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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 will be 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 Aberdeen) 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 will be presented in a mixture of plenary (Friday) and parallel panel sessions (Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning).

More than 180 participants from around 50 jurisdictions have registered for the conference and will discuss 127 papers in 32 plenary and parallel sessions. There will be 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.