The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – The interface between public international law and substantive contract law

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform –  The interface between public international law and substantive contract law
Date
20 Oct 2017, 10:00 to 20 Oct 2017, 17:00
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

Recent years have seen new European EU and academic proposals and legislation in regard of contract law. Examples are CESL, PECL and the DCFR but also the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015. These are either based on a universal notion of contract or deal predominantly with consumer contracts. Is there therefore a need to focus on commercial contracts in research and legislation? Is the current identity based system of merchant and consumer law sustainable? How can commercial contracts be defined? Are they a separate contract type? What should be the role of cross border dealings in this process? Should this outlook be universal or sector specific? This conference presents research undertaken during 2016 and 2017 at CCL, IALS and focuses on the interface between public and private international law.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Prof. Dr. Juergen Basedow, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. JH Dalhuisen, Professor of Law, King's College London; Visiting Professor UC Berkeley; Chair Transnational Financial Law Catholic University Lisbon
  • Prof. Ewan McKendrick, University of Oxford

and

  • Dr Despina Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Macedonia, Greece;
  • Prof. Jason Chuah, City, University of London;
  • Daniele D’Alvia, Birkbeck, University of London and MPI Hamburg;
  • Dr. Maren Heidemann, IALS;
  • Dr. Alexandra Horváthova, University of Copenhagen;
  • Dr Sara Hourani, Middlesex University;
  • Soterios Loizou, Kings College London and University of Cambridge;
  • Dr. Lorenza Mola and Dr. Cristina Poncibò, University of Turin, Italy;
  • Catherine  Pédamon, University of Westminster;
  • Dr Thomas Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus;
  • Hendrik Puschmann, K&L Gates

For a copy of the draft conference programme for "The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – The interface between public international law and substantive contract law", please click here

For further information about the project, please click here 

Contact Convenors:

Dr. Maren Heidemann,  IALS mheidera[at]aol.com

Dr. Joseph Lee, University of Exeter J.Lee[at]exeter.ac.uk

This conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Exeter


Registration Fees:

  • Standard Rate - £75.00;
  • Concessionary Day Rate for Speakers and Students - £50.00;
  • Concessionary Half Day Rate for Speakers and Students - £35.00.

Contact

IALS Events Office
IALS.events@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 5800