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ONLINE! Annual Conference on European Family Law 2020

International families in times of Corona; This event will be streamed live on 24 and 25 September 2020


This conference aims at keeping practitioners up-to-date by providing an overview of the recent case law and the latest developments at EU and international level in the area of family law.

Key topics

  • Cross-border family life in times of Corona
  • Recovery of maintenance in the EU and beyond
  • The impact of the pandemic on maintenance proceedings and the protection of children
  • Recent CJEU case law in family matters (Brussels IIa, Rome III, EU Maintenance Regulation)

Who should attend?

Family lawyers, lawyers in private practice and notaries involved in family litigation, judges, ministry officials, representatives of NGOs and children’s rights organisations, academics.

Languages: English and German


Tim Amos QC, Barrister, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer, Chambers of Tim Amos QC, Queen Elizabeth Building, London

Véronique Chauveau, Lawyer, Partner-Founder of Véronique Chauveau & Associés, Paris

Jörg Dimmler, Judge at the Court of Appeal Stuttgart

Rüdiger Ernst, Presiding Judge at the Court of Appeal, Senate for Family Matters, Berlin

Christian Höhn, Head of Division, Federal Office of Justice, Bonn

Zdeněk Kapitán, Director, Office for the International Legal Protection of Children, Brno

Thalia Kruger, Professor at the University of Antwerp

Bérénice Lemoine, Administrator, Council of the European Union, Brussels

Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague

Kerstin Niethammer-Jürgens, Family Lawyer, Jürgens Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, Potsdam/Berlin

Marta Requejo Isidro, Référendaire, Cabinet of AG Campos Sánchez-Bordona, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (invited)


24 Sep 2020 @ 09:00 am

25 Sep 2020 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours

Timezone: GMT +1:00


Online Webinar

Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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