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Private International Law: Key Developments for Canadian Lawyers

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Welcome to the introductory page for the following module: Private International Law: Key Developments for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to globalization and its relevance to Private International Law in Canada and Quebec; sources of Private International Law; International Civil & Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; and International Family Law.

The globalization and its relevance to Private International Law in Canada and Quebec section will provide a review the drivers and effects of globalization and the relevance of new trends and developments in private law in Quebec. The sources of Private International Law section will provide a review of the key principles of private international law, principal treaty regimes, and general principles as a source of private international law. The International Civil & Commercial Litigation section will review conflict of laws, international jurisdiction of Québec Authorities, and recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions and jurisdiction of Foreign Authorities. The International Commercial Arbitration section will review alternate dispute resolution methods and the principles and application of International Commercial Arbitration. Finally, the International Family Law section will review the tools of family law and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

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Instructor

Mr. Carlo Di Nicola

Carlo Dante Di Nicola is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), focusing primarily on Sustainable Trade, Investment and Competition Law and was formerly Secretariat Manager of the CISDL. He is a Canadian lawyer currently completing a judicial clerkship at the Quebec Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario Bar) and holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma in history from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, an LL.B. in Civil Law from the University of Montreal and an LL.B. in Common Law (Magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to clerking at the Quebec Court of Appeal, he was a research assistant in international trade and investment law at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law and represented the university at the 2008 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. He had previously spent a year working in the field of international human rights in a Canadian immigration and refugee law practice located in Montreal. His legal research interests include international trade law and international commercial arbitration, sustainable development law, natural resources and human rights. Mr. Di Nicola is a native Montrealer and also holds European Union citizenship. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.