André Janssen at CCTL Obligations Lab Asia Conference

On 12 May 2023, the CCTL Obligations Lab Asia at CUHK Law holds an online conference titled “Transformation or Adaptation? Private Law and New Technologies.”

The conference centers around the question when technological progress, such as the rise of AI, requires a complete transformation of legal frameworks and when cautious adaptation is sufficient instead.  The conference aims to present various views on how private law should be ‘updated’ to meet the challenges arising from novel, technologically-enabled social and commercial practices.

A great variety of speakers with different backgrounds is invited to share their views at three plenary sessions: I. Adapting Private Law to New Technologies, II. AI Liability in the EU, III. Transformations in Private Law. Additionally, two parallel sessions will be held on the subjects of I. New Challenges for Consumer Law and II. Digital Distribution and Liability Rules in the Platform Economy.


DLS Researcher André Janssen (Radboud University) is invited as speaker to the first plenary session.  He is an expert on private law, in particular regarding contract law, tort law, European private law, international sales law and artificial intelligence and law. He is editor-in-chief of the European Review of Private Law (ERPL), editorial board member of the international Arbitration Law Review (IALR) and board member of the German-Dutch lawyers’ Association.

At the conference, he will speak on the topic : Performance by AI: The End of Contract Law As We Know It? 

You can find out more about the conference’s speakers and the program as well as the link for registration here.