Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm

Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm

PROF, J.D.,LL.M., Ph.D.

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Current Research Interests

My research bridges disciplines, focusing on the intersections between Private International Law and various other legal disciplines, such as Maritime Law, Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and International Civil and Commercial Litigation. The common thread of my research is internationalisation, from a perspective that embraces diversity: legal, cultural and methodological diversity, and enables the development of legal knowledge that fosters better cross-border cooperation and understandings. In particular, my research develops ideas in which Private International Law can contribute to accommodate the richness of different legal traditions and cultures in cross-border cases. 


Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (2008), Thesis Title: ‘The Arrest of Ships in Private International Law’;  LL.M. in Commercial Law (Distinction), University of Edinburgh (2003); MA in Law (Law of Integration), Catholic University of Uruguay (1998); Juris Doctorate (First), Catholic University of Uruguay (1996).

Collaborative Activity

I am the Principal Investigator (PI) in ‘Private International Law and the Development of Integrated Markets: A Cross-Regional Collaboration’, (PILIM, (2014-2017). This research project is a collaboration with the Argentinian universities of University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and University of Belgrano (UB) and aims to enhance the role and contribution of Private International Law to market growth and integration. PILIM explores the role of Private International Law through different methodologies with a view to facilitate the development of a contemporary inclusive discourse needed to adapt it to the realities of regional integration. Through collaborative teaching, co-authored publications, and several international events, this cross-regional collaborative project is generating paths to enlarge the next generation of Private International  lawyers in both regions. 

External positions

Vice President , European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

21 Apr 2017 → …

External Examiner, University of Glasgow

Sept 2016 → …


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