The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform
Date
11 Oct 2019, 10:00 to 11 Oct 2019, 18:15
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform

Fourth Annual Conference

Friday, 11th October 2019 - 10.00-17.00

Organised by the IALS Centre for Corporate and Finance Law (CCFL)
Director: Professor Mads Andenas
Academic Convenors: Dr Maren Heidemann, Catherine Pédamon and Dr Joseph Lee


This conference follows up on research undertaken at IALS during the 2016-2018 period. It invites new participants to the project and new topics to be added. 

A special focus will be on law and technology, the role of artificial intelligence, so called smart contracts, blockchain and other forms of digital interaction and digitisation in commercial contracting, enforcement and civil liability. This can include arbitration agreements and ‘electronic’ dispute settlement.

• Panel 1: Conceptual issues in commercial litigation - revisiting the consumer/trader dichotomy post Brexit. Issues of effectiveness of regulatory law at the interface of public and private law
• Panel 2: The role of technology in contracts for the international sales of goods including shipping, marine insurance and documentary credit
• Panel 3: The role of technology in smart contract and trade finance and other financial products including problems in cross-border securities transfers
• Panel 4: chaired by Hendrik Puschmann - New developments in international commercial and investment arbitration including the role of technology.

The Conference Programme is available here


Organised in association with the University of Exeter and the University of Westminster.

Conference Fees:
• Standard Rate - £75.00;
• Concessionary Day Rate for Speakers and Students - £50.00.
• Concessionary Half Day Rate for Speakers and Students - £35.00.
• Students of the School of Advanced Study - Free.
Advance booking is required. 

Contact

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