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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

David Goddard

David Goddard is a New Zealand barrister with a wide ranging commercial litigation and law reform practice, with an emphasis on company law, competition law, and private international law. His law reform practice includes advising governments and intergovernmental organisations on priorities for reform of commercial laws and institutions to facilitate market activity, and assisting in the implementation of those reforms.

David publishes and speaks regularly in his specialist areas, including writing the Laws of New Zealand title on jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has taught at Bristol University (England), Monash University (Australia) and Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

David has a particular interest in the implications of electronic commerce for the law relating to international transactions and international disputes. He is a member of the New Zealand Law Commission's advisory group on electronic commerce, and an adviser to the Ministry of Economic Development and the State Services Commission on legal aspects of e-commerce and e-government. He has also advised the New Zealand Government on more general issues relating to co-ordination of business law with other countries, in particular Australia.

David has represented New Zealand at meetings of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in relation to the proposed convention on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, and is actively involved in work on the implications of e-commerce for that project.


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