Summer School on Transnational tort litigation: jurisdiction and remedies

University of Bologna, School of law, Ravenna Campus: 15-19 July 2019

The Department of Juridical Sciences of the University of Bologna (Italy), Ravenna Campus, has organized a Summer School on Transnational tort jurisdiction: jurisdiction and remedies, to be held in Ravenna, on July 15-19, 2019.

The program of the Summer School deals with of transnational jurisdiction, private international law and remedies available in tort cross-border litigation, with both a theoretical and a practical approach.

The Faculty of the Summer School is composed of U.S. and U.E. experts in this area of the law, in order to provide a comparative perspective to the participants. The Director of the School is Prof. Michele Angelo Lupoi, who teaches Civil Procedural Law and European Judicial Cooperation at the University of Bologna.

The U. S. perspective will be centered on procedural remedies for mass-torts (class actions) and on the assumption of jurisdicion in transnational toxic tort litigation (e. g. asbestos and tobacco tort disputes). The E. U. part of the program will deal with Regulation n. 1215 of 2012 as concerns jurisdiction in tort claims and Regulation n. 864 of 2008, in relation to the law applicable to transnational tort disputes. In particular, art. 7, n. 2 or Regulation n. 1215, on tort jurisdiction, will be analysed in-depth, in relation to specific areas of application (e. g. online defamation, IP litigation, economic and financial damages).

The Summer School is aimed at law students as well as law graduates and lawyers who want to obtain a specialised knowledge in this complex and fascinating area of International civil procedure.

The pre-registration form and the program of the Summer School may be downloaded from this link.

It is possible to register until 28 June 2019. Registration fee is 200,00 €.

For info: micheleangelo.lupoi@unibo.it

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