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Gabor Peter Palasti (Ph.D)

Gabor Peter Palasti

Visiting Professor
Comparative Personal, Family and Inheritance Law. International Private and Procedural Law. International Sales Law

PhD in law, University of Miskolc, Hungary, 2008
LL.M. in International Business Law (Central European University & New York State University, 1997)
dr. jur., summa cum laude (JATE University, Szeged, Hungary, 1997)
Non-degree: Certificate in European Studies (Aalrborg University, Denmark, 1993)

2011 - 2015: associate professor and chief LL.M. programme manager on the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary

Significant professional experience

  • 2015 - present: codificator, Ministry of Justice, Commission for the Codification of Private International Law, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2015 - present: returning visiting lecturer on the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011 - present: returning visiting lecturer on the Faculty of Law of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE). Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011 - present: associate professor and chief LL.M. programme manager on the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009 – 2010: chief LL.M. programme manager on the Faculty of Law of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE). Budapest
  • 2007 – 2008: legal translator of the Hungarian Rail Office
  • 2007 – present: returning visiting lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia, in different programs (LL.M., CLE, BA)
  • 2005 - 2009: adjunct professor on the Department of European Law and Private International Law on the Faculty of Law at the University of Miskolc
  • 2000 - 2002: visiting assistant professor on the Department of European Economic Law and Private International Law at ELTE Faculty of Law in Budapest
  • 1999 – present: deputy head of the Department of European Law and Private International Law on the Faculty of Law at the University of Miskolc
  • 1999 – 2005: assistant professor on the Department of European Law and Private International Law on the Faculty of Law at the University of Miskolc
  • 1997 – present: visiting lecturer on the Department of Information Technology at the University of Miskolc
  • 1997-1998: research fellow on the Faculty of Law at the University of Miskolc
  • 1997-1999: English-Hungarian legal interpreter for simultaneous translation, Miskolc Faculty of Law, the Miskolc Academic Committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
  • 1993-1996: English-Hungarian legal translator, Szeged Branch Office of the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Company

    2015-'16: court appointed expert on the supply and application of foreign law

Other related activities

  • 2011: founding manager of The Károli Pre-Moot Sessions (a pre-moot organized for the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot)
  • 2008: founding director of the Annual Miskolc Mock Trial
  • 2008: founding director and manager of the Miskolc Pre-Moot (a pre-moot organized for the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot); manager of the First Miskolc Pre-Moot (2008) and Second Miskolc Pre-Moot (2009)
  • 2007 – present: arbitrator and mock trial judge on various pre-moot and mock trial sessions in English (CEU Pre-Moot and Miskolc Pre-Moot before the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot; Annual Miskolc Mock Trial)
  • 2006 - present: Hungary`s national correspondent at UNIDROIT for its UNILAW database project
  • 2006: researcher at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2004 – present: national reporter and correspondent for various projects and country reports coordinated by IPR Verlag (Munnich, Germany) in private international law (PIL); country reports to the European Commission in various (PIL) projects; national correspondent for the Jure database on the national application of several European and international instruments (Brussels I, Brussels II, II bis, etc.)
  • 2000 – 2009: participation in university internal regulation making, University of Miskolc
  • 2000 – 2009: web-master of departmental and institutional home-pages within the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc 
  • 2000 – 2005: web-master of the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc 
  • 1999 – present: coach and arbitrator (2003 – present) on the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • 1998 – present: regular moderator, discussant or chair at various conferences, competitions and moot courts on both the Hungarian national and international level 
  • 1998 – 1999: secretary of the European Academy of Law, North-Eastern Hungarian Regional Branch 
  • 1998 – present: participation in various international projects concerning the harmonization of laws of Hungary in the process of accession to the EU and other European law harmonzation projects; and concerning various matters of international business law (some partners to date: University of Ghent; UNIDROIT; UNCITRAL; University of Tokyo, International Congress of Comparative Law; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; IPR Verlag; TMC Asser Instituut; Civic Education Project; etc.)
  • 1998 – present: expert opinions for law firms, international and governmental institutions and certain economic actors in the field of private international law, international business law, intellectual property and cross-border succession; cooperation with various U.S. law firms in cross-border succession and international probate cases
  • 1995 – present: over 20 conference lectures, domestic and international, in Hungarian and English, in Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Germany, The Netherland, Russia

Grants, awards and honorary positions

  • 2008: Hungarian State research grant „Deák Ferenc Ösztöndíj” for research on the changing of the Rome Convention (on the law applicable to contractual organizations) into a Rome I Regulation
  • 2006: Hungarian State research grant “Magyar Állami Eötvös Öszöntdíj” at the World Intellectual Property Oranization in Geneva, Switzerland 
  • 2001: Stephen R. Grand Award of the Civic Education Project 
  • 2001: Pro Scientia Golden Medal Advisor of Student Papers by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 
  • 1999 – 2004: Honorary President of ELSA Miskolc, Hungary 
  • 1999-'01: Civic Education Project Eastern Scholar and Local Faculty Fellow Fellowships 
  • 1996-'97: Soros Fellowship for the International Business Law LL.M. program at the Central European University 
  • 1993: TEMPUS scholarship at Aalborg University, Denmark. Fields of study: European Studies - EC Law

Current research areas

  • Party autonomy in private international law, for PhD thesis purposes (in Hungarian)
  • The legal protection of computer software – completion of a university textbook for students of computer sciences and handbook for computer engineers (in Hungarian)
  • The case-law of the CMR – preparation of a handbook for pratcitioners in the international carriage of goods by road sector (in Hungarian)
  • Legalization of documents in a project by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (in English)

 

  • Rules applicable to the cancellation of a franchise contract - BH 2000.458, in: Soft Law and the State-Market Relationship, 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, October 2006, at: http://www.j.u-tokyo.ac.jp/coelaw/outcome.html
  • Legalisation of Public Documents Within the EU Member States – Hungary. In: EU Legalisation of Documents National Reports, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, October 2006, at: http://www.biicl.org/legalisation/extranet/nationalreports/ (password protected) 
  • The Application of CMR in Hungary, accepted for publication in the Uniform Law Review (UNIDROIT, Rome, Italy) fall 2006
  • Contracts with no Governing Law in Private International Law and Non-State law, accepted for publication in the electornic conference edition of the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Utrecht, Holland)
  • The Present Situation of Private International Law in Hungary, in: The European Legal Forum – Forum iuris communis Europae (IPR Verlag, München), 2005/6, pp. I-283 - I-287
  • The Future Impact of the Rome Convention on Hungarian Conflict Rules, in: European Integration Studies, Vol. 3. No. 1. (2004), Miskolc University Press, pp. 57-67.
  • Determining the Law Applicable to The Internet, in: microCAD 2001 International Scientific Conference, Section A: Law (Miskolci Egyetem Innovációs és Technológia Transzfer Centruma) Miskolc 2001, pp. 67-73
  • Small Departments and Too Many Students: Multiple-Choice Test, in: Legal Education in the Postcommunist World: Training Legal Minds in Transition Societies (Civic Edcutaion Project and Mari State University), Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation, 2001 November, pp. 44-58.
  • Moot Court Competitions at the Faculty Level, in: Legal Education in the Postcommunist World: Training Legal Minds in Transition Societies (Civic Edcutaion Project and Mari State University) Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, Russian Federation, 2001 November, pp. 135-139. ( co-written with Tünde Mulato)
  • The Criteria for Copyright Protection of Musical Cmpositions under Instruments of International Copyright Law, in: Publicationes Universitatis Miskolciennis SECTIO JURIDICA ET POLITICA Tomus XVII., Miskolci Egyetemi Kiadó, 2000, pp. 165-177
  • Questions of Free Use of Musical Compositions in Some International Instruments of Copyright Law and in Some European Jurisdictions,  in: Publicationes Universitatis Miskolciennis SECTIO JURIDICA ET POLITICA Tomus XVI., Miskolci Egyetemi Kiadó 1999, pp. 129-140