European Legal Harmony: Goals and Milestones


9.30 – 9.45 Opening Speeches

Prof. Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, University of Tartu

Mr. Rein Lang, Minister of Justice

Mr. Märt Rask , Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Chair: Prof. Paul Varul , University of Tartu
Mr. Rein Lang, Minister of Justice

9.45 – 10.15 Prof. Hugh Beale, University of Warwick , Great Britain
The Development of a European Private Law and the European
Commission´s Action Plan on Contract Law

10.15 – 10.45 Prof. Christian von Bar, University of Osnabrück , Germany
Working Together Towards a Common Frame of Reference

10.45 – 11.15 Prof. Peter Schlechtriem, University of Freiburg , Germany
Basic Sructures and General Concepts of the CISG as Models for the
[European] Harmonization of the Law of Contracts

11.45 – 12.05 Prof. Carlo Castronovo, Milan Catholic University del S.Cuore , Italy
Common Frame of Reference and Acquis. Conciliation or Clash?

12.05 – 12.25 Prof. Ole Lando, Copenhagen Business School , Denmark
Some Remarks on “legislative style”. The European and Unidroit
Principles Compared with the German Rules on Contractual Obligations of 2001 and the French Draft Reform of the Law of Obligations

12.25 – 12.45 Prof. Jerzy Rajski, University of Warsaw , Poland
On the Need for a Progressive Harmonization of Private Law in the European Union: the Role of Legal Science and Education

12.45 – 13.05 Prof. Lena Sisula-Tulokas, University of Helsinki , Finland
European Harmonization of Civil Law from a Nordic Perspective

14.50 – 15.10 Prof. Matthias Storme, University of Antverpen , Belgium
Freedom of Contract and Non-Mandatory Law

15.10 – 15.30 Prof. Valentinas Mikelenas, University of Vilnius , Lithuania
The Main Features of the New Lithuanian Contract Law According to The Civil Code of 2000

15.30 – 16.00 Prof. Erik Nerep, Stockholm School of Economics , Sweden
The Prospects of a Harmonised Company Law in the European Union:
Current Status and Developments

16.00 – 16.20 Prof. Kaspars Balodis , University of Latvia , Latvia
Contractual Aspects of Formation and Composition of Commercial Partnerships

16.20 – 16.40 Prof. Paul Varul , University of Tartu , Estonia
Estonian and European Civil Codes: Similarities and Differences

16.40 – 17.00 Prof. Heiki Pisuke , University of Tartu , Estonia
Private International Law in a Legal System: a European Perspective

17.00 – 17.10 Closing Remarks