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Novelties in Contract Law

Smart Contracts & Assignment of Claims


This conference will analyse the most recent developments in contract law which affect businesses across a broad range of industry sectors, including banks and financial institutions.
The first part of the conference will focus on the interplay of modern technology and international contract law, taking into account the current EU legislation in the field.
The second part will discuss the forthcoming EU rules on third-party effects of assignment of claims and its impact on financial industries, such as factoring and securitisation.

Key topics

  • Smart contracts and (international) contract law
  • Consequences of using blockchain technology in the financial sector
  • The proposed EU rules on third-party effects of the assignment of claims

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice and in house counsel working in the field of banking, finance and securities; banking lawyers; company lawyers; real estate attorneys; lawyers working in the transport sector and for insurance companies; insolvency lawyers.



Stefania Bariatti, Professor at the University of Milan; Of Counsel, Chiomenti Studio Legale, Milan

Raffaele Battaglini, Studio D’Avvocati Battaglini-De Sabato, Turin

Gilles Cuniberti, Professor at the University of Luxembourg

Mateja Durovic, Lecturer in Contract and Commercial Law, King’s College London

Sjef van Erp, Professor at the University of Maastricht; Vice‑President of the European Law Institute, Vienna

Michèle Finck, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

Markus Kaulartz, Rechtsanwalt, Senior Associate, CMS Hasche Sigle, Munich

Mogens Kruse, Senior Legal Counsel, Corporates & Institutions, Legal, Danske Bank, Copenhagen

Grégory Minne, Partner, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg

Denis Philippe, Attorney at Law, Philippe & Partners, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain

Marijn Storm, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Brussels

Ianika Tzankova, Professor at the University of Tilburg (tbc)

Maria Vilar Badia, Legal and Policy Officer, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels


21 Mar 2019 @ 09:00 am

22 Mar 2019 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours


ERA Congress Centre

Metzer Allee 5



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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