Center Event “Dialogue with the US delegation to the Hague Conference on the proposal for a world-wide Judgment Convention” at NYU on 10/23

The NYU Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law is pleased to announce a special event to be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, at NYU School of Law in Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan St., Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th floor, from 6:00-9:00 PM.  There will be a Dialogue with the US delegation to the Hague Conference on the proposal for a world-wide Judgment Convention.

The event is an opportunity to provide members of the US delegation, who will be in attendance, with comments about the present Draft proposal as well as the desirability of having the United States join such a Convention. The delegation is also interested in issues that lawyers and their clients have faced with respect to recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments both here and abroad and how a Convention might address some of those issues. There will be an upcoming meeting of delegations at the Hague in mid-November, and this discussion will be of great assistance to the US delegation in those negotiations. The latest (Feb. 2017) proposed draft of the Convention is attached here.

The event is being co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education headed by Professor Ronald Brand, who is a member of the U.S. delegation. It is also being organized in cooperation with the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar. A number of Committee members, along with others who have special expertise in cross-border recognition and enforcement, have agreed to actively participate in the Dialogue. It should be an exciting and informative evening, and we hope that you will be able to join us.

The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law aims at the advancement of the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital to the legal and business communities to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and between firms and consumers in the international arena