HCCH a|Bridged: Innovation in Cross-Border Litigation and Civil Procedure

Edition 2019: The HCCH Service Convention in the Era of Electronic
and Information Technology
11 December 2019 – The Hague, Netherlands


  • Christophe BERNASCONI | Secretary General, HCCH

Ground Rules

  • Elizabeth ZORRILLA | Legal Officer, HCCH 

Introspective and Three Questions

  • Gérardine GOH ESCOLAR | First Secretary, HCCH

The Prism: The Tech Battle for e-Service

  • Theodore FOLKMAN | Partner, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP / Founder, Letters Blogatory (Presentation)
  • Katerina OSSENOVA | Trial Attorney, Office of International Judicial Assistance, Office of Foreign Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice (Presentation)
  • Emma VAN GELDER | PhD Candidate, Erasmus University Rotterdam / Research Member, Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab, Oxford University (Presentation)
  • Florian HEINDLER | Assistant Professor, Sigmund Freud University (Presentation)

HCCH Unplugged: The Convention Rebooted

Knowing me, knowing EU: Lessons on Privacy & Security from the Service Regulation Revision

  • Marie VAUTRAVERS | Deputy Head, Private International Law Unit, Civil Affairs & Seals Directorate, Ministry of Justice, France (Presentation)

Can I help you, officer? Technology to the Aid of Judicial Officers

  • Aashna BHIKHARI | Judicial Officer & Innovation Team Member, International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) (Presentation)

You’ve (Still) Got Mail: Postal Channels in the 21st Century

The Lab: All Across the World

  • David COOK | Queen’s Bench Master, Judiciary of England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Yoon Jung CHOI | Judge, Seoul Central District Court, Republic of Korea (Presentation)
  • Carlos VIEIRA VON ADAMEK | Judge & Secretary-General, National Council of Justice, Federative Republic of Brazil

HCCH Unplugged: NewTech

Trending on social media? #YouveBeenServed!

  • Christine KALIBBALA | Lecturer, Wittenborg University / Catholic University of Lille (Presentation)

Legal Docs and Chains of Blocks: Transmitting and storing legal records via DLT

  • Madi SAKEN | Senior Legislative Coordinator, Blockchain & Data Center Industry Association of Kazakhstan

Scanned, Sealed, Delivered: The Legality of Scanned and Printed Documents

  • Ellen GILLEY | Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP (Presentation)

Let’s Get Digital: Access to Justice in a digitized world

  • Nicolás LOZADA-PIMIENTO | Partner, Rincón-Cuellar & Asociados / Professor, Externado University of Colombia (Presentation)

The Open Lab: The Text of Tomorrow

  • Xandra KRAMER | Professor of European Civil Procedure, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Florence GUILLAUME | Professor of Private International Law, University of Neuchâtel
  • Louise Ellen TEITZ | Professor of Law, Roger Williams University

The Wrap Up

  • Gérardine GOH ESCOLAR | First Secretary, HCCH (Presentation)