Seminar in honour of Ole Lando

The Law Department at Copenhagen Business School invites to a "90th Birthday Seminar for Ole Lando" on Wednesday 29 August 2012.

 
Onsdag, 29 august, 2012 - 15:00 to 17:20

In order to honour Professor Emeritus Ole Lando and his outstanding lifelong contributions to the development of international contract law and the conflict of laws, the Law Department at Copenhagen Business School invites to a "90th Birthday Seminar for Ole Lando" on Wednesday 29 August 2012 where Professor Lando and his colleagues, Professor M.J. Bonell, Rome, and A.S. Hartkamp, Nijmegen, will discuss the development of a global contract law.

Programme

15.00

Welcome by Professor Peter Arnt Nielsen, head of the Law Department, CBS

15.10-15.50

Professor Arthur Hartkamp:

"The future of the unification of contract law, particular in Europe"

15.50-16.30

Professor Michael Joachim Bonell:

“The future of the unification of contract law world-wide”

16 30-17.10

Professor Ole Lando:

”A World Contract Code for international commercial contracts”

17.10

End of the Seminar

17.20

Reception

Presentation of the speakers:

Arthur Hartkamp is professor of European Private Law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, Holland. From 1986 to 2001, he was Advocate-General i.e. independent adviser to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, writing almost 1000 opinions in private law cases pending before the Supreme Court. These opinions discuss the state of the law, including comparative law and include recommendation for the Court on how to rule the case at issue. From 2001-2006, he was Procureur-General which is the highest judicial authority in the country next to the President of the Supreme Court and the chairperson of the Advocates-General and  charged with supervising of the judiciary in the Netherlands.

He is First Vice president of UNIDROIT and has been a Member of the Working Group preparing the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and a Member of the Commission on European Contract Law. Furthermore, he has an honorary law degree from the Demokritos University of Thrace in Greece.  Among his many publications is a four volume treatise on the Dutch Law of Obligations.

Michael Joachum Bonell is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Rome I "La Sapienza". Since 1978, he has been Consultant at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Rome.

He was a Member of the Italian delegation to the Diplomatic Conference for the adoption of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods in Vienna 1980, and has since 1979 been Chairman of the Working Group for the preparation of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, the third edition of which was published in 2011.  From 1981 he was Member of the Commission on European Contract Law ("Lando Commission")   He holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Basel and Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, and has published books and articles in Italian, English and German.

Ole Lando, Professor of comparative law at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 1963-1992. Lando was chairman of the Commission that prepared the Principles of European Contract Law.

He was a member of the Working Group that drafted the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, and of the Study Group on a European Civil Code.  He has published books and articles in Danish and English on private international law, EU law and comparative law.

He first argued for a European and World unification of the private international law of contracts and when he feared that this would have little effect, for the unification of substantive contract law.

Lando holds honorary degrees from Stockholm Business School, and the Universities of Osnabruck in Germany and Fribourg in Switzerland. In 2001 he was awarded the German Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Foreign Humanists., in 2008 the Nordic Lawyers Prize and in 2010, the Anders Sandøe Ørsted Prize Gold Medal.

The seminar is free, but registration is required no later than 20 August 2012 - send an e-mail to seminar.jur@cbs.dk

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 31/10/2012