On 31 May and 1 June 2013, the workshop "Content and effects of contracts: the CESL in the European multi-level system of governance" will take place in Groningen (at the Hanze Sociëteit, Oude Boteringestraat 19).
The workshop is sponsored and organised by the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCL). It is carried out in the framework of two GCL research programmes ("Public Interests and Private Relationships" and "User Friendly Private Law") and one NILG focus group ("Public Policy and Private Autonomy"). Moreover, the workshop is inspired by the Dutch-German comparative law cooperation in the framework of the Hanse Law School (HLS). Several speakers are actual or former HLS lecturers and students.
The focus of this workshop lies on Chapter 7 of the proposed EU Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL):
Art. 66 Contract termsArt. 67 Usages and practices in contracts between tradersArt. 68 Contract terms which may be impliedArt. 69 Contract terms derived from certain pre-contractual statementsArt. 70 Duty to raise awareness of not individually negotiated contract termsArt. 71 Additional payments in contracts between a trader and a consumerArt. 72 Merger clausesArt. 73 Determination of priceArt. 74 Unilateral determination by a partyArt. 75 Determination by a third partyArt. 76 LanguageArt. 77 Contracts of indeterminate durationArt. 78 Contract terms in favour of third parties.
The two main questions that will be discussed during the workshop are:
1) Do Art. 66-78 CESL put the consumer in a better, equally good or worse position than the correspondent national law provisions?
2) Do Art. 66-78 CESL put commercial enterprises in a better, equally good or worse position than the correspondent national law provisions?
Please see here for the programme of this workshop.
Participation to the conference is free of charge, but registration is required. Registration will be possible
before 20 May 2013
by sending an e-mail mentioning your full name, academic titles and which parts of the conference and/or social activities you would like to participate in to Ms. Eleonora Goljan (
You are most welcome to participate in this workshop. I would be very happy to welcome you in Groningen on 31 May and 1 June!
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