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Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services

A Legal Debate on the Proposed Directive


On 8 June 2017, the Council of the EU adopted its position on the proposed directive setting out rules for B2C contracts for the supply of digital content. Negotiations with the European Parliament are expected to start in autumn.

This conference will offer a platform for legal practitioners to debate the central issues of this highly controversial proposal at a decisive stage in the legislative process.

Key topics

  • Scope of the Directive, inter alia
  • Embedded digital content
  • Inclusion of OTTs
  • Data as a counter-performance
  • Conformity criteria and remedies
  • Full harmonisation, time limits and reversal of burden of proof
  • Data protection rights
  • Coherence of the rules on digital contents and sale of goods

Who should attend?

Lawyers practicing in the field of (online) sales, ecommerce, supply of digital content and digital services; inhouse counsel; staff of EU institutions and permanent representations; ministry officials; representatives of consumer and business organisations as well as other stakeholders.


250€ ; 40% discount for staff of EU institutions and agencies; 25% discount for lawyers in private practice



Thomas Boué, Director – Policy Europe, Middle East and Africa, BSA – The Software Alliance, Brussels

Stephen Deadman, Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook, London

Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, Professor of Private Law at the University Paris II – Panthéon-Assas

Evelyne Gebhardt MEP, Co-rapporteur, IMCO and JURI Committees, European Parliament, Brussels / Strasbourg

Samuel Laurinkari, Head of EU Affairs, eBay Inc., Brussels

Agustín Reyna, Senior Legal Officer, Team Leader Digital Rights, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation, Brussels

Romain Robert, Legal Officer, Policy & Consultation Unit, EDPS – European Data Protection Supervisor, Brussels

Hans Schulte-Nölke, Director of the European Legal Studies Institute; Professor at the University of Osnabrück and the Radboud University Nijmegen

Karin Sein, Professor of Civil Law at the University of Tartu; Chair of the Contract Law Working Party, Estonian EU Presidency Team, Tallinn

Dirk Staudenmayer, Head of Unit – Contract Law, DG Justice, European Commission, Brussels

Christian Wagner, Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst, Google, Brussels


22 Nov 2017 @ 09:00 am

22 Nov 2017 @ 03:45 pm

Duration: 6 hours, 45 minutes


MCE Management Centre Europe

Rue de l\'Aqueduc 151



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-0

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