22 October 2021
Agnė Limantė, a researcher of the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Center for Social Sciences and EU-FamPro team member, has recently published an article in the Journal of Private International Law, which is probably the best-known journal in Europe focusing on private international law. In her paper, titled “Prorogation of jurisdiction and choice of law in EU family law: navigating through the labyrinth of rules”, the researcher analyses the extent of the principle of autonomy in different European private international family law instruments.
The paper of dr A. Limantė discusses the possibility for the parties to choose a court and the applicable law in cross-border family cases (in cases on the dissolution of matrimonial ties, parental responsibilities, maintenance, and division of property). Through the lens of a case study, the author analyses whether provisions allowing party autonomy in EU family regulations are consistent and wide enough to enable parties to find a solution that best fits their interests.
The full publication in English is available here.