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: September 27, 2023

Xandra Kramer gave the 2023 Nivalion legal finance summit lecture in Frankfurt on 26 September 2023, in collaboration with Thomas Kohmeier. The lecture was dedicated to the question whether further regulation is needed in the area of third party litigation funding. She discussed developments in regulation and gave illustrations from Dutch practice in the funding of collective actions. She stressed the role of self-regulation and soft law in the area of third party litigation funding. Thomas Kohlmeier responded to her discussion points from the perspective of the funding industry.