UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Alex Mills gives invited lecture at ELTE University in Budapest

19 November 2018

Professor Alex Mills was invited to lecture at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Hungary.


On Friday 16 November, Professor Alex Mills, Professor of Public and Private International Law at UCL Laws, delivered an invited lecture at the ELTE University Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary.

The lecture was on 'Party Autonomy in Private International Law', which is also the subject of Professor Mills' most recent book, published with Cambridge University Press in 2018. 

In private international law, party autonomy refers to the power of private parties to choose the law which governs their legal relationship and the forum in which their disputes will be resolved, a power which is widely recognised in cross-border cases. The lecture argued for the importance of understanding and evaluating party autonomy not only in terms of its impact on the parties themselves, but in terms of its effects on the allocation of regulatory authority between and beyond states.