HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021: Innovation in Transnational Litigation. 

HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021 will discuss contemporary issues relating to the application of the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, including the promotion of party autonomy and the establishment of international commercial courts around the globe. The event will feature a keynote speech by Prof. Trevor Hartley, one of the co-authors of the Explanatory Report on the Choice of Court Convention, as well as two panels of global experts, who will discuss the benefits of the Convention for various stakeholders. 

The event will be hosted online on Wednesday 1 December 2021, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. CET. The Programme for HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021 is available (in English) on the Choice of Court Section of the HCCH website. 

Interested persons are invited to register here. The deadline for registrations is Friday 26 November 2021, at 5.00 p.m. CET. While participation is free of charge, the number of participants will be limited, and registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note that the event will be held primarily in English; simultaneous English / Spanish interpretation will be provided. Due to resourcing constraints, French interpretation will not be provided, although participants are of course free to intervene in French. 

The Permanent Bureau wishes to extend its gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, for its generous sponsorship of the HCCH a|Bridged series, as well as to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Academy for Law, the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), for their significant contribution to the organisation of this event. 

The HCCH a|Bridged series was launched in 2019 with the aim of convening experts and stakeholders from different backgrounds to discuss and debate the very latest in transnational civil or commercial litigation. Edition 2019 focused on the theme “The HCCH Service Convention in the Era of Electronic and Information Technology” and Edition 2020 commemorated the Golden Anniversary of the HCCH 1970 Evidence Convention.  

Additional information on the 2005 Choice of Court Convention is available in the Choice of Court Section of the HCCH website.