Visiting Researcher Zilin Hao

We are currently hosting visiting researcher Zilin Hao, PhD researcher at Wuhan University, in January-June for a six-months research stay. She is working on her PhD thesis (Exclusive jurisdiction for cross-border litigation) and got LLM and LLB in Law (China University of Political Science and Law).

She presents herself: “My research interests focus on the fields of private international law and international civil procedure. Before I came to Rotterdam, I learned a lot from the publications of Prof. Xandra Kramer. Thus, I appreciate Professor Kramer, who integrated me into her research group. During my stay, Xandra Kramer and her team gave me warm welcome and care. Most
importantly, by participating biweekly academic seminar with professional
teammates, I can consider my thesis question from the comparative perspective of
European private international law and civil procedure law in a straight way.
I cherish this rare opportunity for an academic visit and look forward to learning more in the coming months.”


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Published: February 26, 2024

On 22 and 23 February 2024 a Council Meeting of the European Law Institute took place in Vienna, to discuss institutional matters and project updates. Xandra Kramer, member of the Council since 2021, among other presented the progress of the ongoing project on Digitalisation of Civil Justice Systems in Europe, together with co-reporters Dory Reiling and Anna Skrjabina. The project aism to provide an overarching framework to improve the use of digital technology in the judiciary, while securing fundamental values of civil procedure. Valuable feedback was received and it is expected that the project can be finalized early 2025. One of the other many interesting projects of the ELI is dedicated to Third Party Funding of Litigation, in which our postdoctoral researcher Adriani Dori is involved as project assistant. Project repoters Dame Sara Cockerill and Susanne Augenhofer presented the progress of the project, of which Xandra Kramer is one of the assessors. The project will make a very valuable contribution to ongoing discussions on third party litigation funding. It is expected to be concluded in the autumn of 2024. See also the LinkedIn post of the ELI on the Council meeting.