. Costa Morosini, G. Cuniberti, J. d'Aspremont, J. Daskal, S. Dezalay, R. Fentiman, D.P. Fernández Arroyo, T. Ferrando, S. Fulli-Lemaire, U. Grusic, H. Harata, L. Hennebel, J. Heymann, P. Kinsch, H. Kupelyants, K. Langenbucher, F. Latty, O. Le Meur, G. Lewkowicz, F.-X. Licari, F. Marchadier, T. Marzal, R. Michaels, A. Mills, H. Muir Watt, N. Najjar, V.H. Pinto Ido, E. Pataut, D. Restrepo-Amariles, D. Rosenblum, C. Salomão Filho, M. Sanchez-Badin, P. Schiff Berman, J. Sgard, D. Sindres, E. Supiot, C. Thomale, K. Trilha, H. van Loon, J. Verhellen, M. Weidemaier, M. Wells-Greco
Contents:

Introduction

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 Ivory Coast)
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

Part V Global market: Unfamiliar foci of concern
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 Régis Bismuth

22. Financial markets: Banco Santander v Transport Companies
Catalina Avasilencei and Gilles Cuniberti

23. Global labour market: Laval
Uglješa Grušić 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

Index