News

The future of European private law

The future of European private law was discussed during a conference that King’s College London organized on 8 February 2019, gathering experts from across the continent and beyond. The purpose of the conference was to explore possible developments of private law within the EU, following the failure of several attempts to harmonise large areas of it. Professor Francisco de Elizalde represented IE University with a paper on the future of contract law.

The withdrawal of the Regulation Proposal for a Common European Sales Law (CESL) in 2014 marked the end of the heyday of the intents to harmonise European private law, after decades of enthusiasm, which included other Commission-backed proposals such as the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). In respect of contracts, this first stage of a modern, unified, European contract law was recently assessed in a book edited by Professor Elizalde (Uniform Rules for European Contract Law? A Critical Assessment, Hart, 2018).

The papers presented at the conference covered a variety of issues, including the challenges that technology poses to private law. In general, attendants were supportive of the role of the EU in private law and of a certain level of harmonisation in Europe.

However, discrepancies emerged concerning the meaning and scope of EU private law. To this respect, some scholars understand that EU private law is of regulatory nature, sector-specific, with a lack of overall coherence that impedes uniform rules.

09 May 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law

IE Law School students win the 6th edition of the EUROPA Moot Court Competition

IE Law School undergrad students are recognized as the best contenders in Europe winning the 6th edition of the EUROPA Moot Court Competition in ...

07 May 2019

 

Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, News, Students Experience

How studying the LL.M. in International Business Law can heighten your career prospects

Nowadays, having a global perspective is becoming an increasingly sought-after skill that international law firms and legal departments are seeking ...

03 Apr 2019

 

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

IE Law School signs an agreement with BARBRI and becomes the first European law school that allows LL.M. students to qualify as a US attorney

With this new agreement, IE Law School becomes the first European Law School to offer LLM students the opportunity to study American law and acquire ...

29 Mar 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Global, Comparative and European Law, News, Students Experience

How to drive long-term success with the Executive LL.M.

IE Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law have come together to crack the code of success, producing an Executive LL.M. that prepares ...

29 Mar 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law

How to become a global player in the complex world of corporate compliance

This program—taught at IE Law School in Madrid with a one-week experience at the prestigious NYU School of Law in New York City—prepares ...

27 Mar 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Compliance

Reach your career goals faster when studying the Master in Legal Tech

Do you want to become a force for change in an evolving world? Consider studying the Master in Legal Tech at IE Law School and help drive legal innovation to new heights. This multifaceted program encourages students to apply their passion for innovation and transformation to a range of modern professional landscapes. You have the […]

27 Mar 2019

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills

IE Law School hosts Law Without Walls kick off at Segovia

The “KickOff” in Segovia was an opportunity to get to know the teams and the mentors, and to engage with professionals and entrepreneurs from the ...

18 Feb 2019

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, News, Students Experience

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 ...

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

About IE Law School