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Joseph Lookofsky is the Professor of Obligations and Private International Law at the University of Copenhagen. He is a native of New York, USA, where he began his professional career as in-house legal counsel for United Artists Corporation. He went to Denmark in 1973, studied Danish law, and joined the University Law Faculty in 1981. Professor Lookofsky has taught at Duke University Law School and has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University School of Law.
Ketilbjørn Hertz is Legal Advisor with the Ministry of Justice, Denmark. He received degrees from the University of Copenhagen, cand.jur. in 1993 and Ph.D. in law in 1998. In 2007 he completed the Cycle international court at the Ecole nationale d' administration in Strasbourg, France.
"This wonderfully compact book is a "must" for students and practitioners interested in private international law. It brings together principles of jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition of judgments and shows the interrelationship of the rules and their effect on cases in the European Union. For those in Europe, it offers a complete and systematic overview of material that everyone interested in transnational litigation must know. For those in the United States, it provides one of the first comprehensive and accessible accounts of the European private international law system that lawyers in the United States are encountering more and more in their own cases. Rich in information and well-organized in structure, this book... is a gem."
--Professor Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law