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Case of the Day: Strategic Technologies v. Procurement Bureau

Posted on December 7, 2020

The case of the day is Strategic Technologies Pte Ltd. v. Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China Ministry of National Defense, [2020] EWCA Civ. 1604. Strategic Technologies had a contract to supply goods to the Taiwanese government. The contract had an arbitration clause requiring arbitration in Taipei and was governed by Taiwan law. A dispute arose, and Strategic Technologies brought a lawsuit in Singapore. The government sought a stay pending arbitration, which the court granted, but then the government failed to arbitrate. As a result, the stay was lifted and the case went to a default judgment in 2002 (the lower court had held that by participating even to the limited extent of seeking a stay, the Taiwanese government had submitted to the…

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Conference Announcement: The 2019 Hague Judgments Convention—A Game Changer?

Posted on February 10, 2020

The Catholic University of Milan is hosting a conference on April 23, 2020 titled: “The 2019 Hague Judgments Convention—A Game Changer?” The conference is chaired by Fausto Pocar and will feature Gilles Cuniberti, Elena D’Allesandro, Francisco Garcimartín Alférez, Marko Jovanovic, Antonio Leandro, Matthias Weller, and Luca Radicati di Brozolo. The keynote will be delivered by João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, First Secretary of the HCCH. Friend of Letters Blogatory Pietro Franzina is organizing the conference, so it is sure to be well worth your time. You can sign up on the conference website. Highly recommended!

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The Judgments Convention Is Here

Posted on July 17, 2019

The Judgments Convention has been adopted! This is the culmination of decades of work to fill one of the biggest gaps in private international law. The immediate prospects for American participation in the Convention are unclear. Indeed, in the days since adoption, only one state, Uruguay, has signed the Convention. But these things take time and we should wait some times—years, probably—before making judgments.

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