Events 07 March 2016

EU Contract Law: Increasing Trust for Consumers and Creating Business-Friendly Environment for Traders

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Event date :

07 March 2016- 08 March 2016

Event location :

Chambre des Métiers - Master room (411), 4 th floor - 2 Circuit de la Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg

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All economic transactions are based on contracts. This is why the differences in the contracts rules on how a contract is concluded or terminated, or on how the delivery of a faulty product has to be remedied, are felt in the daily life of both traders and consumers. For traders, these differences generate additional complexity and costs, notably when they want to export their products and services to several EU Member States. For consumers, these differences make it more difficult to shop in countries other than their own, in particular when shopping online.

European Contract Law is one of the Europe 2020 strategic priorities, tying with the completion of the single market in Europe. A proposal on the new legal instrument is planned to be adopted. This EU-wide optional law will have a significant influence on cross-border transactions between business and suppliers as well as consumers, and would particularly benefit SMEs.

Programme - 7 March 2016

  • PART 1 – Strengthening the European Internal Market through Contract Law

EU competence to regulate contract law

This first session aims to provide the necessary information about the EU competence to regulate contract law, offering a survey of existing EU legislation and discussion alternative policy approaches for new instruments.

Contract law and the Digital Single Market: the European Commission Strategy for the development of cross-border e-commerce

This session will be devoted to explain the main strategies announced in 2015 to boost online transactions, while increasing consumers trust and creating a business-friendly environment for traders selling abroad, through the adoption of a coherent legal framework on contract law in the European Union.

  • PART 2 – EU Contract Law related to Consumer Rights

The EU legislation regarding consumer sales and its implementation

This session will focus on the main set of EU directives on consumer rights, such as: Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights, Directive 1999/44/EC on consumer sales and guarantees, Directive 93/13/EC on unfair terms in consumer contracts.

Consumer rights in cross-border e-commerce

The first part of this session is aimed at guiding businesses in consumer legislation in relation to cross-border e-commerce. The second part is aimed to guide consumers in relation to consumer rights in cross-border e-commerce and increase consumer confidence in the European Internal Market.

Programme - 8 March 2016

  • PART 3 – Specific Contracts under EU law

Recent developments in EU Sales of Goods Contract

This session is dedicated to discuss the regime of contracts for sale of goods at the international and European level.

Recent developments in EU Insurance Contract law

The objective of this session is to update participants on the European Commission work on insurance contract law, and in particular on its initiative on 29th voluntary regime applying across the EU. Hereby, the main objectives of this initiative as well as difficulties faced by the Member States will be explained to offer participants better understanding of national specificities when it comes to the principles underlying this type of contracts.

The role of the case law of the European Union Court of Justice related to commercial contracts

This session will offer an overview of the main case law regarding businesses in cross-border transactions.


Please fill in the registration form on the EIPA Website.

ABBL Members will receive a 10% discount.


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