European Contract Law and the Creation of Norms (22-23 June 2018)

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On 22–23 June Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) organize a conference „European Contract Law and the Creation of Norms”. It brings together leading experts from academic institutions in Europe and beyond, in order to discuss various dimensions of sources of contemporary contract law. The conference will focus, in particular, on the novel ways of creating “regulatory content”, which emerge to a great extent without a direct involvement of a state legislation and pose a substantial challenge to the already existing conceptual and legal framework. The conference will be organized in the Maria Lubomirska-Radziwiłłowa Palace (Warsaw, ulica Długa 26). The registration details are available at the website:


Friday, 22 June 2018
Welcome and Introduction
Stefan Grundmann, European University Institute Florence /
Humboldt-University Berlin
Celina Nowak, Director of Institute of Law Studies, Warsaw
Jerzy Pisuliński, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

I. Setting the Scene: Values and Jurisdictions
Chair: Ewa Łętowska, Polish Academy of Sciences
1. Good Faith: Contract’s Grounding Norm
Daniel Markovits, Yale University
2. A Private International Law Perspective on the Creation of Norms and Transnational Governance
Horatia Muir Watt, SciencePo, Paris

II. Party Autonomy and its Use
Chair: Jacobien Rutgers, Amsterdam Free University
1. Regulating Optional Rules
Lorenz Kähler, Bremen University
2. Default Rules Beyond the State
Mateusz Grochowski, Polish Academy of Sciences / Yale University

III. Party Autonomy and its Further Dimensions
Chair: Ewa Rott-Pietrzyk, University of Silesia in Katowice
1. Types of Contracts and the Role of State in Enhancing Choice
Hanoch Dagan, Tel Aviv University
2. Optional Codes – Could they work?
Piotr Machnikowski, University of Wrocław

IV. Party Autonomy as a Responsibility for Norms
Chair: Pietro Sirena, Bocconi University
1. Private Ordering
Fernando Gómez, Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
2. Self-Regulation
Florian Möslein, Marburg University
3. Standardization – the Hidden Norms and Standard Setter
Hans Micklitz, European University Institute, Florence

Saturday, 23 June 2018

V. Individualism and Societal Responsibility
Chair: Mateusz Pilich, University of Warsaw
1. Personalized Law – a Revolution in Norm Theory?
Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago
2. Constitutional Values
Hugh Collins, Oxford University

VI. Case Law and Creation of Law
Chair: Stefan Grundmann, EUI / Humboldt-University
1. European Contract Law in the CJEU’s Jurisprudence
Camelia Toader, European Court of Justice, Luxemburg
2. CJEU’s jurisprudence in domestic legal orders: potential and hurdles – Invited comment
Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska, University of Osnabrück

 (the pricture above: Wasilij Martynczuk, The Abduction of Europa)

Posted on by Mateusz Grochowski in Competition, Consumer Law, Contract Law, General Issues, International

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Mateusz Grochowski
Mateusz Grochowski

Ph.D., assistant professor in the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and in the Institute of Justice, assistant in the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland, holder of scholarships of the Foundation for Polish Science and of the National Science Centre, previously visiting scholar at the Università degli Studi di Trento.