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Three-Day Conference on EU Private International Law in Lyon

The Research Center on Private International Law (EDIEC – EA 4185) of the University of Lyon III – Jean Moulin (France) will host a three-day conference to understand whether EU Private International Law should be considered as a comprehensive system (Existe-t-il un système de droit international privé de l’Union européenne?), organised by Ludovic Pailler and Cyril Nourissat, on 17 to 19 November 2021.

The presentation of the conference reads as follows:

The ambitious program proposed by the organizers does not only aim to take stock of a vicennial construction of the law of judicial cooperation in civil matters. It should also allow the speakers to assess whether this field of Union law is merely a pile of autonomous texts (at most likely to constitute a few large blocks – family, obligations, etc.) or whether, beyond that, a comprehensive work is taking shape, a true “system” of private international law, in particular thanks to the many judgments handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union. This event will also be an opportunity to question the necessity of a system of private international law in order to constitute the area of civil justice called for by the European Commission. In order to take up this major scientific challenge, the colloquium brings together eminent European authors, specialists in Private international law and Union law. Their analysis will be usefully completed by a comparative approach from points of view from outside the Union (China, Maghreb, USA) and by the intervention of practitioners (lawyers, bailiffs, notaries), better able to evaluate the usefulness of a system for their daily work.

Speakers include numerous PIL specialists, scholars as well as senior officials and practitioners:

Louis d’Avout (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Etienne Farnoux (Strasbourg), Marie Vautravers (European Commission), Tania Jewczuk (French Ministry of Justice) Sandrine Clavel (Paris Saclay), Laurence Idot (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Edouard Treppoz (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Yves El Hage (Lyon 3), Hélène Gaudin (Toulouse 1 Capitole), Bernard Haftel (Sorbonne Paris Nord), Lukas Rass-Masson (Toulouse 1 Capitole), Carine Brière (Rouen), Jean-Baptiste Racine (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Malik Laazouzi (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Emmanuelle Bonifay (Aix-Marseille), Mathias Audit (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Johanna Guillaumé (Rouen), Marie-Elodie Ancel (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Stéphanie Francq (UCLouvain), Samuel Fulli-Lemaire (Strasbourg), Amélie Panet (Lyon 3), Marion Ho-Dac (Artois), Laurence Usunier (Cergy-Pontoise), Kamalia Metiyeha (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Pierre Callé (Paris-Saclay), Fabienne Jault-Seseke (Paris-Saclay), Michael Wilderspin (former administrator, European Commission), Blandine de Clavière (Lyon 3), Sylvaine Poillot Peruzzetto (French Cour de Cassation), Alain Devers (Lyon 3), Marc Cagniart (Notary, Paris), Alice Meier-Bourdeau (Lawyer, Paris Bar), Mathieu Chardon (Baillif), Emmanuel Guinchard (Liverpool), Sami Bostanji (Tunis), Claudia Lima Marques (Porta Alegre), Gustavo Cerqueira (Nîmes), Nicolas Nord (Strasbourg), Fabien Marchadier (Poitiers) and Jérémy Heymann (Lyon 3).

The full programme is available here.

For registration, please write to

Marion is law professor at Artois University (France)

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