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The Formation of Blockchain-based Smart Contracts in the Light of Contract Law

Are smart contracts marking the end of contract formation as we know it? In an event held by the Jean Monnet Module on Liability of Robots, top experts examine the formation of (blockchain-based) smart contracts and discuss whether the traditional common law concept of contract formation is seriously challenged by the rise of smart contracts.

The Jean Monnet Module on Liability of Robots: A European Vision for a New Legal Regime (LEGROB) granted to IE Law School is devoted to teaching, researching and debating on how the EU is going to take action on the regulation of the Liability of Robots.  “Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme- Jean Monnet Activities of the European Union

Learn more about the first event held by the Jean Monnet Module where Dr. Mateja Durovic, Lecturer in Law at King´s College London; Andre Janssen, Chair Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen; and Francisco de Elizalde, Professor at IE Law School and Director of the EU Jean Monnet Module, examine the formation of (blockchain-based) smart contracts and discuss whether the traditional common law concept of contract formation is seriously challenged by the rise of smart contracts. Are smart contracts marking the end of contract formation as we know it or is it just much ado about nothing?

12 Feb 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Faculty, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Professor Marina Aksenova receives the Paul Guggenheim Prize for her book Complicity in International Criminal Law

IE Law School´s Marina Aksenova, Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the ARTIJ Initiative, received The Paul Guggenheim Prize in ...

01 Feb 2019

 

Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, News

The Negotiation Table: Full Course, Main Dish or Dessert?

This article outlines the importance of a focus on time in a negotiation and the underlying significance of negotiation to the growth and/or success ...

30 Jan 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law

Two papers authored by Professor Giulio Allevato have been recently published

In the last book “Combating Tax Avoidance in the EU”, Professor Allevato analyses the main peculiarities, under a legal perspective, of the ...

28 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, News

Skills for a successful career in a changing legal market

What are the skills for a successful career in today´s changing legal market? Our Vicedean Soledad Atienza shares her thoughts in this article ...

16 Jan 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Global, Comparative and European Law, Management Skills, News

IE Law Professor´s Francisco Marcos articles among 100 best academic articles of Antitrust Law

Concurrences has chosen two of Professors Francisco Marcos articles among the 100 best academic articles of Antitrust Law published in 2018.

16 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, News

Rethinking Constitutional Law

On December 17th, Professor Antonios Kouroutakis gave the lecture ʽRethinking Constitutional Law- at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. The goal of his paper aims to identify constitutional configurations and mechanisms that safeguard the constitutional system from political actors who abuse their power in order to entrench their position.

This project is based on the assumption that ‘Power’ rots political actors. This remark is not new, as Alexis de Tocqueville had already remarked that ‘intrigue and corruption are the natural defects of elective government’. So, it should not take analysts and commentators by surprise, the fact that political actors around the world constantly purport to entrench their power.

Based on that, I argue that what makes democracies an imperfect mechanism -and what makes people dissatisfied with political elites- are the following: (1) political actors who abuse their dominant position, for instance by amending the constitution to consolidate their power, (2) political actors who conspire with other political actors to advance their interests, suffice to mention here the manipulation and the redrafting of the boundaries of electoral constituencies, the so called gerrymandering, and (3) political actors who take advantage from the access to state recourses in order to strengthen forthcoming political campaigns.

10 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics

10 Faculty winter reading recommendations

With the holiday break around the corner and looking ahead to 2019, it’s the perfect time of the year to curl up with a good book and a steaming ...

07 Dec 2018

 

Faculty

Professor Kouroutakis participated in the evaluation of the anti-terrorism laws organized by the Commission Nationale Consultative des droits de l’Homme

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the law on internal security and fight against terrorism (SILT Law No. 2017-1510) and the official end of ...

06 Dec 2018

 

Faculty, News

Remarkable Bachelor of Laws alumni share their inspiring after-grad experience

On an event organized by the IEU Law Society, four alumni of the Bachelor of Laws degree shared their after-graduation experience, insights on how ...

03 Dec 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

“Law and art can complement each other as they target different areas of the human psyche”

The Art and International Justice Initiative, Directed by Professor Marina Aksenova, is a hub connecting academics, legal practitioners, students and ...

23 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics, News

Art in the Practice of Reparations at the International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Professor Marina Aksenova took part in the Workshop ‘Rethinking Reparations in International Law’ at Lauterpracht Centre in Cambridge where she ...

15 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics, News

Salomé Cisnal is named by Politico as one of the women shaping Brussels

Politico named Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Associate Professor of EU Competition Law at IE Law School, one of the 20 women who shape Brussels, a list ...

12 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, News

From the Code of Hammurabi to the binary code: Why lawyers should learn to code

There is growing debate as to whether lawyers and legal practitioners need to learn to code or not. Is this a trend or a profound change in the legal ...

30 Oct 2018

 

Faculty Opinion, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship

Legal Practice in the Digital Era: Join the conversation at the UIA Congress

IE Law School will be attending the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) Congress taking place in Oporto, Portugal from October 30 to November 3. Join us to discuss Legal Practice in the Digital Era, the main theme of the conference, and to discover the initiatives launched by the school in order to lead the transformation in the profession and sector.

Established in 1927 and now with members in 110 countries, the UIA is a global and multi-cultural organization for the legal profession that facilitates professional development, stimulates learning and networking, and promotes the Rule of Law.

At present, through its collective members (bars, federations, and associations) and individual members, the Union Internationale de Avocats (UIA) brings together two million lawyers from more than 110 countries.

IE Law School professor Antonios Kouroutakis will be taking part in the Law of Robotics working group in the presentation “Unmanned Vehicles – Where to Go Without a Driver and Who to Sue?” which will tackle complex legal issues which may soon concern in our daily lives.

26 Oct 2018

 

News

IE Law School will be attending the Legal Geek Conference in London

At IE Law School we are excited and very much looking forward to being part of this vibrant and global legaltech startup community that is dedicated ...

08 Oct 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Easy Law, Esquify and Lucius Report: Meet the Legaltech Venture Day finalists and winner

From Singapore through Chicago and finalizing in México City, meet the three finalists —and the winner— of our first Global Legaltech Venture ...

24 Sep 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

IE Law School students share their academic experience at NYU School of Law

Students of the Master in Global Taxation and the Master in Global Corporate Compliance share their journey during the NYU Global Experience Module, ...

31 Aug 2018

 

Compliance, Financial and Tax Law, Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

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