Fall 2014 Faculty
University of Torino
Professor Besso, full professor for Civil Procedure since 2000, joined the Law Faculty of the University of Torino in 2008 after serving as a professor of law at the University of Piemonte Orientale (2000-2008), and as junior professor at the University of Palermo (1998-2000). She has been visiting fellow at the Cardozo Law School (2013), at the Italian Academy at Columbia University (2008), at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of London (2005-2006), and at the University College of Oxford (1998). As a DAAD scholar she conducted research at the University of Bielefeld (1995). Member of the Board of the Review "Giurisprudenza Italiana", Professor Besso is on the Executive Committee of the "Scuola di specializzazione per le professioni legali" of the Universities of Torino and Piemonte Orientale, and is member of the Board of the Doctorate on "Law, Individuals, and the Market". An expert in the law of evidence, transnational dimensions of civil procedure, and alternatives to adjudication, Professor Besso has written and lectured in these fields..
Il processo civile. Nozioni generali, Torino: Giappichelli, 2014 [BOOK]
Problemi e prospettive delle corti supreme: esperienze a confronto (ed. with Chiarloni), Napoli: ESI, 2012 [BOOK]
The Italian Litigation System: A Civil Law System with a Touch of Common Law, in Civil Procedure in Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Eurasia Context, ed. by Maleshin, Moscow, 2012, 269-277
Cooperation in the Taking of Evidence, International Journal of Procedural Law, 2012, 68-87
L'attuazione della direttiva europea n. 52 del 2008: uno sguardo comparativo, Rivista trimestrale di diritto e procedura civile, 2012, 863-888
Mediazione obbligatoria: lo stato delle cose, Giurisprudenza Italiana, 2012, 227-231
Provisional Measures and Taking of Evidence: A European Perspective, in Comparative Studies on Enforcement and Provisional Measures, edited by Stürner - Kawano, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011, 390-397
Evidence and Proof in Business Tort Litigation, in Cross Border Insolvency, Intellectual property Litigation, Arbitration and Ordre Public, edited by Stürner - Kawano, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011, 369-376
La discovery anglo-americana: un insospettato trapianto dal processo romano-canonico, in Aequitas sive deus. Studi in onore di Rinaldo Bertolino, vol. II, Torino: Giappichelli, 2011, 1193-1206
Evidence: the Framework, Taking of Evidence, Pre-Action Taking of Evidence, in Civil Justice in Italy, edited by De Cristoforo - Trocker, Tokio: Jigakusha, 2010, 91-122, 297-306
La mediazione italiana, Revista eletrônica de direito processual, 2010, 248-269
La mediazione civile e commerciale (ed.), Torino: Giappichelli, 2010 [BOOK]
Discovery all'estero: un nuovo capitolo del confronto tra Europa e Stati Uniti, in Il diritto processuale civile internazionale, a cura di Consolo e De Cristofaro, Milano: IPSOA, 2006, 1387-1397
Standard europeo di giustizia civile e accertamento dei fatti, Nuove autonomie, 2006, 205-210
Actualité de l'action des associations des consommateurs en Italie dans la perspective européenne, in Le droit des consommateurs et les procédures spécifiques en Europe, edited by Rochfeld - Jeuland, Paris: EJT, 2005, 131-140
Taking of Evidence Abroad: From the 1970 Hague Convention to the 2001 European Regulation, in International Civil Litigation in Europe and Relations with Third States, edited by Nuyts - Watté, Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2005, 365-379
La prova prima del processo, Torino: Giappichelli, 2004 [BOOK]
La sentenza civile inesistente, Torino: Giappichelli, 1997 [BOOK]
Probabilità e prova: considerazioni sulla struttura del giudizio di fatto, Rivista trimestrale di diritto e procedura civile, 1991, 1119-1163
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
LLB (Hons) ( U. Javeriana, Colombia), MSc Regulation (LSE) and PhD candidate (Oxford)
My key research interests are in the areas of subnational autonomy, utilities regulation and social rights in Colombia. Currently, I am conducting my doctoral research at Oxford University under the supervision of Professor Christopher Hood (Fellow of All Souls College and former director of the ESRC Public Services Programme) and Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó (Research Fellow at St Antony's College). My doctoral studies focus on the recentralisation processes in Colombia. In 2004, I obtained the third highest score in Colombia (3/8577) in the State undergraduate test of knowledge of Law (ECAES - Pruebas Saber Pro). From 2008 to 2011, I was Director of the Center for Studies in International Law "Francisco Suárez, S.J" and Editor of the International Law Journal "International Law Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional"(ISSN-1692-8156) at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (private Jesuit university located in Bogotá, Colombia). In 2010, I received the Honorable Mention of the 'Concurso Nacional José Ignacio De Márquez sobre Derecho Economico', a national Law and Economics paper contest. My work has been cited by some Colombian authorities such as the Constitutional Court, Defensoría del Pueblo (Ombudsman), Contraloría General de la República (National Fiscal Control Office) and Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios (Domestic Utility Services Superintendency). I am member of the American Political Science Association -APSA-(Public Administration), the Latin American Studies Association -LASA- (Decentralization and Sub-national Governance), as well as of the European Consortium for Political Research -ECPR-. Also, I am a founder member of the Colombian Society of International Law, as well as a founder member of the Center for Studies in Public Utilities, Infrastructure and Telecommunications and the Centre for Studies in Regional Finances and Development at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
"La Garantía de los Derechos Sociales" (Social Rights Guarantees) (ISBN 978-958-716-310-0), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Ibàñez Press, 2009. Reprinted in 2013. With Alfredo Bateman, Juliana Vengoechea and Juanita López. Foreword by Nilson Pinilla Pinilla, Judge of the Colombian Constitutional Court.
Regulatory agencies and courts in the South: the overlaps in the Colombian water regulation, Journal of Politics in Latin America (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 1868-4890), 5 (2) 2013, pp. 105-132.
Political institutions and judicial role: an approach in context, the case of the Colombian Constitutional Court, Vniversitas (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 0041-9060), No.119.2009, pp. 55-92 (with D. Landau).
La protección de la propiedad de la tierra en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y su aplicación al caso de las comunidades campesinas en Colombia (The protection of land in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and its application to Colombian rural communities), International Law. Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (peer-reviewed journal -ISSN 1692-8156), No.14.2009, pp.71-105 (with G. Maldonado).
El Régimen Tarifario de los Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios y la Cláusula de Progresividad de los DESC en Colombia (Regulation of public utility rates and the obligation of progressive realization of economic, social, and cultural rights in Colombia), Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Económico (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 1692-3103), No.5. 2009, pp.201-240.
"Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios": una reinterpretación desde el Bloque de Constitucionalidad (Household Public Utilities: a reinterpretation from the perspective of the "Constitutional Block"), Vniversitas (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 0041-9060), No.117.2008, pp.171-196 (with J. Schonberger).
La Obligación de Progresividad de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales: el caso de los Servicios Públicos en Colombia (The Obligation of progressive realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: the case of Colombian public utilities), International Law. Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 1692-8156), No.12.2008, pp.217-252 (with L. García).
La problemática actual de los paraísos fiscales (Current problems around Tax Havens Issue), International Law. Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 1692-8156), No.10.2007, pp.311-338 (with J. Schonberger).
Asistencia Estatal a los Desplazados y Reparaciones en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Public assistance and reparations to forcefully displaced persons in the Inter-American Human Rights System), International Law. Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (peer-reviewed journal - ISSN 1692-8156), No.8.2006, pp. 161-194 (with Juana Acosta).
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The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Dr Cian C. Murphy is the 2014/15 Academic Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies and a faculty member of The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London. At CTLS he teaches The Rule of Law Under Globalisation (Fall 2014) and the core course Transnational Law and Governance (Spring 2015 - co-teaching with Philomila Tsoukala). In Spring 2013, Dr Murphy was a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center and the NYU School of Law.
Before joining the King's faculty in September 2010 Dr Murphy was Teaching Fellow at University College London and Research Fellow at City University. He has been Visiting Lecturer on the LL.M degrees at NUI Galway (2012) and Queen Mary University of London (2014). Dr Murphy holds degrees from University College Cork (BCL, 2005) and King's College London (LL.M, 2006 & Ph.D, 2010).
Dr Murphy's research and teaching interests lie in the relationship between collective power and individual rights and the role that law plays in that relationship. His publications examine transnational governance, counter-terrorism law, security co-operation, and human rights. His most recent monograph, EU Counter-terrorism Law: Pre-emption & the Rule of Law , won the SLS Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (Second Prize) in 2013. Dr Murphy also recently published, with Diego Acosta Arcarazo, EU Security and Justice Law: After Lisbon and Stockholm . Dr Murphy's current writing focuses on the dynamics of transnational law and will result in a monograph, Control Beyond the State, to be published in 2015.
In public debate Dr Murphy has written for Human Rights in Ireland and The Guardian. He was a legal consultant in the leading case, C-584/10 P Commission v Kadi, before the European Court of Justice. Support for his research has come from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the National University of Ireland, the Modern Law Review, the EU Framework Programme 7, the Fulbright Commission and the British Academy. A selection of his research publications can be found on SSRN.
At King's, Dr Murphy serves as Chair of College Examination Misconduct & Disciplinary Committees, and has served as acting Chair of the College Research Degrees Examination Board. His previous leadership roles also include Director of Graduate Research Studies, Head of Graduate Studies for Law, and Chair of the Examination Board for the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice.
University of Melbourne
Director of Studies, International Tax and Tax
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +61 3 834 46202
Fax: +61 3 8344 9971
Ann O'Connell is Professor at Melbourne Law School specialising in taxation. She is Special Counsel at Allens Linlaters, Solicitors, a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and a member of the Australian Tax Office Public Rulings Panel. She is also a member of the Working Group established by the Assistant Treasurer in 2012 to consider the tax concessions for the Not-For-Profit Sector.
Ann lectures in taxation and in corporations and securities regulation. In the Melbourne Law Masters program she teaches Taxation of Remuneration, Taxation of Superannuation , Taxation of Sport and Capital Gains Tax - Problems in Practice.as well as Regulation of Securities Offerings, Regulation of Securities Markets;
She is co-author of Income Tax: Text, Materials and Essential Cases (Federation Press) now in its 7th edition. She has also written on taxation of charities, taxation of superannuation and on capital gains tax issues.
I. Landau, A. O'Connell and I. Ramsay, 'Incentivising Employees: The Theory, Policy and Practice of Employee Share Ownership Plans in Australia', (1 ed, 2013).
M. Kobetsky, A. O'Connell, C. Brown, R. Fisher and C. Peacock, 'Income Tax: Text, Materials and Essential Cases', (8 ed, 2012).
M. Kobetsky, R. Krever, A. O'Connell and M. Stewart, 'Income tax: Text, materials and essential cases', (7 ed, 2008).
M. Kobetsky, R. Krever, A. O'Connell and M. Stewart, 'Income Tax, Text, Materials and Essential Cases', (6 ed, 2006).
M. Kobetsky, A. O'Connell and M. Stewart, 'Income tax text, materials and esential cases', (5 ed, 2005).
M. Kobetsky, M. Dirkis and A. O'Connell, 'Income Tax: Text, Materials and Essential Cases', (4 ed, 2003).
M. Kobetsky, M. Dirkis and A. O'Connell, 'Income Tax: Text, Materials and Essential Cases', (3 ed, 2001).
A. O'Connell, 'Financial services, products and markets' in T. Ciro, C. Symes (ed), Corporations Law: In Principle (2013) 543-587.
A. O'Connell, 'Fundraising' in T. Ciro, C. Symes (ed), Corporations Law: In Principle (2013) 515-542.
A. O'Connell, 'Takeovers' in T. Ciro, C. Symes (ed), Corporations Law: In Principle (2013) 589-622.
A. O'Connell, 'Charitable treatment? - A short history of the taxation of charities in Australia' in J. Tiley (ed), Studies in the History of Tax Law (2011) 91-124.
A. O'Connell, M. Kobetskym. Stewart, 'Australia' in P. Bongaarts, D. Bouzoraa, G. Maisto, A. Pelvang (ed), Investment Funds: International Guide to the Taxation and Regulation of Mutual Investment Funds and their Investors (2006) 1-111.
A. O'Connell, 'Financial services and markets' in S. Woodward, H. Bird, S. Sievers (ed), Corporations Law in Principle (2005) 407-427.
A. O'Connell, 'Fundraising' in S. Woodward, H. Bird, S. Sievers (ed), Corporations Law in Principle (2005) 387-405.
A. O'Connell, 'Takeovers' in S. Woodward, H. Bird, S. Sievers (ed), Corporations Law in Principle (2005) 429-449.
R. Krever and A. O'Connell, 'Australia' in R. Betten (ed), Share Buy-Backs by Listed Companies from Individual Minority Shareholders (2002) 13-45.
A. O'Connell and M. Whincop, 'Investigating the Future - Taxation Issues' in Bridging the Entrepreneurial Financing Gap (2001) 178-198.
Journal Articles - Refereed
M. Brown, R. Minson, A. O'Connell and I. Ramsay, 'Employee participation in employee share ownership plans: The law, company objectives and employee motives' (2012) 25 Australian Journal of Labour Law 1-12.
J. Chia, M. Harding and A. O'Connell, 'Navigating the politics of charity: Reflections on Aid/Watch Inc v Federal Commissioner of Taxation' (2011) 35 Melbourne University Law Review 353-393.
A. O'Connell, 'Cross border issues arising from employee share ownership plans' (2010) 39 Australian Tax Review 187-204.
I. Landau, A. O'Connell and I. Ramsay, 'Employee share schemes: regulation and policy' (2010) 25 Australian Tax Forum 459-476
A. O'Connell, 'Employee share ownership in unlisted entities: Objectives, current practices and regulatory reform' (2009) 37 Australian Business Law Review 211-238.
I. Landau, R. Mitchell, A. O'Connell, I. Ramsay and S. Marshall, 'Broad-based employee share ownership in Australian listed companies: An empirical analysis' (2009) 37 Australian Business Law Review 412-433.
A. O'Connell and K. Brewster, 'Combatting large-scale tax evasion - Australia's experience' (2008) 62 Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation 145-150.
A. O'Connell, 'Employee share ownership plans: The taxation law framework' (2008) 3 Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association 36-60.
A. O'Connell, 'The Tax Position of Charities in Australia - Why does it have to be so Complicated?' (2008) 37 Australian Tax Review 17-37.
M. Brown, I. Landau, R. Mitchell, A. O'Connelll and I. Ramsay, 'Why do employees participate in employee share plans? A conceptual framework' (2008) 18 Labour & Industry 45-72.
A. O'Connell, 'Retirement Income Policy and the Taxation of Superannuation in Australia' (2003) 57 Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation 431-441.
A. O'Connell, 'Tax Issues for Charities in the New Millennium.' (2002) 7 Deakin Law Review 131-159.
A. O'Connell, 'Section 264 - More power to the commisioner' (2001) 30 Australian Tax Review 52-54.
Amsterdam Law School
Marcel Peeters is Professor of Derivatives Law at the University of Amsterdam. He is not only a lawyer but also an economist. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge in 1984. He held lectureships in economics, and other academic posts, at various universities before taking his law degree at Leiden University (cum laude, 1994). After switching to the legal profession, he initially focused on Supreme Court litigation (cassatie) and litigation-related advisory work at the law firm Houthoff Buruma. Subsequently, and in particular after his move to NautaDutilh (where he worked until 2012), he specialized in financial law (both private law and regulatory), with an emphasis on derivatives law and capital and liquidity requirements.
He lectures on derivatives, intermediated securities and clearing and settlement as part of the Masters programme. He is Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, where he has lectured on financial collateral arrangements and on intermediated securities.
His research interests include derivatives as instruments of risk allocation, various legal and economic aspects of security interests, and restructuring and resolution of banks and other financial institutions. His research is part of the research programme of the Center for Financial Law of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics.
The Chair in Derivatives Law is endowed by the Foundation Securities, Markets and Regulation ( Stichting Effecten, Markten en Regulering), with financial support from Euronext.
University of Toronto
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Denise Réaume is Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, and a Visiting Professor at Oxford University. She holds law degrees from Oxford, where she attended Balliol College, and Queen's University, Kingston.
Denise teaches in the areas of tort law, tort theory, discrimination law and administrative law. She has written extensively on official language rights in Canada, discrimination law, and feminist issues in tort law. She is past editor of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, and current faculty supervisor to the Journal of Law and Equality. She has been actively involved in litigating equality issues, having been a member the Legal Program Committee of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, a public interest organization involved in constitutional litigation.
"Lingua Franca Fever: Sceptical Remarks", forthcoming in C. Menkel-Meadow, V.V. Ramraj & F. Werro (eds.), Teaching Transnational Law: Substantive Issues, Pedagogical Approaches, to be published by Ashgate
"Dignity, Equalty, and Comparison", in Deborah Hellman and Sophia Moreau, eds., Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law, (Oxford: OUP, 2013)
"Dignity, Choice, and Circumstances", in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford: OUP for The British Academy, 2013)
"Philosophy of Language Policy" with Meital Pinto, in Bernard Spolsky ed., Cambridge Handbook on Language Policy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
"Defending the Human Rights Codes from the Charter" (2012) 9 Journal of Law& Equality 67.
"Rewriting Equality: The Pedagogical Use of Women's Court of Canada Judgments", with Jennifer Koshan, Diana Majury, Carissima Mathen, and Megan Evans Maxwell, (2010) 4 Canadian Legal Education Annual Review 121.
"Dignity, Equality, and Second Generation Rights", in Margot Young, Susan B. Boyd, Gwen Brodsky, and Shelagh Day, eds., Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007)
"The Role of Intention in the Tort in Wilkinson v. Downton", Jason Neyers, Ericka Chamberlain, and Steve Pitel, (eds.), Emerging Issues in Tort Law, (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007)
"Discrimination and Dignity", in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Anti-Discrimination Law, part of the International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (2nd Series), Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2004, reprinted from (2003) 63 Louisiana Law Review 645. Also reprinted in Fay Faraday, Margaret Denike, and Kate Stephenson eds., Making Equality Rights Real: Securing Substantive Equality Under the Charter, (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2006).
"Judgment of the Women's Court of Canada in Law v. Canada", (2006) 18 CJWL 143.
"The Relevance of Relevance to Equality Rights", (2006) 31 Queen's Law Journal 696.
"Language Rights: Constitutional Misfits or Real Rights", Andre Braen, Pierre Foucher, Yves Le Bouthilier, eds. Languages, Constitutionalism et Minorités, (Butterworths, 2006.)
"Comparing Theories of Sex Discrimination: The Role of Comparison" (2005) 25 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3, 547-564.
"Insurance and Intentional Torts: The Case of Sexual Battery", (2004) 12 Torts Law Journal 76-93.
"Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered", in Will Kymlicka and Alan Patten, eds., Language Rights and Political Theory, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
"Family Matters: Mothers as Secondary Defendants in Child Abuse Actions", with Shauna Van Praagh, in Stéphane Beaulac, Stephen G.A. Pitel, and Jennifer L.Shulz, The Joy of Torts, (Toronto: Butterworths, 2003). Reprinted from (2002) 17 Supreme Court Law Review 179.
"Indignities: Making a Place for Human Dignity in Modern Legal Thought", (2002) 28 Queen's Law Journal 61.
"Of Pigeon Holes and Principles: A Reconsideration of Discrimination Law", (2002) 40 Osgoode Hall L.J. 113.
"Harm and Fault in Discrimination Law: A Tort Perspective on Recent Developments" (2001) 2 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 349.
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LL.B., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México LL.M., S.J.D., Harvard
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Alvaro Santos is Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) 2014-2015 and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, law and economic development, transnational labor law, and legal theory. His recent scholarship looks at how emerging countries may expand their regulatory policy space for development in the international trade regime.
Professor Santos regularly teaches at Harvard's Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and Georgetown's WTO Academy. He has taught at the University of Texas, Tufts University, Melbourne Law School, and at the University of Turin-ILO Master's program. Professor Santos serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Law and Development Review, and the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law. He holds S.J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Harvard Law School, and a LL.B. from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin American Context (Alvaro Santos, David M. Trubek, Helena Alviar Garcia & Diogo R. Coutinho eds., Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press 2013). [ BOOK]
The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (Alvaro Santos & David M. Trubek eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2006). [ BOOK]
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Alvaro Santos, International Law and Its Discontents: Critical Reflections on the War on Drugs or the Role of Law in Creating Complexity, 106 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 172-176 (2013). [ HEIN]
Book Chapters and Collected Works
Alvaro Santos, The Trouble with Identity and Progressive Origins in Defending Labour Law, in Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance: Liber Amicorum David M. Trubek 207-246 (Gráinne de Búrca, Claire Kilpatrick & Joanne Scott eds., Oxford: Hart Publishing 2014). [ BOOK]
Alvaro Santos, Carving Out Policy Autonomy for Developing Countries in the World Trade Organization: The Experience of Brazil and Mexico, in Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin American Context (Alvaro Santos, David M. Trubek, Helena Alvair Garcia & Diogo R. Coutinho eds., Cambridge University Press 2013). [ BOOK]
Alvaro Santos & David M. Trubek, Introduction: The Third Moment in Law and Development Theory and the Emergence of a New Critical Practice, in The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal 1-18 (Alvaro Santos & David M. Trubek eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2006). [ BOOK]
Alvaro Santos, The World Bank's Uses of the "Rule of Law" Promise in Economic Development, in The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal 253-300 (Alvaro Santos & David M. Trubek eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2006). [ SSRN] [ Gtown Law] [ BOOK]
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Queen Mary, University of London
PhD (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) DEA, Maitrise and LLM (Universities of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cologne)
Avocat à la Cour (Paris Bar)
Solicitor (England & Wales)
Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields
Maxi Scherer is a full-time faculty member at Queen Mary, University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and School of International Arbitration. She teaches International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration and International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement. Maxi Scherer is also the Academic Director of Queen Mary's LLM programme which is to open in Paris in 2013. She has published a number of articles and books in the field of international arbitration and litigation, including as co-author of the forthcoming The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, C.H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford.
Maxi Scherer studied law at Cologne University, Germany (LLM, summa cum laude) and at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (maitrise, DEA, top of class) where she also earned her PhD in international private law (summa cum laude). She is a member of the Paris Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales. Maxi speaks English, French and German fluently. She has practised as a lawyer for almost 15 years and maintains an arbitration and consulting practice with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London.
She has taught International Arbitration and Litigation, International Private Law, European Civil Procedure and Comparative Law at various universities and law schools around the globe, including at Sciences Po Law School Paris, University of Melbourne, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Business School ESCP-EAP Europe Berlin, Pepperdine Law School, University of Basel, Universities of Fribourg/Bern/Neuchâtel, University of Versailles and University of Paris 10 Nanterre. In 2011, Dr Scherer was appointed as Global Hauser Research Fellow at NYU Law School. She has also been selected to serve as Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2016.
Maxi Scherer is a member of the French Committee on Private International Law (ComitÃ© Français de Droit International Privé), the French Comparative Law Society (Société de Législation Comparé), the London Court of International Arbitraiton (LCIA) as well as the German (DIS) and Swiss (ASA) Arbitration Associations. She is also a member of the global advisory board of the ICDR Y&I, the international arm of the American Arbitration Association. Maxi speaks regularly on international arbitration topics at conferences and seminars, including at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators', the Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) of the ICC, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the LCIA, the Inaugural Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and the Centre for Research on International Investment Law (CREDIMI).
Ethics in International Arbitration -- Introduction to The European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with G. Born, in: Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 3, 2009;
The Effects of Insolvency on International Arbitration, in: Kluwerblog, 2009;
Bridging Cultural Gaps in International Arbitration -- Introduction to The European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with G. Born, in: Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 7, 2008;
Commentary of the French Supreme Court decision dated 11 January 2005, in: Revue Critique de Droit International Privé, p. 85, 2006;
Zwänge und Entwicklungen im Prozessrecht: das Neue Deutsche Schiedsverfahrensrecht [Necessity and Development in Procedural Law: The New German Arbitration Law], in: Gerichtsverfahren zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Ökonomie [Judicial Process between Justice and Economics], p. 141, 2005;
Pre-Trial Discovery nach dem Haager Beweisübereinkommen, [Pre-Trial Discovery under the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad], Commentary of the Paris Court of Appeals decision dated 18 September 2003, p.456, IPRax 2005;
Le Nom en Droit International Privé, Etude de droit comparé français et allemand [The Name in Private International Law, a Study of French and German Comparative Law], LGDJ, 2004;
Werbung und Internet, Rechtliche Probleme in Deutschland und in Frankreich [Advertisement and Internet: Legal Issues in Germany and France], in: Rechtsfragen der Informationssgesellschaft, published by Thomas Hoeren/Robert Queck, Erich Schmitt Verlag, 1999;
Pre-Trial Discovery-Maßnahmen in Deutschland: Neuauflage des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Justizkonflikts [Pre-Trial Discovery Measures in Germany: another US-German Judiciary Conflict?], with M. Reufels, in: RIW, p. 667, 1999; and
Die ärztliche Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung im Spannungsfeld von deutschem und europäischem Recht [The Medical Certificate of Incapacity to Work in the Crossfire of German and European Law], with M. Reufels, in: RJHA, p. 85, 1996.
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B.Mus., Conservatory of Northern Greece; LL.B., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A., University Pantheon Assas, Paris II; S.J.D., Harvard
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20001
Philomila Tsoukala is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Her research interests focus on the comparative position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, with a special emphasis on the gendered character of the legal regulation of the family and the market. Her most recent article "Marrying Family Law to the Nation" published in the American Journal of Comparative Law uses legal historical insights from the nation-building stage of European history to analyze the contemporary debates over the harmonization of family law in Europe. She is co-editor of the forthcoming new edition of Professor Judy Areen's Family Law casebook. She teaches Family Law I, European Union Law, Legal Justice, and a seminar on the legal regulation of the Family and the Market. Previously Professor Tsoukala was a Visiting Associate Professor at GULC, a Visiting Assistant Professor (Emerging Scholars Program) at the University of Texas School of Law (Emerging Scholars Program), and a Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School. She has a SJD from Harvard Law School, a master's degree from Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, and a LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Philomila Tsoukala, Judith Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012). [ BOOK]