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We want to contribute to the dialogue between Common Law and Civil law. Please join us. The Civil and Common Law Dialogue is a lecture series invented by Wolfgang Babeck. 

A. The main opportunity to participate is to become a member of the International Law Section of the Law Council and to attend its event series. Here is a link to previous events including those of the Sydney Seminar Breakfast Series initiated by Wolfgang: http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/ILS/index.php/9-articles/37-past-ils-events 

Further events include:

On 14 March 2017  Henry Burmester AO QC will present on "UK Supreme court Brexit decision - what implication does it have for Australian treaty making"

http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/ILS/images/events/ILS_Breakfast_Seminar_March_2017.pdf 

On 30 March 2017: Freedom of Speech seminar in a post truth and alternative facts world

Justice Lucy McCallum, Defamation List Judge, Supreme Court of NSW, Professor D K Rolph, University of Sydney Sandy Dawson SC, Barrister Matthew Richardson, Barrister Richard Ackland, Justinian, Gadfly, Gazette of Law and Journalism and the Guardian Michaela Whitbourn, Sydney Morning Herald Chair: Judge Gibson (Co-Chair of the ILS Comparative Law Committee)

http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/ILS/images/ILS_Freedom_of_Speech_Seminar.pdf 

 

B. Another oppertunity is to participate in the International Contracts lectures of Wolfgang at Bond University.

Here some snippets from previous events:

The last series of Civil and Common Law Dialogue in the form of a Comparative Law Breakfast commenced on 14 February 2014, 8.30-10.00 am at Level 8, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 and occured on every second Friday until the end of May 2014 (last breakfast on 30 May 2014).

Events of the series have often been supported by the International Section of the Law Council of Australia, Bond University, Buse Heberer Fromm and DibbsBarker.

Previously he Civil and Common Law Dialogue covered topics like The need to reform Australia's litigation system; Discovery in common and Civil Law Jurisdictions; Key Differences between Common and Civil law; Cross boarder negotiations and transactions (with UNSW) or key differences between French and Australian law;

A well attended Civil and Common Law Dialogue was held on 31 May 2012, 5.30-7.00 pm in CBD Sydney. It featured differences in employment law in Common and Civil law countries. Presenting were Alexander Lang, former director commercial and finance, Theiss Degemont Joint Venture (Desalination Plant Melbourne) and Wolfgang Babeck.

Another Civil and Common Law Dialogue was held on 23 November 2012, 12.30-2.00 pm at Marque Lawyers in Sydney. It featured the Common and Civil law aspects in international recovery and arbitration issues as well as an update on the reform of private international law in Australia. Presenting were Wieger Wielinga, CEO Omnibridgeway (Netherlands) and Thomas John, Head of the Private International Department of the Federal Attorney-Generals Department of Australia.

A further Civil and Common Law Dialogue was held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Differences in International Commercial Dispute Resolution (ICDR) at its city campus on 20 March 2013.

A recent Civil and Common Law Dialogue was held at Bond University on the "Essential Differences of Australian Law in an international context" on 13 September 2013 in the HMS lecture theatre.

The next series of Civil and Common Law Dialogue in the form of a Comparative Law Breakfast will likely be held from 14 February 2014, 8.30-10.00 am at Level 8, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 on every second Friday until the end of May 2014 (last breakfast on 30 May 2014).
 
Invited is anyone who is interested in the subject, regardless of whether you are a visitor, student, practitioner or an academic.
 
 

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