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Important Event Information

Because of concern about the spreading of the new corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), we find ourselves compelled to cancel the 19th Annual Conference on European Tort Law (ACET) [More information]
 


Pierre Widmer

On 13 May 2020, Pierre Widmer, one of our founding members, passed away at the age of 82. We are deeply saddened by the loss and would like to extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to his wife and family. [Read more]


New Publication: European Tort Law Yearbook 2018 published

The European Tort Law Yearbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in tort law in Europe. It contains reports on most EU Member States alongside contributions from Norway and Switzerland. An overview of developments in the field of EU law is also provided. In conclusion, a comparative analysis reviews the essential aspects of all the reports, which are written by scholars from their respective jurisdictions. [More Information]


New EGTL Publication: The Borderlines of Tort Law

This book edited by Miquel Martin-Casals explores how differences between tort and contract affect the foundations of liability, the nature and amount of the compensation, the extent of liability and whether defences and limitation periods corresponding to the distinct causes of action give rise to substantially different outcomes. [More Information]


Juristenrunde with Fang Shaokun

Professor Fang Shaokun, professor of Yantai University Law School and Jilin University Law School, held a Juristenrunde lecture on the 'Codification of the Chinese Civil Code' on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. The event took place in the Centre's premises.


Conference honouring Helmut Koziol, Ulrich Magnus and Pierre Widmer

On the 7th of November 2019 the Dutch Association for Liability Law and the Law of Remedies devoted a conference to honour the major contributions of three giants in the realm of liability law: Professor Helmut Koziol, Professor Ulrich Magnus and Professor Pierre Widmer. [More Information]


4th Meeting of the Sino-European Private Law Forum

On 18 October 2019, the Sino-European Private Law Forum held its 4th biennial meeting, where current projects were discussed. Moreover, first results of the “Fault-based and Strict Liability” project were presented in a public conference. Click here for the full programme.


ELI Conference on Insurance Governance

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, the European Law Institute invites to a conference on "Systems of Governance in the European Insurance Industry". Renowned experts will discuss key issues of Solvency II, the implementation of key functions of insurance undertakings in the EU, and internal control systems. The conference takes place at the top floor of the Juridicum, University of Vienna. [More information]


Juristenrunde with Clara Bonfils Gispert

Clara Bonfils Gispert, PhD Canditate at the Universitat de Girona, outlined main topics of the 'Liability of robotics and artificial intelligence' in a Juristenrunde on 5 August 2019, 11.00h. The event took place in the Centre's premises.


New Publication: Die Haftung von Eisenbahnverkehrs- und Infrastrukturunternehmen im Rechtsvergleich

On 17 January 2019, the first part of the "Liability for Means of Transport" project was published with Jan Sramek Verlag. The book edited by Helmut Koziol offers comprehensive reports on the topic of railroad liability in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland and investigates current reform needs. [More information]


Juristenrunde: Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna

ECTIL hosted another Juristenrunde. Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna, Assistant Professor at the Tilburg University, gave a presentation on 'Breach of Contract and Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss' on Thursday, 6 December 2018. The event took place in the Centre's premises.
 


New Publications: European Tort Law Basic Texts and Tort Liability Law of China

The second edition of European Tort Law Basic Texts edited by Ernst Karner, Ken Oliphant and Barbara Steininger makes available English versions of basic tort law texts from almost all the legal systems of the EU and EFTA, as well as Russia and Turkey. The book Tort Liability Law of China authored by Lixing Yang provides a profound overview of Chinese Tort Law to English-speaking readers. For more information, please click the links.
 


Juristenrunde: Lena Kolbitsch

ECTIL hosted another Juristenrunde. Mag. Lena Kolbitsch of the University of Vienna gave a presentation on 'Die Haftung im Gefälligkeitsverhältnis' on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
 


Symposium: Patients' Consent and Medical Liability

ECTIL together with the Institute for European Tort Law, Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, and the Austrian Medical Association held a symposium on "Patienteneinwilligung und ärztliche Haftung" which took place on 15 October 2018 in Vienna. [More information]
 

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