Last week, Budapest was host to the XXVII FIDE Congress where Sir Francis Jacobs, former President of the ELI (2011-2013) and current member of the ELI Senate, not only participated as one of the esteemed speakers but also took the opportunity to give the audience a presentation about the European Law Institute and its crucial role in the development of European Law.
Sir Francis Jacobs, who served as an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union from 1988 to 2006, chaired a plenary panel session on The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and its consequences to the European Union. Attended by esteemed legal experts, the Congress was a great opportunity for the ELI to be presented by its former President. Sir Francis spoke about the ELI’s current projects and emphasised the vital role that National Hubs and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) play in advancing the Institute’s work.
Information about the ELI at the Budapest FIDE Congress is particularly appropriate in view of the upcoming ELI Conference on civil procedure, which is jointly organised with the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, the National Office for the Judiciary and with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Legal Studies to discuss several aspects of the joint ELI-UNIDROIT project as well as the new Hungarian Civil Code (Budapest, 30-31 May). To find out more about that event and to register, please click here.
Sir Francis also spoke about the 2016 ELI Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the University of Ferrara, in Italy (7-9 September), and invited participants to join the Conference and become members of the ELI. For more information about the Annual Conference, please click here.
FIDE is the International Federation for European Law (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen) and its biannual Congress brings together around 500 jurists from all over Europe. This year the Congress was organised in Budapest, Hungary (18-21 May), coinciding with the FIDE Presidency of Dr. Péter DARÁK, President of the Kúria of Hungary, which is an ELI Institutional Observer. The Congress covered a broad scope of topics, including the European Banking Union, Private Enforcement and Collective Redress in European Competition Law and Division of Competences and Regulatory Powers between the EU and the Member States. For the full programme of the XXVII Congress, please click here.