Transnational tort litigation: jurisdiction and remedies

Ravenna, July 15 – July 19

The relevance of tort litigation at the transnational level is growing.

The diffusion of world-wide online activities and the globalisation of economic and financial activities lead to the spreading of cross-border tort disputes, which involve issues of transnational jurisdiction, private international law, remedies available to the damaged parties.

This Summer School is specifically dedicated to these topics, with both a theoretical and a practical approach. Through traditional lectures and interactive workshop, an in-depth examination of these fundamental aspects of cross border tort litigation will be offered to the participants.

The Faculty of the Summer School is composed of U.S. and U.E. experts in this area of the law, in order to provide a comparative perspective to the participants.

The U. S. perspective will be centered on procedural remedies for mass-torts (class actions) and on the assumption of jurisdicion in transnational toxic tort litigation (e. g. asbestos and tobacco tort disputes).

The E. U. part of the program will deal with Regulation n. 1215 of 2012 as concerns jurisdiction in tort claims and Regulation n. 864 of 2008, in relation to the law applicable to transnational tort disputes.

In particular, art. 7, n. 2 or Regulation n. 1215, on tort jurisdiction, will be analysed in-depth, in relation to specific areas of application (e. g. online defamation, IP litigation, economic and financial damages).

The Summer School is aimed at law students as well as law graduates and lawyers who want to obtain a specialised knowledge in this complex and fascinating area of International civil procedure.


When & Where

School of Law of the University of Bologna at Ravenna

Via Oberdan 1, Ravenna

General Info

Registration fee: 200 €         Pre-registration deadline: 28th June 2019

6 CFU (credits) awarded to University students

The Bar Association of Ravenna will grant 18 credits to lawyers who participate in the Summer School.

Call for application


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