Books Developments in PIL Scholarship

Private International Law in Israel

The third edition of Talia Einhorn’s textbook on Private International Law in Israel is out, published by Wolters Kluwer.

This third, wholly updated and expanded edition provides a clear, comprehensive statement and analysis of private international law in Israel. Israel’s private international law (PIL) regime is not codified, nor is it clearly traceable to any one legal system. Most Israeli PIL sources are available in Hebrew only. On many legal matters there is neither legislation nor case law. There are, however, legal principles from which the pertinent rules may be deduced. Consequently, this study does not confine itself to the rules already existing in Israeli PIL, but also establishes rules in areas where such are missing. In the process of establishing PIL rules, Israeli courts are often directed by parties to engage in a comparative study as to how such problems are solved elsewhere, especially in the European Union and in its Member States, in particular England, due to the affinity of Israeli law to English law since the British Mandate, and in the United States. Therefore, this study offers comparative insights regarding the possible options open to Israeli courts when establishing or refining Israeli PIL rules.

Subjects covered include: national and international sources of Israeli PIL; principles of establishing the applicable law; characterization, substance and procedure, ordre public; renvoi, block reference, economic conflict-of-law rules; natural and legal persons; contractual and non-contractual obligations; property law, incl. IP, means of transportation, cultural property and trusts; company law, incl. dual-listed companies and corporate groups; cross-border insolvency proceedings; family law – both religious laws and secular, territorial laws, matters of marriage and divorce, handled by Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious tribunals, the recognition of civil marriage celebrated abroad, reputed spouses, same-sex spouses and transgenders, personal effects of marriage, maintenance obligation between spouses, determination of parenthood, child adoption, child maintenance, custody of minors, guardianship/parental authority, and child abduction; international succession law; international civil procedure – incl. jurisdictional immunities; international jurisdiction; detailed analysis of procedure in international litigation in Israel; proof of foreign law; judicial assistance; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements; and international arbitration.

For more information, see here.