List of commissions:

Commission I - Contracts
Commission II - Torts
Commission III - Choice of forum and choice of law
Commission IV - Law applicable to data protection
Commission V - Service abroad
Commission VI - Taking of Evidence abroad
Commission VII - On-line dispute resolution, standards of procedure
Commission VIII - Group actions


Commission I  -  Contracts

This Commission will work on all contracts, including consumer contracts, contracts with employees and banking contracts. The commission will examine both the issues on jurisdiction and on the law applicable, with the exclusion, however, of choice of court and choice of law clauses which will be examined separately by Commission III.

Moderator
Prof. Andreas Bucher (University of Geneva)

General Rapporteur
Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki (University of Utrecht) assisted by Patrick Wautelet (University of Leuven)

Rapporteur for Consumer Contracts
Bernd Stauder (University of Geneva)*

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission I. This document contains references and a bibliography as well.

If you intend to propose a working document to the commission's members, please send a mail to Geneva_round_table_99@cui.unige.ch.
The working documents already online can be found there.

List of participants. (Ms-Word format)


Commission II  -  Torts

This commission will examine all torts, including counterfeiting and unfair competition, i.e. torts committed in the field of intellectual property.

Moderator
Marc Warner, OECD

Rapporteurs
Cristina Gonzáles Beilfuss (University of Barcelona)
Peter Mankowski (University of Osnabrück)

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission II. This document contains references and a bibliography as well.

If you intend to propose a working document to the commission's members, please send a mail to Geneva_round_table_99@cui.unige.ch.
The working documents already online can be found there.

List of participants. (Ms-Word format)


Commission III  -  Choice of forum and choice of law

Moderator
Renaud Sorieul, Lawyer at the UNCITRAL

Rapporteurs
Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (University of Geneva)
David Goddard, Attorney, Wellington

Special Rapporteur for US law
Professor Margaret G. Stewart, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission III. This document contains references and a bibliography as well.

If you intend to propose a working document to the commission's members, please send a mail to Geneva_round_table_99@cui.unige.ch.
The working documents already online can be found there.

List of participants. (Ms-Word format)


Commission IV  -  Law applicable to data protection

Moderator
Gérald Page (Attorney in Geneva)

Rapporteurs
Mary Shaw, Attornay-at-law, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (to be confirmed)
Ulf Bruehann, European Commission, DG XV
Spyros Tsovilis, Conseil de l'Europe

If you intend to propose a working document to the commission's members, please send a mail to Geneva_round_table_99@cui.unige.ch.
The working documents already online can be found there.

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Commission V  -  Service abroad

This Commission will pay particular attention to the repercussions of the subject matter on the operation of the Hague Convention of 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters and on the Convention on the Service in the Member States of the European Union of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial matters.

Moderator
Thomas Bischoff

Rapporteurs
Marie-Thérèse Caupain, Huissier, Vice-President UIHJ
Luc Claes, Huissier, Buxelles, UIHJ
Frederic A. Blum, National Association of Process Servers, Philadelphia

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission V. This document contains references and a bibliography as well.

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Commission VI  -  Taking of Evidence abroad

This Commission will will pay particular attention to the repercussions of the subject matter on the Hague Convention of 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters.

Moderator
Patrick Bernard, Attorney in Paris

Rapporteur
Jan M. Hebly, Attorney in Rotterdam

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission VI. This document contains references and a bibliography as well.

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Commission VII  -  On-line dispute resolution, standards of procedure

Moderator
Richard Allan Horning, Attorney, Palo Alto, USA

Rapporteurs
Prof. Helmut Rüssmann, University of Saarbrücken
Prof. Ethan Katsh, University of Massachsetts, USA

Click here to download the questionnaire for the commission VII.

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List of participants. (Ms-Word format)


Commission VIII  -  Group actions

Moderator
to be determined

Rapporteur
Prof. Marc Fallon (University of Louvain-La-Neuve)

The questionnaire of Marc Fallon is online (in french).

If you intend to propose a working document to the commission's members, please send a mail to Geneva_round_table_99@cui.unige.ch.
The working documents already online can be found there.