Building on the successful conferences held in Aberdeen (2005), Birmingham (2007), New York (2009), Milan (2011), Madrid (2013), Cambridge (2015) and Rio (2017) the Journal of Private International Law was holding its 8th Conference at the University of Munich from 12 – 14 September 2019. 

Following the call for papers the Editors of the Journal (Professor Jonathan Harris QC of King’s College, London and Professor Paul Beaumont FRSE of the University of Stirling) and the organizer of the conference (Professor Anatol Dutta, University of Munich) have selected from a great number of applications from all over the world a variety of papers covering all areas of private international law which were presented in a mixture of plenary (Friday) and parallel panel sessions (Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning).

More than 190 participants from around 50 jurisdictions had registered for the conference and discussed 112 papers in 32 plenary and parallel sessions. There was a special plenary panel on “Women and PIL” on Friday afternoon.

We thank the publisher Routledge (https://www.routledge.com) and the German Federal Chamber of Notaries (https://www.bnotk.de/en/) for their generous support.