Call for Papers

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform Project - Third Annual Conference

Date: Friday, 11th October 2019 - 10.00-17.00 hrs
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), School of Advanced Study, University of London, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

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.

Papers are invited until 30 June 2019. Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to either of the convenors at the contacts below:

Contact Convenors:
Dr. Maren Heidemann, IALS – Maren.Heidemann[at]
Ms Catherine Pédamon, University of Westminster –  c.pedamon[at]
Dr. Joseph Lee, University of Exeter - J.Lee[at] 


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