International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law
14-15 July 2021 / Virtual meeting


Opening Address: Professor Orkun Akseli (Durham Law School, UK)

Session 1: Chair – Professor Benjamin Geva (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada)

Wednesday 14 July: 15.00-16.30 CEST[1]

  • Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada) - The price elasticity for bankruptcy: Estimating a demand curve for financial relief
  • Professor Gerard McCormack (University of Leeds, UK) - UK business restructurings and international recognition post Brexit and post Covid?
  • Professor Ignacio Tirado (Secretary-General, UNIDROIT) - The times they are a’changing: new paradigms in the regulation of business distress
  • Professor Janet Walker (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada) - Going virtual for good? – Prospects for online hearings in the post-pandemic world

Session 2: Chair – Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer (Swiss International Law School, Switzerland)

Wednesday 14 July: 17.00-18.30 CEST

  • Professor Edward Janger (Brooklyn Law School, USA) - Global Erie and its limits: Channelling jurisdictional competition for procedure
  • Professor Ross Cranston (London School of Economics, UK) - Online dispute resolution in the Commercial Court (London) and arbitration
  • Professor Edgardo Munoz (Universidad Panamericana, Mexico) - COVID-19 related public and private measures as a type of impediment under the CISG?
  • Professor Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell (University Carlos III, Spain) - Fighting disinformation and misinformation in times of pandemic: social networks' policies, platform liability, and legal response

Session 3: Chair – Professor Michael Bridge (National University of Singapore)

Thursday 15 July: 09.00-10.30 CEST

  • Professor Charles Booth (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA) - Insolvency law reform in Asia: Responses to COVID-19
  • Professor Kunihiro Nakata (Ryukoku University, Japan) - New regulation on digital platform in Japan
  • Professor Arie Reich (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) – Should forum selection clauses in agreements of international websites be enforced? – A proposed new model
  • Professor Sandra Annette-Booysen (National University of Singapore) - Protecting customers from payment scams

Closing Address: Prof. Arie Reich (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

[1] CEST: Central European Summer Time UTC+2.