Conference – Towards a Common European Sales Law

29 February 2012, Amsterdam.

Hot on the heels of ERA’s event in Trier, and our own in Brussels, the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law held its conference on the proposed Common European Sales Law (or CESL) in the plush surroundings of the Bethanien Klooster in Amsterdam. The conference proceedings were in Dutch, and aimed at stakeholders in the Dutch community. A glance at the participants list revealed who these stakeholders included: the usual suspects (i.e. academics), law firms and legal counsel, business interests and  consumer organisations. The judiciary sent representatives, as did the ministries of justice as well as economic affairs. An MP for VVD (the Dutch Liberals, a member of the ruling coalition) and the Netherlands Permanent Representation in Brussels also sent observers. Importantly, a member of DG Justice was also in the audience.

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