Call for Papers: The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – The interface between public international law and substantive contract law – IALS, London, 20 October 2017

Recent years have seen new European EU and academic proposals and legislation in regard of contract law. Examples are CESL, PECL and the DCFR but also the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015. These are either based on a universal notion of contract or deal predominantly with consumer contracts. Is there therefore a need to focus on commercial contracts in research and legislation? Is the current identity based system of merchant and consumer law sustainable? How can commercial contracts be defined? Are they a separate contract type? What should be the role of cross border dealings in this process? Should this outlook be universal or sector specific? This conference presents research undertaken during 2016 and 2017 at CCL, IALS and focusses on the interface between public and private international law … (more)

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