14 August 2015
Save The Date Notice:
of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad:
The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of
the Hague Conventions
Monday, 2 November 2015
Gewirz Center 12th
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C.
The Center on Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce a one day conference to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Hague Service Convention and the 45th Anniversary of the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention.
Panels of distinguished international scholars and practitioners will discuss topics such as (a) the origins, theory and practice of the Conventions, (b) the role of Central Authorities, (c) how civil lawyers and common lawyers deal with issues under the Conventions, and (d) future challenges facing those who use convention mechanisms.
Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, will provide opening remarks, and the luncheon keynote speaker will be the Hon. Rimski Yeun, Hong Kong's Secretary of Justice.
The event will conclude with a reception.
No fee for attendance. On-line pre-registration will be available shortly.
A draft programme will be available in due course.
Georgetown University Law Center's Center on Transnational Business and the Law
Covington and Burling LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Jones Day (Washington, D.C.)
Winston & Strawn LLP (Washington, D.C.)
American Branch of the International Law
American Society of International Law
ABA Section of International Law
The Hague Conference on Private International Law