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June 2021

Security and other interests in digital assets

2. June, 17:00 - 19:00

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…

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February 2021

Company Law An Entity Theory

11. February, 17:00 - 19:00

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…

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Company Law An Entity Theory

11. February, 17:00 - 19:00

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…

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April 2019

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

11. April 2019, 18:00
Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität, Freudplatz 3, 1020 Wien

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…

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January 2019

Einladung zur Tagung Internationaler Kinderschutz

17. January 2019, 9:15 - 17:15
Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität, Freudplatz 3, 1020 Wien

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…

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December 2018

Reducing risk in cross-border transactions

13. December 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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…

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Current legislative trends in private law regulation of digital assets

4. December 2018, 18:00
Sigmund Freud University Freudplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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 in private law regulation of digital assets is…

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November 2018

IACPIL Conference Receivables and Securities in Private International Law

29. November 2018, 15:30 - 19:00

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…

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March 2018

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

15. March 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Sigmund Freud University, Freudplatz 1
Vienna, 1020 Austria
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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 great Doubters: Nietzsche (who taught that we should be suspicious of our religious, moral, and political beliefs and actions),…

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May 2017

Privatdozentin Dr. iur. Viola Heutger – Konsumentenschutz unter der Tropensonne: Das Kaufrecht der überseeischen Gebietsteile des Königreichs der Niederlande

15. May 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
Juridicum – SEM 42 / Stiege 1 / 4. Stock

Die ehemaligen kolonisierten Inseln in der Karibik und heutigen überseeischen Gebietsteile des Königreichs der Niederlande waren mehrere Jahrzehnte ein Staat mit dem Namen Niederländische Antillen. Zuerst folgte der Austritt von Aruba aus dem Inselverbund und 2010 kam eine grosse Staatsreform. Nun sind Curacao, Aruba und Sint Maarten eigene Staaten im Königreich der Niederlande und für die drei kleineren, sogenannten BES-Inseln, Bonaire, Sint Eustachius und Saba, wurde ein eigener Status geschaffen. Jede dieser Einheiten kennt ein eigenes Zivilgesetzbuch. Die Inseln sind aber kein Teil der Europäischen Union und somit ist auch keine Umsetzung des acquis communautaire nötig. Das Verbraucherrecht ist daher sehr unterschiedlich auf den Inseln. Verbraucherschutzorganisationen sind noch im Entstehen. Nur Aruba ist Mitglied des UN-Kaufrechts geworden. Das Statut für…

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