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Center for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) is hosting a two-day conference on transparency and disclosing information to consumers.

Detail Summary
Start date 4 July 2019
End date 5 July 2019
Time 15:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building J/K


4-5 July 2019

Room 341, bldg. REC-JK, Roeterseiland, Valckeniersstraat 65-67, 1018 XE Amsterdam

4 July 2019

15:00 – 15:30                 Opening of the conference, introduction of the research project (Joasia Luzak)

15:30 – 17:00                 Transparency as a policymakers’ tool (moderator: Marco Loos)

                         Legislative transparency in the EU: from representative to participatory democracy– Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of  Helsinki):

                  Transparency in unfair contract terms law – from understanding words to understanding economics – Peter Rott (University of Kassel)

Contracting in the platform economy.
Transparency, terms, and the hidden plight of third-party traders – Vanessa Mak (Tilburg University)

17:00 – 17:45                 Drinks for conference participants


5 July 2019

9:30 – 11:00                    ABC of online disclosure duties (moderator: Joasia Luzak)

                        Transparency of consumer credit information: is consistency one of the missing keys? – Mia Junuzović (University of Amsterdam)  

                        Non-understandability of information obligations under the CRD – Marco Loos (University of Amsterdam)

                        Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: How different groups of stakeholders view online information obligations – Alexander Wulf & Ognyan Seizov (SRH Berlin)          

11:00 – 11:30                 Coffee break for conference participants

11:30 – 13:00                 Simplifying contract design (moderator: Alexander Wulf)

Addressing "the biggest lie on the Internet": Design patterns for protecting people from themselves – Helena Haapio (University of Vaasa)

“I have read and understood”: making contracts safe to sign – Rob Waller (Simplification Centre)

13:00 – 14:00                    Lunch for conference participants

14:00 – 15:30           What lawyers should know about transparency? (moderator: Mia Junuzović)

                                   What lawyers could learn from the effects of disclosing hidden forms of advertising? – Sophie Boerman (University of Amsterdam)                     

                               The role of multimodality in 'being tranparent': previous work and current challenges – John Bateman (University of Bremen)


Roeterseilandcampus - building J/K

Valckenierstraat 65-67
1018 XE Amsterdam

For further information please contact: Joasia Luzak