Title: Cross-border litigation and ADR mechanisms in disputes concerning mobile computing in the EU

Authors: Andrej Savin

Addresses: Law Department, Copenhagen Business School, Howitzvej 13, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to discuss briefly how the EU rules on jurisdiction, choice of law and alternative dispute resolution in civil and commercial matters operate in the context of mobile computing. The article first looks at rules on jurisdiction in commercial disputes, both between businesses and between businesses and consumers. It then discusses the choice-of-law issues applicable to mobile computing. Finally, there is an examination of alternative dispute resolution as an alternative to regular courts in transactions involving mobile computing.

Keywords: mobile computing; jurisdictions; consumer protection; ADR; alternative dispute resolution; cross-border litigation; EU; European Union; civil law; commercial disputes; legal rules; businesses; consumers; choice of law; courts; private law; mobile commerce; m-commerce; e-commerce; electronic commerce; pervasive computing; marketing; contracting; contracts; liability; legal aspects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2011.039368

International Journal of Private Law, 2011 Vol.4 No.2, pp.315 - 327

Published online: 31 Mar 2011 *

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