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Articles for the keyword(s) "Proof of foreign law"

"New Zealand Conflict of Laws – A Bird’s Eye View"

FM Auburn and PRH Webb, 1977

In an overview of New Zealand Conflict of Laws, brief reference is made to proof of foreign law and witnesses qualified to give expert evidence on foreign law.

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"Divorce, The Royal Commission, and the Conflict of Laws"

JW Davies and BD Inglis, 1957

The authors critically analyse certain provisions of the Royal Commission's Draft Code on Jurisdiction and Recognition (UK, annexed to the Report of the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce (1951-1955)) in the light of the New Zealand law governing jurisdiction in divorce cases, as well as the recognition of foreign divorce and nullity decrees. They conclude that, although the Draft Code contains valuable recommendations, New Zealand statutory reform has been progressive and already addresses most of the points raised by the Commission.

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"Asbestos, Australia and ACC"

Elsabe Schoeman and Rosemary Tobin, 2005

This contribution examines the implications of the New Zealand Accident Compensation Scheme for asbestos-related trans-Tasman disputes. The authors focus on the significance of establishing the place of the tort in these cases of negligent omission (failure to warn) in order to determine the lex loci delicti commissi. Jurisdictional issues, such as forum non conveniens, are also considered briefly.

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"Conflict of Laws"

RJ Paterson, 1992

In an overview of developments in Conflict of Laws (1990-1992), the author draws attention to SHC v O’Brien (1991) 3 PRNZ 1, which makes reference to requirements for evidence by expert witnesses on foreign law, as well as evidence regarding the status of the Restatement of the Law (Second): Conflict of Laws (American Law Institute, 1969-1977).

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"Matrimonial Property and the Conflict of Laws"

Campbell McLachlan, 1986

The author examines provisions in the Matrimonial Property Act 1976 applicable to conflicts issues upon dissolution of marriage through separation with specific reference to: the international diversity of matrimonial property regimes; the scope of the Act in relation to movable and foreign immovable property; the uncertainty pervading common law conflict rules and their potential applicability to property falling outside the scope of the Act; and ante-nuptial agreements. The article highlights the tension between domestic policies and foreign law in transnational matrimonial property disputes.

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"Renvoi: Throwing (and Catching) the Boomerang – Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd"

Elsabe Schoeman, 2006

The author examines the decision in Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd [2005] HCA 54 with specific reference to the application of renvoi in transnational tort litigation and the application of a (foreign) flexible exception to the lex loci delicti. In regard to both of these matters, the case presented unique problems as a result of inadequate proof of the foreign (Chinese) law concerned. The author submits that renvoi and (foreign) exceptions are not appropriate ways of dealing with a rigid forum choice of law rule for tort.

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"The Judicial Process in the Conflict of Laws"

BD Inglis, 1958

With reference to English case law and English text-writers, the author analyses the foreign court-theory in respect of renvoi, arguing in favour of its application and dealing with criticism leveled against it. The author also discusses the problem of classification, concluding that all conflicts issues are governed by English domestic law, except those that are referred to foreign law by choice of law rules. Once so referred, there is no need to classify the foreign law rules; whether a particular foreign law rule applies, depends on whether it answers the question referred to it by English law.

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"New Zealand Conflict of Laws – A Bird’s Eye View"

FM Auburn and PRH Webb, 1978

In an overview of New Zealand Conflict of Laws, brief reference is made to proof of foreign law and witnesses qualified to give expert evidence on foreign law.

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"Divorce, The Royal Commission, and the Conflict of Laws"

JW Davies and BD Inglis, 1957

The authors critically analyse certain provisions of the Royal Commission’s Draft Code on Jurisdiction and Recognition (UK, annexed to the Report of the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce (1951-1955)) in the light of the New Zealand law governing jurisdiction in divorce cases, as well as the recognition of foreign divorce and nullity decrees. They conclude that, although the Draft Code contains valuable recommendations, New Zealand statutory reform has been progressive and already addresses most of the points raised by the Commission.

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"Good Faith in Conflict(s): The International Commercial Contract Dimension"

Elsabe Schoeman, 2005

This article addresses the concept of good faith in respect of international commercial contracts. Specific reference is made to good faith as a possible restriction on party autonomy and the role of mandatory statutes. The author also highlights problems relating to proof of foreign law where a (foreign) concept of good faith is in issue and how this impacts on litigation strategy.