The conference will kick-off on Thursday, 27 May 2021, with a keynote speech to be provided by Peter-Arnt Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School, .. Read more Denmark). He will, by way of introduction, provide an overview of the current state of European Private International Law and highlight problems and challenges, presumably also focusing on Denmark’s special role in the unification of European Private International Law. The keynote speech will be followed by two “Reports from Brussels and Luxembourg ”. In the first presentation Marie-Elodie Ancel (University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, France), will look into the law applicable to digital platforms and intermediaries and discuss whether European Private International Law as it currently stands provides a good framework for social media (and other) platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Uber or Airbnb. The third presentation, to be given by Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna, Austria) will look into the law applicable (digital) transfer of digital assets, notably the transfer of cryptocurrencies via blockchains. The second block will take place on Friday afternoon and deal with the phenomenon of fragmentation in European Private International Law. It will feature two presentations that will pay tribute to the fact that European Private International Law is still governed by a mix of legal instruments (European regulations, European directives, international treaties, national codifications).
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