On Friday, 15 June 2012, the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) will host a one-day roundtable conference at the Feestzaal of Maastricht Law Faculty.
From the official announcement:
This roundtable is divided into three panels, distinguished on the basis of perspective. Contributions in the first panel offer an institutional perspective on the choices available. A second panel focuses on competition between the instruments and how parties may be expected to choose. The third sheds some light on the similarities and differences between the instruments, suggesting criteria to evaluate these instruments, as well as views on what the best instrument is. Speakers are drawn from academia, legal practice, as well as commercial interests.
Attendance is free, but access is limited. Admissions can be submitted until 8 June 2012 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be found here. The programm reads as follows:
10.00-10.25 Registration and coffee
10.25-10.30 Welcome address, Professor Jan Smits (Maastricht)
Panel 1 – A view from the institutions
10.30-11.00 An arbitrator’s perspective, Professor Christina Ramberg (Stockholm)
11.00-11.30 t.b.a., Professor Jan Smits (Maastricht)
Panel 2 – How parties (ought to) choose
13.30-13.50 A psychology of choice of laws, Dr Gary Low (Maastricht)
13.50-14.10 Choice of jurisdiction, Prof Jan Dalhuisen (King’s College London)
14.10-14.30 A commercial perspective, Mr Eric Poelman (Philips CE)
15.00-15.20 Coffee break
Panel 3 – Comparing choices
15.20-15.40 Formation/Incorporation, Dr Sonja Kruisinga (Utrecht)
15.40-16.00 Interpretation of Contracts, Dr Nicole Kornet (Maastricht)
16.00-16.20 Remedies for Breach, Dr Olaf Meyer (Bremen)
16.20 – 16.50 Discussion
16.50-17.00 Closing remarks