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16th Annual Conference on European Tort Law

From April 20 to April 22, 2017 the 16th Annual Conference on European Tort Law will be held in Vienna. The opening lecture on Thursday evening will be given by Pierre Widmer (Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne-Dorigny). In a special session on Saturday Martin Spitzer (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria), Philip Sutherland (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), GiedrÄ— KaminskaitÄ—-Salters (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Monika Hinteregger (University of Graz, Austria) will delve into the subject of Climate Change and Environmental Liability”.

More detailed information will be available soon!
 

15th Annual Conference on European Tort Law

From March 31 to April 2, 2016, the 15th Annual Conference on European Tort Law was held in Vienna. The Conference provided practitioners and academics alike with the opportunity to learn about the most significant tort law developments in Europe in 2015. Experts from across Europe presented highlights from their contributions to the Yearbook, European Tort Law 2015, which will be published in autumn 2016. An overview of developments in EU law was also provided and a concluding summary identifies and assesses the most important emerging trends.

The Conference started off on Thursday evening (March 31, 2016) with an opening lecture by Catherine M. Sharkey on "Tort Liability for Pure Economic Loss: US and EU Perspectives" and concluded with a special session on "Liability for Unknown Risks" on Saturday morning (April 2, 2016) with lectures by Martin Hogg (Introduction to the subject of Liability for Unknown Risks, and Common Law perspective), Dirk Looschelders (Germanic system aspects of liability for unknown risks), Pedro del Olmo Garcia (Romanist system aspects of liability for unknown risks) and Louis Visscher (Economic aspects of liability for unknown risks).