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Security and other interests in digital assets

Security and other interests in digital assets
A report on the progress of the Uniform Law Commission and American Law Institute Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies, with comparative law remarks from a European point of view
Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 17:00–19:00 CET or 11:00–13:00 ET

 

Welcome and introduction
Spyridon Bazinas
IACPIL, Board Member
Observer, ULC/ALI Committee on the Uniform
Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies

 

Progress report
Edwin E. Smith
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York and Boston
Uniform Law Commissioner from the Common-wealth
of Massachusetts currently serving as chair of the ULC/ALI
Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies

 

Comparative law remarks from a European point of view
Andrea Tosato
Associate Professor…



Company Law An Entity Theory

Company Law An Entity Theory
11 February 2021, 5 pm – 7 pm (CET)

Spyridon Bazinas
IACPIL, Board Member
Welcome and Introduction

Eva Micheler
London School of Economics
Company Law – An Entity Theory

Walter Doralt
University of Graz
Entity Theory and Legislative Activism: The Austrian Limited

Discussion

Organisations are a social phenomenon outside of company law. Company law finds this phenomenon and provides it with a legal structure.
It makes available legal personality and a pro-cedural framework facilitating corporate deci-sion making and corporate acting. Company law evolves with a view to supporting auto-nomous action through organisations. Eva Micheler advances an entity theory of com-pany law. It builds on the insight that orga-nisations or firms are autonomous actors in their own right. They are more than…



Company Law An Entity Theory

Company Law An Entity Theory
11 February 2021, 5 pm – 7 pm (CET)

Spyridon Bazinas
IACPIL, Board Member
Welcome and Introduction

Eva Micheler
London School of Economics
Company Law – An Entity Theory

Walter Doralt
University of Graz
Entity Theory and Legislative Activism: The Austrian Limited

Discussion

Organisations are a social phenomenon outside of company law. Company law finds this phenomenon and provides it with a legal structure.
It makes available legal personality and a pro-cedural framework facilitating corporate deci-sion making and corporate acting. Company law evolves with a view to supporting auto-nomous action through organisations. Eva Micheler advances an entity theory of com-pany law. It builds on the insight that orga-nisations or firms are autonomous actors in their own right. They are more than…



Celebrating the 40th birthday of the Austrian Private International Law Act

Celebrating the 40th birthday of the Austrian Private International Law Act, scholars from numerous European countries have contributed to a festschrift of more than 400 pages edited by Florian Heindler (Sigmund Freud University Vienna). The essays focus on the possible reform of the Austrian PIL Act, its value, and its role as a national PIL Codification influenced and partly derogated by EU legislation. The contributions from Andrea Bonomi (in English), Axel Flessner, Fabienne Jault-Seseke, Thomas John, Caroline Sophie Rupp, Thomas Bachner, Ena-Marlis Bajons, Wolfgang Faber, Edwin Gitschthaler, Florian Heindler, Helmut Heiss, Brigitta Lurger, Martina Melcher, Andreas Schwartze, and Bea Verschraegen deal with the general part of the PIL Act and specific issues such as conflict of laws in family, property, succession, and…



Blockchain and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions: A question of compatibility

Blockchain and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions: A question of compatibility
11 April 2019, 6 pm
Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Dr. Orkun Akseli
(Durham University Law School)
Spyridon V. Bazinas Introductory Remarks

Prof. Akseli will present the potential use of a blockchain based distributed ledger platform as a registry for security rights as well as its interac-tion with the principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions (‘MLST’). This type of technology has the potential to revolutionise the third party effectiveness of security inter-ests. In this process, the modern principles of the MLST could play a pivotal role in reducing the cost of credit and expanding the financial inclu-sion of small businesses and individuals. Block-chain and distributed…



Einladung zur Tagung Internationaler Kinderschutz

Einladung zur Tagung Internationaler Kinderschutz

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019
09:15-17:15 Uhr

Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität
Raum 317
Freudplatz 3
1020 Wien

Im Rahmen einer erstmaligen Zusammenarbeit zur wissenschaftliche Vertiefung der mit dem Internationalen Kinderschutz verbundenen Rechtsfragen laden die Österreichische Gesellschaft für Familien- und Vermögensrecht (ogfv) und die Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft für Komparatistik und Kollisionsrecht (IGKK) zu einer Tagung am 17.1.2019 zu aktuellen Fragen des Kinderschutzes.

Mit der Anmeldung zur Veranstaltung erklären Sie sich einverstanden, dass Ihre Daten durch die ogfv zum Zweck der Organisation und Durchführung der Veranstaltung verarbeitet werden. Eine Weitergabe Ihrer Daten an Dritte erfolgt nicht.

Der Bogen spannt sich von der Umsetzung der EU-Grundrechtecharta über Fragen der Leihmutterschaft bis hin zur Problematik der Kindesentführung. Breiter Raum wird auch den immer brisanteren Rechtsfragen des Kinderschutzes im Zusammenhang mit den neuen Medien gewidmet. Alle genannten…



Reducing risk in cross-border transactions

Reducing risk in cross-border transactions
The Role of the Hague Choice of Court Convention
13 December 2018, 6 pm
Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Thomas John (ACIArb)
Hague Conference on Private International Law, Permanent Bureau

Thomas John works as Principal Legal Officer at the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Confe-rence of Private Internation Law. He will di-scuss identification of typical risks in cross-border transactions with a particular focus on certain transactional, litigation and enforce-ment risks typically encountered by parties. While domestic settings are used for compa-rison purposes, Thomas will concentrate on the international aspects of those risks, intro-ducing risk management and mitigation strategies, including as available under the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention which has entered…



Current legislative trends in private law regulation of digital assets

Current legislative trends in private law regulation of digital assets
4 December 2018, 6 pm

IACPIL in cooperation with Stadler Völkel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Chair: Florian Heindler, IACPIL

18:00-18:20
Perspectives from the UK – Findings of the UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Final Report
Burcu Yüksel, University of Aberdeen

18:20-18:40
Current trends in Russian Private Law Regulation of Digital Assets
Maxim Bashkatov, Moscow State University

18:40-19:00
Digital Assets – current state of jurisprudence and common positions in Germany
Anton Zimmermann, Universität Heidelberg

19:00-19:20
Private Law Regulation of Digital Assets in Austria
-Suggestions and Considerations
Oliver Völkel, Stadler Völkel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Discussion

The talk on current legislative trends…



IACPIL Conference Receivables and Securities in Private International Law

IACPIL Conference
Receivables and Securities in Private International Law
29 November 2018
Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna, Austria

15:30 Welcome

Panel 1 The law applicable to third-party effects of assignment of claims

15:40 – 15:55
Ondrej Vondracek (EU Commission)
The proposal for a regulation on the law applicable to third-party effects of assignment COM(2018) 96 final – An insider perspective

15:55 – 16:10
Spyridon Bazinas
Approaches to the law applicable to third-party effects of assi-gnment taken in uniform law

16:10 – 16:25
Eva-Maria Kieninger (Universität Würzburg)
The law applicable to third-party effects of assignment – conside-rations from a continental European perspective

16:25 – 16:40
Michel Deschamps (McCarthy)
The law applicable to third-party effects of assignment – comparison between the Commission proposal and the US…



Evidence, Argument, and Reason in an Era of „Post-Truth“ Politics and Law

Professor Scott Brewer will present a lecture on the topic of the relation between evidence and reason in a world of “post truth” politics and law.  The Enlightenment project sought to place reason at the center of understanding both the world and the human being.  On this view, evidence was an essential tool of reasoned understanding – evidence from the world, from the study of humans’ political and social existence, and from introspection of the human mind itself.  But this faith in reason and reasoned evidence became, and remains, deeply shaken.  In part, this shaken faith was enabled by the work of three…