CFP The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform

CFP The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform
Date
20 Oct 2017, 09:00 to 20 Oct 2017, 18:00
Type
Call for Papers
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform - The interface between public international law and substantive contract law

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Conference Date: Friday 20 October 2017, 10.00-18.00

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow, LL.M. (Harvard), Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany

Academic Convenors:
Dr. Maren Heidemann, 
IALS 
Dr. Joseph Lee, University of Exeter

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 focusses on the interface between public and private international law.

Papers are invited from researchers who are interested in dealing with the following questions:

  1. Is there an issue with substantive contract law such as CISG being offered in the shape of a public international law instrument?
  2. What role do the monistic and the dualistic systems entertained by states  of implementation into domestic law play in this context? Do these different methods affect the effectiveness of uniform law?
  3. What is the proper position of EU law in this context? Is it international law at all and should it comply with respective interpretation methods?
  4. What role does the autonomous interpretation method play in the application of uniform law?
  5. Can established methods of interpretation of public international law be extended to private law conventions and the lex mercatoria?
  6. What is the role of the object and purpose of the legislation in the interpretation of transnational and international contract law? Can the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) be a guiding basis? How does it relate to the interpretation clauses in international contract law instruments?
  7. What are the objects, objectives and purposes of uniform law offered in the form of public international law instruments? 

This list is non-exhaustive and related enquiries are welcome.

Abstracts not exceeding 1000 words

Deadline: Abstracts must be sent to the convenors by 30 June 2017. (Acceptance will be notified thereafter).

Contact Convenors:
Dr. Maren Heidemann, 
IALS - mheidera[at]aol.com
Dr. Joseph Lee, University of Exeter - J.Lee[at]exeter.ac.uk

Please note that IALS cannot pay fees or travel expenses. There will be a conference fee to be  paid to IALS.

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