Private Law Series

On November 25th, at 6.00 CET, Solene Rowan (Professor of Law, University of Oxford) will present her research entitled “Abuse of rights in English contract law” Abstract: The paper argues that the fetters on the exercise of unilateral contractual discretionary powers and the limits on......

On October 28th, at 6.00 CET,Caterina Sganga (Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) -Coordinator of the H2020 Project reCreating Europe “Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe.” will present her research entitled “The past, present and future of EU......

On September 30th, at 6.00 CET,Helen Eenmaa  (University of Tartu) will present her research entitled “Machines that Make and Keep Promises. Lessons for Contract Automation from Algorithmic Trading on Financial Markets” Abstract: An important part of the criticism raised against the adoption of contract automation......

On April 22nd, at 6.00 CET,Dr. Işık Önay (Assistant professor- Koç University Law School Istanbul) will present his research entitled “Alternative Causation in Tort Law” Abstract: The problem of uncertain causation has been one of the most debated topics of tort law in recent years. This article......

On March  25th, at 6.00 CET, Ph.D. candidate Florian Idelberger ( European University Institute) will present his research entitled “Merging legal contracts and (smart) e-contracts” Abstract: Research and development in Law & AI generally and computable contracts specifically has been ongoing for decades, but picked......

On March  5th, at 6.00 CET, Dr.Theodosia Stavroulaki will present his research entitled “Mergers that facilitate discrimination through health insurance contract design” Abstract:A new wave of data-driven healthcare mergers is upon us. Health insurers, such as Aetna, are merging with powerful drug suppliers, such as......

On December  9th, at 6.00 CET, Dr.Giacomo Tagiuri will present his research entitled ” Beyond the Producerist/Consumerist Divide: Aiding Small Businesses in the Name of Costumers´Interest to Plurality” Abstract:In the context of rapid market transformations, linked to globalization and digitization, many advanced economies witness growing......

Evelyne Terryn, Professor at KU Leuven, Faculty of Law    During her talk, Professor Terryn focused on the need for private law, especially in the domain of e-commerce, to make changes in order to incentivize more sustainable market behaviours.  She particularly emphasized how we must find the balance between the interests of traders, the interests of consumers, and environmental sustainability.    ......

Monika Leszczyńska, Assistant Professor of Empirical Legal Research at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law Dr. Leszczyńska discussed how empirical methods are a useful tool in the hands of legal professionals to identify the need for a legal intervention, to test legal solutions in order to achieve optimal outcomes, and also to explore the underlying reasons......

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