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Developments in Tort Law in Europe 2014
Friday, April 10, 2015
Dear Conference Participants!
We are delighted to welcome you to the 14 Annual Conference on European Tort Law, which is organised jointly by the European Centre of
Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and the Institute for European Tort Law
(ETL). For some of you, this will be your first time at the conference,
while for others it has become a regular event in the calendar. Whichever category you fall in, we hope that this year’s conference will be an
interesting and enjoyable experience for all of you!
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Helmut Koziol
Director, European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law
Ernst Karner
Acting Director, Institute for European Tort Law
Barbara C STEININGER: Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Isabelle C DURANT: Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Viktor TOKUSHEV: Bulgaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Marko BARETIĆ: Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Jiří HRÁDEK: The Czech Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Søren BERGENSER: Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Annette MORRIS: England & Wales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Irene KULL: Estonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Päivi KORPISAARI: Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Michel SÉJEAN: France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Jörg FEDTKE: Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Eugenia G DACORONIA: Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Attila MENYHÁRD: Hungary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Eoin QUILL: Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Elena BARGELLI: Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Agris BITĀNS: Latvia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Simona SELELIONYTĖ-DRUKTEINIENĖ: Lithuania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Giannino CARUANA DEMAJO: Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Anne LM KEIRSE: The Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Knut Martin TANDE: Norway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ewa BAGIŃSKA: Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
André PEREIRA: Portugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Christian ALUNARU: Romania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Martin A HOGG: Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Anton DULAK: Slovakia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Barbara NOVAK: Slovenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Albert RUDA: Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Håkan ANDERSSON: Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Jaison PARAMPETT: Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Thomas THIEDE: European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ernst KARNER: Concluding Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Georg KODEK: Atomized Losses in Tort Law: Conceptual Difficulties and Modern Developments 26
Anton FAGAN: Distributed Damage. A South African and Common Law Perspective . . . . . . . . 26
Hans-Jürgen AHRENS: Injunctive and Compensatory Collective Redress Mechanisms against
Restriction of Competition and Unfair Trade Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Franziska WEBER: Dispersed Losses in Tort Law – an Economic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Curricula Vitæ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.
Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
ETL and ECTIL Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Conference Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4 Programme
Programme
Programme 15:10
Coffee Break
15:30 Brief reports on the following jurisdictions:
OPENING LECTURE: Opting FOR Tort
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Austrian Ministry of Justice (Palais Trautson),
Museumstrasse 7, 1070 Vienna
Chair: Johann NEETHLING
18:00 Welcome Address
Anton DULAK: Slovakia
Håkan ANDERSSON: Sweden
Barbara NOVAK: Slovenia
Jaison PARAMPETT: Switzerland
Albert RUDA: Spain
Thomas THIEDE: European Union
16:45
Ernst KARNER: Concluding Summary
(Discussion at the end of each presentation.)
19:30 Heurigen Evening
18:10 Simon WHITTAKER: Opting for Tort
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Opening Reception
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Austrian Supreme Court/Palace of Justice,
Austrian Supreme Court/Palace of Justice,
Schmerlingplatz 11, 1010 Vienna
Schmerlingplatz 11 , 1010 Vienna
Chairs: Monika HINTEREGGER and Bernhard A KOCH
Chair: Jaap SPIER
09:00 Brief reports on the following jurisdictions:
09:00 Georg KODEK: Atomized Losses in Tort Law: Conceptual Difficulties and Modern
Barbara C STEININGER: Austria
Jiří HRÁDEK: The Czech Republic
Developments
Isabelle C DURANT: Belgium
Søren BERGENSER: Denmark
Viktor TOKUSHEV Bulgaria
Annette MORRIS: England and Wales
Marko BARETIĆ: Croatia
Irene KULL: Estonia
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Hans-Jürgen AHRENS: Injunctive and Compensatory Collective Redress Mechanisms
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Brief reports on the following jurisdictions:
Anton FAGAN: Distributed Damage. A South African and Common Law Perspective
Päivi KORPISAARI: Finland
Attila MENYHÁRD: Hungary
Michel SÉJEAN: France
Eoin QUILL: Ireland
Jörg FEDTKE: Germany
Elena BARGELLI: Italy
Eugenia DACORONIA: Greece
Agris BITĀNS: Latvia
12:30 Lunch Break (light buffet provided)
against Restriction of Competition and Unfair Trade Practice
Franziska WEBER: Dispersed Losses in Tort Law – an Economic Analysis
(Discussion at the end of each lecture.)
13:00Close
For those interested, Jaap Spier will present the Climate Change Principles at 14:30 in the Seminar Room of the Institute for European Tort Law (Reichsratsstrasse 17/2, 1010 Vienna). If
13:30Brief reports on the following jurisdictions:
you are interested in attending this optional event, please register at the information desk.
Simona SELELIONYTĖ-
Ewa BAGIŃSKA: Poland
DRUKTEINIENĖ: Lithuania
André PEREIRA: Portugal
We kindly ask you to take the time to fill in the feedback forms provided at the end of the con-
Giannino CARUANA DEMAJO: Malta
Christian ALUNARU: Romania
ference. The 15th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, again organized by the Institute for
Anne LM KEIRSE: The Netherlands
Martin A HOGG: Scotland
European Tort Law and the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, will be held Thursday,
Knut Martin TANDE: Norway
March 31, to Saturday, April 2, 2016.
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Barbara C Steininger
Austria
▷▷ See Barbara C Steininger’s CV on page 40.
Isabelle C DURANT
▷▷ See Isabelle C DURANT’s CV on page 33.
Belgium
Viktor TOKUSHEV
Bulgaria
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Viktor
TOKUSHEV’s CV on page 41.
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Marko BARETIĆ
Croatia
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Court on illegality of monitoring and the Constitutional Court on the unconstitutionality of
house searches.
▷▷ See Marko BARETIĆ’s CV on page 31.
Conclusions of the Supreme Court:
The Supreme Court agreed with the appeal as
there are two issues which the court never decided on:
(i) Whether Sec 314m of the Criminal Procedure Code may fulfil the condition of Sec 8 of
the State Liability Act, ie to present a cancellation of the illegal decision:
An illegal decision within the meaning of
the State Liability Act is also such a decision
within the criminal investigation the illegality of which was declared in a judgment of the
Supreme Court adopted as result of a complaint
for breach of law despite not cancelling such a
decision. Therefore, a declaratory decision may
also meet the condition of Sec 8 of the State Liability Act and in this sense, Sec 314m of the
CPC may be deemed relevant.
(ii) Whether a constitutional complaint which
presents the only protection against the resolu-
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tion on house searches fulfils the condition of
Sec 8 of the State Liability Act.
In connection with the vigilantibus iura
scripta sunt principle, a person whose rights are
violated by a decision of a state body can protect himself against such a decision by using
defences with the goal of having the decision
cancelled. A house search is always deemed an
interference with the right to private and family life which is protected by Art 8 of the European Convention on the Protection of Human
Rights. Moreover, under Art 13, each person
shall obtain effective legal satisfactory means
before the national body. In the case of unlawful decision on house search, the only possible means is a constitutional complaint. Even
though the Constitutional Court is not a part of
the court system, the constitutional complaint
shall be deemed an effective protective means
within the meaning of Art 13 of the Convention and Sec 8 of the State Liability Act.
▷▷ See Jiří HRÁDEK’s CV on page 35.
Søren BERGENSER
Denmark
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Søren
BERGENSER’s CV on page 32.
Jiří HRÁDEK
The Czech Republic
Decision of the Supreme Court on State
Liability in Cases when No Defence is Possible (Case no 30 Cdo 4286/2013)
Facts of the Case
The claimant sought damages of CZK 100,000
(EUR€3,600) as satisfaction resulting from an
illegal decision (Sec 8 of the State Liability Act)
to search his house and his company’s offices,
for his pre-trial detention as well as for personal
and telecommunications monitoring. These actions were undertaken as part of the criminal
prosecution proceedings which were found to
be unjustified.
The court of first instance as well as the appellate court rejected the claim for damages based
on the fact that no decision had been abolished
and therefore the fundamental condition for liability of the state for illegal decisions – abolishment of the decision in question - was not met.
However, Czech law does not provide for ordinary means to abolish the particular decision
on personal and telecommunications monitoring and on house searches. Nevertheless,
despite the lack of rules on abolishing the decision, Czech law provides for specific means of
protection which may be deemed relevant for
the decision on damages within the state liability system, namely the decisions of the Supreme
Annette Morris
England and Wales
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▷▷ See Annette Morris’ CV on page 37.
Irene KULL
Estonia
▷▷ See Irene KULL’s CV on page 37.
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Päivi KORPISAARI
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Eugenia G DACORONIA
Greece
Finland
▷▷ See Eugenia G DACORONIA’s CV on page 33.
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Päivi
KORPISAARI’s CV on page 36.
Michel SÉJEAN
France
▷▷ See Michel SÉJEAN’s CV on page 39.
Jörg FEDTKE
Germany
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Jörg
FEDTKE’s CV on page 34.
Attila MENYHÁRD
Hungary
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Attila
MENYHÁRD’s CV on page 37.
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Eoin QUILL
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Agris BITĀNS
Ireland
Latvia
▷▷ See Eoin QUILL’s CV on page 39.
Elena BARGELLI
Italy
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Elena
BARGELLI’s CV on page 31.
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Giannino CARUANA DEMAJO
Malta
▷▷ See Agris BITĀNS’ CV on page 32.
Simona SELELIONYTĖ-DRUKTEINIENĖ
Lithuania
▷▷ See Simona SELELIONYTĖ-DRUKTEINIENĖ’s CV on page 40.
▷▷ See Giannino CARUANA DEMAJO’s CV on page 32.
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Anne LM KEIRSE
The Netherlands
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See
Anne KEIRSE’s CV on page 35.
Knut Martin TANDE
Norway
The topic of this presentation is a case from the
Norwegian Supreme Court (Rt 2014, 1192) regarding the principle of imputed contributory negligence. A driver died in a collision after driving
his car negligently under the influence of alcohol
and without a seat belt. When the driver´s partner and her child filed a claim for damages based
on loss of maintenance, the insurance company
stated that the award should be reduced because
of contributory negligence by the deceased driver
based on § 7 in the Norwegian Act on Motor Vehicle Insurance. Partly based on the need for coherence with the solution in other cases of contributory negligence, and partly based on social
considerations, the Supreme Court reduced the
award by 20 %, a modest reduction by Norwegian
standards. The verdict is particulary interesting
because of the indirect influence of EU case law.
▷▷ See Knut Martin TANDE’s CV on page 40.
Ewa BAGIŃSKA
Poland
▷▷ See Ewa BAGIŃSKA’s CV on page 31.
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André PEREIRA
Portugal
▷▷ See André PEREIRA’s CV on page 38.
Christian ALUNARU
Romania
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Christian
ALUNARU’s CV on page 30.
Martin A HOGG
Scotland
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Barbara NOVAK
Slovenia
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Barbara
NOVAK’s CV on page 38.
Albert RUDA
Spain
▷▷ See Martin A HOGG’s CV on page 35.
Anton DULAK
Slovakia
▷▷ See Anton DULAK’s CV on page 33.
▷▷ See Albert RUDA’s CV on page 39.
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Håkan ANDERSSON
Sweden
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Håkan
ANDERSSON’s CV on page 30.
Jaison PARAMPETT
Switzerland
Thomas THIEDE
European Union
CJEU 04.09.2014, C-162/13
Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav
▷▷ See Jaison PARAMPETT’s CV on page 38.
» The concept of vehicle is defined in Art 1(1) of
that directive, under which ‘vehicle’ within the
meaning of that directive means ‘any motor vehicle intended for travel on land and propelled
by mechanical power, but not running on rails,
and any trailer, whether or not coupled’.
Clearly, a tractor to which a trailer is attached satisfies that definition. In that regard,
it is important to point out that that definition
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law is unconnected with the use which is made or
may be made of the vehicle in question. Consequently, the fact that a tractor, possibly with a
trailer attached, may, in certain circumstances,
by used as an agricultural machine has no effect
on the finding that such a vehicle corresponds
to the concept of ‘vehicle’ in Art 1(1) of the First
Directive….
As regards whether the manoeuvre of a tractor in the courtyard of a farm in order to bring
the trailer attached to that tractor into a barn is
to be regarded as being covered by the concept
of ‘use of vehicles’ referred to in that provision,
it must be pointed out at the outset that that
concept cannot be left to the assessment of each
Member State…. As regards … the terms used in Art 3(1) of
the First Directive, it is apparent from a comparative examination of the different language
versions of that provision that it exhibits differences as regards the type of situation covered by
the insurance obligation for which it provides,
differences which are, moreover, to be found in
the actual title of that directive, in particular in
its English and French language versions.… Accordingly, in the French language version, as in the Spanish, Greek, Italian, Dutch,
Polish and Portuguese language versions,
Art 3(1) refers to the obligation to insure against
civil liability in respect of the ‘circulation’ of vehicles, thus suggesting that that insurance obligation relates only to accidents caused in the
context of road use…. However, the English language version and
also the Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Latvian,
Maltese, Slovakian, Slovenian and Finnish language versions of the same provision refer to the
concept of ‘use’ of vehicles, without providing
any further details, whereas the Danish, German, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, and
Swedish language versions of that provision refer, even more generally, to the obligation to take
out insurance against civil liability in respect of
vehicles and thus appear to impose the obligation to insure against civil liability in respect of
the use or operation of a vehicle, irrespective of
whether that use or operation takes place in the
context of a situation involving road use or not. 25
According to settled case-law, a purely literal
interpretation of one or more language versions
of a multilingual text of European Union law,
to the exclusion of the others, cannot, however,
prevail since the uniform application of European Union rules requires that they be interpreted,
inter alia, in the light of the versions drawn up
in all the languages …. It is therefore necessary, in the second place, to
refer to the general scheme and purpose of the
European Union legislation concerning compulsory insurance, of which Art 3(1) of the First
Directive forms part. In that regard, it is important to point out
that none of the directives relating to compulsory insurance contains a definition of what
is meant by the concepts of ‘accident’, ‘use’ or
even ‘use of vehicles’ for the purposes of those
directives. However, those concepts must be understood in the light of the dual objective of protecting the victims of accidents caused by motor vehicles and of liberalising the movement of
persons and goods with a view to achieving the
internal market pursued by those directives …. «
In the light of … the objective of protection
pursued by the First to Third Directives, the view
cannot be taken that the European Union legislature wished to exclude from the protection
granted by those directives injured parties to an
accident caused by a vehicle in the course of its
use, if that use is consistent with the normal
function of that vehicle…. Accordingly, … Art 3(1) of the First Directive must be interpreted as meaning that the
concept of ‘use of vehicles’ in that article covers
any use of a vehicle that is consistent with the
normal function of that vehicle. That concept
may therefore cover the manoeuvre of a tractor
in the courtyard of a farm in order to bring the
trailer attached to that tractor into a barn, as
in the case in the main proceedings, which is a
matter for the referring court to determine. «
▷▷ See Thomas THIEDE’s CV on page 41.
Ernst KARNER
Concluding Summary
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Ernst
KARNER’s CV on page 35.
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Georg KODEK
Atomized Losses in Tort Law: Conceptual Difficulties and
Modern Developments
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Georg
KODEK’s CV on page 36.
Anton FAGAN
Distributed Damage. A South African and Common Law Perspective
Materials will be posted on the conference website (www.acet.ectil.org) when available. See Anton
FAGAN’s CV on page 34.
Hans-Jürgen AHRENS
Injunctive and Compensatory Collective Redress Mechanisms against
Restriction of Competition and Unfair Trade Practice
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Franziska WEBER
Dispersed Losses in Tort Law – an Economic Analysis
▷▷ See Hans-Jürgen AHRENS’ CV on page 30.
From an economic perspective tort law is to
serve two important functions: deterrence of
wrongdoers and victim compensation. We can
easily construct examples of torts leading to
small and widespread harm for which it is questionable whether a rational victim will initiate
an individual lawsuit. This is mainly true because of rational apathy, free-riding problems
and information asymmetries.
Various solutions to these incentive problems are imaginable, the feasibility of which can
be assessed by way of a cost-benefit-analysis: If
we take obstacles to individual damage claims in
the civil court as a starting point, various funding and insurance options are available with a
view to improving the individual’s risk ratio. On
top of looking for solutions within the court, we
illustrate the potential of out-of-court dispute
resolution mechanisms to capture small claims.
Next, we consider the attribute “widespread”
and, therefore, look at any solution that would
involve grouping claims, thereby leading to costreductions for the individual. Models of class
actions and representative actions alike have
benefits but display other weaknesses in terms
of their incentive structures. Public law enforcement functions in a way similar to grouping
claims because a collective matter is dealt with
in one proceeding and individuals are relieved
of (most of) the litigation costs. It is particular
to public law enforcement that additional in-
vestigative powers enter the picture, able to cure
information asymmetries as to the nature of
wrongs – victims may not have noticed that they
were harmed – and wrongdoers – they may try
to hide to avoid legal consequences. New sanctions, such as fines, likewise, become available.
Intertwining the two dimensions – private and
public law enforcement – may generate additional benefits and some hybrid models will be
discussed.
Throughout the analysis we will differentiate cases of small and widespread and very small
and widespread harm. For the latter the threat
of collective compensation claims is neither
credible nor economically feasible. This calls for
an investigation of alternative remedies to compensation, such as skimming off procedures,
fines or punitive damages that uphold the deterrent effect.
The final solution is as of now still pending.
Initiatives in different countries and at European level are ongoing. Clearly, whether a measure
can successfully be implemented, ie in a lowcost way, depends upon the path a country has
embarked upon – “path dependency”, therefore, constitutes another parameter in deciding
which solution to prefer over another.
▷▷ See Franziska WEBER’s CV on page 41.
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14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Curricula Vitæ
Hans-Jürgen AHRENS
Universität Osnabrück
Klopstockstr. 8
37085 Göttingen
Germany
Tel: (+49) 541 969 4545/ 4546
Fax: (+49) 541 969 4130
[email protected]
Ahrens studied at the the universities of Göttingen and Tübingen
from 1965-1969. He sat the first and second state examns in 1969
and 1974 respectively with the best possible performance in 1974.
After obtaining his Dr. jur in 1974 in Göttingen, Ahrens was a
research assistant from 1974-1981 at the University of Göttingen.
He was awarded his Dr jur habil (Privatdozent) in 1981 in Göttingen (venia legendi for civil law, law of civil procedure, commercial law and private international law). Ahrens was admitted
to the bar in 1984 and in 1983 he became a full professor at Osnabrück. Since 1994 Ahrens has been a Board member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Ahrens was a part-time judge at the Court of Appeal in Celle/Lower
Saxony from 1995 to the end of 2010, a visiting Professor at the
University of Nanjing/China in autumn 2004 and the Dean for
affairs of study and teaching from 2004 to 2011. From 2007-2013
he was the Vice-president of the Lower Saxony State Examination
Office for Legal Qualification. In January 2014 Ahrens received
an award from the German Association for Legal Drafting for the
developing of a Model Code on Intellectual Property. His research
interests include: Law of Intellectual Property, Competition Law,
Tort Law, Law of Civil Procedure (national and international).
Christian ALUNARU
Western University ‘Vasile
Goldis’
Arad
Faculty of Law
Bdul Revolutiei, 94–96
310025 Arad
Romania
Tel/Fax: (+40) 257 210171
[email protected]
Christian Alunaru is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Western University ‘Vasile Goldis’, Arad, Romania.
He is also a practising barrister, Dean of the Arad Bar Association
and a member of the UNBR Council (Romanian National Union
of Bar Associations). Since 2011 he has been a fellow of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and a member of
the ELI Council (European Law Institute). He has a PhD in civil
law from ‘Babes-Bolyai’ University, Cluj, Romania. In 1998, he
was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Freiburg,
Germany. He has published papers on property law, tort law, contract law and other aspects of civil law in journals and edited collections in Romania and several other countries (including articles on the influence of the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB) on civil
law in Romania). He is also the author of a book on foreigners’
rights concerning real property in Romania. In 2013 he published
a book about the new sales law in Romania at the Nomos publishing house. He is a member of the German Jurists’ Forum and also
of the Austrian Jurists’ Forum. In 2010 and 2013 he was visiting
professor at the University of Economics, Vienna. He has been a
participant at ECTIL conferences since 2004.
Håkan ANDERSSON
Uppsala University
Faculty of Law
P.O. Box 512
SE-751 20 Uppsala
Sweden
Tel: (+46) 18 471 2001
[email protected]
Håkan Andersson is a Professor of Private Law at Uppsala University. After graduating (LLD, Dr juris) in 1993 on a thesis in tort law
(Purpose of Protection and Adequacy. On the Limits of Liability
in Tort Law) he has developed his interest in the constructive use
of newer philosophy in the field of private law, especially tort law.
His research project ‘Transformation of the Legal Argumentation
in Late Modernism’ is developing discourse theory and philoso-
Ewa BAGIŃSKA
Faculty of Law and
Administration
Gdańsk University
Jana Bażyńskiego 6
80–952 Gdańsk
Poland
Tel: (+48) 606 961 601
or (+48) 58 523 2851
Fax: (+48) 58 523 27 41
[email protected]
Marko BARETIĆ
Faculty of Law of the
University of Zagreb
Trg maršala Tita 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: (+38) 5 1 4597 561
Fax: (+38) 5 1 4597 521
[email protected]
Elena BARGELLI
Faculty of Political Science
Pisa University
Via Serafini, 3
56126 Pisa
Italy
Tel: (+39) 50 2212458
Fax: (+39) 50 2212470
[email protected]
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phy of language in direct contact with private law. Beside the thesis, he has also written a monograph on Third Party Losses (1997).
In 2016 the third volume of his trilogy of books ‘Tort Law Developments’ (2,000 pages) will be published (the first two volumes,
‘Liability Issues’ and ‘Border Issues’ were published 2012-13); with
these books the author performs a variety of close readings of case
law in order to investigate distinctions and differentiations in the
pluralistic discourse. (All the mentioned five books are written in
Swedish). He has written more than 200 opuses. An up-to-date
list of works (opus) is available at <www.jur.uu.se/AboutFacultyofLaw/Personal/Presentation/tabid/5384/language/en-US/Default.aspx?UserId=642>.
Ewa Bagińska (Dr hab) holds the Chair of Civil Law at the School
of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. She was a
Fulbright Visiting Scholar (1998/1999) and NATO Science Fellowship grantee (2000/2001) at the CUA Columbus School of Law,
Washington, DC. She has authored a few books on products liability, public liability and medical law, as well as over 140 other
contributions on civil liability, consumer protection and comparative law. Her recent book is entitled ‘Tort liability under uncertainty and complexity of causation. A comparative law study’
[in Polish] (2013). Ewa Bagińska worked for the Commission for
the Codification of Civil Law. She is a member of the European
Group on Tort Law, the International Academy of Comparative
Law and the ELI (European Law Institute). She is also a member
of the advisory boards of the European Review of Private Law and
Wiadomosci Ubezpieczeniowe.
Marko Baretić is an Associate Professor of Civil Law and Consumer Protection Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb.
He obtained his LLM (Pre-Contractual Liability) and PhD (Liability for Defective Products) degrees from the University of Zagreb.
He also studied at the Asser College Europe, Asser Institute, The
Hague, The Netherlands. He publishes on various topics in the
fields of civil law, predominantly the law of obligations (contract
law and tort law) and consumer protection law. He was active in
negotiations of the Republic of Croatia for the accession to the
EU as a member of the working group 28 (consumer protection
and health). As a member of various legislative working groups,
he actively participated in drafting the Croatian Obligations Act
and the Consumer Protection Act. He is the representative of the
Republic of Croatia in the working group III of UNCITRAL (online
dispute resolution). He is also active in commercial arbitration.
Elena Bargelli is currently an Associate Professor of Private Law
at the University of Pisa, with tenure. In 2013 she was qualified
as Full Professor by the national proceeding ‘National Scientific
Qualification’. She was a Research Fellow of the Alexander von
Humboldt Stiftung at the Max Planck Institut für ausländisches
und internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg (2008-2009), visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London
(2011/2012) and at the Yale Law School, New Haven, USA (2007).
From 2013 she has been a member of the ELI (European Law Institute) Council. Her areas of interest are contract law, tort law,
consumer law, comparative law and European law.
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Søren BERGENSER
Bergenser Advocate firma
Østre Kanalgade 4
9000 Aalborg
Denmark
Tel: (+45) 21177472
[email protected]
Giannino CARUANA
DEMAJO
Judges’ Chambers
Courts of Justice
Republic Street
Valletta VLT 2000
Malta
Tel: (+35) 6 2590 2281
Fax: (+35) 6 2124 2087
giannino.caruanademajo@
gov.mt
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Eugenia G DACORONIA
Søren Bergenser is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aalborg, Institute of Private Law, where he deals with professional
and product liability and the liability of public authorities. Søren
Bergenser holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen and
has been a research fellow at Duke University School of Law and
at the Max Planck Institute of Private Law in Hamburg. Søren Bergenser graduated from Aarhus University in 1999 where he also
worked as an Assistant Professor from 1997-1999. Søren Bergenser
is also a practising lawyer and liability and insurance law, litigation and arbitration are his areas of expertise.
Attorney-at-Law
Associate Professor of Civil
Law
Athens University Law Faculty
18, Valaoritou St
GR-10671 Athens
Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 2010011
Fax: (+30) 210 3639601
[email protected]
Agris Bitāns graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University
of Latvia with a Bachelor’s degree in law in 1993 and with a Master’s degree in law in 1995. As well as practising as an attorney-atlaw, he continues his academic studies at the University of Latvia
for a doctorate degree. He also lectures at the Civil Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia. His area of expertise
is the law of obligations, with a focus on contract law and civil
liability, tort law, intellectual property law and Roman law. He is a
co-author of the commentary on the Latvian Civil Code. He is the
author of the book ‘Civil liability and its kinds’ (Civiltiesiska atbildiba un tas veidi) and of many articles relating to law issues. He
is a member of the Latvian Bar, International Bar Association and
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Industrial
Property). Since 2008 Agris Bitāns has been the Council’s member
of the Latvian Bar and since 2005 he has been the President of
AIPPI Latvian National Group. Since his admittance to the Latvian Bar in 1998, he has been practising mostly in civil (contracts
and tort), intellectual property, commercial and administrative matters. He is managing partner of the Law Firm ‘Eversheds
Bitāns’. His fields of legal research include contract and tort law,
personality law, medical law and media law. He is also a regular
participant at international conferences and workshops dealing
with intellectual property law, civil law, litigation and arbitration.
Anton DULAK
Agris BITĀNS
University of Latvia
Lecturer at Faculty of Law
Raina bulvaris 19
Riga
Latvia, LV 1586
Tel: (+371) 67280102
Fax: (+371) 67504566
[email protected]
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Giannino Caruana Demajo was born in Malta in 1958. He graduated in law (LLD) from the University of Malta in 1982 and was
awarded a warrant to practise as Advocate in the Superior Courts
in April of that year, after which he exercised the profession in
private practice until 1994. He was appointed lecturer in Civil Law
at the University of Malta in 1989 and Head of the Department
of Civil Law in 1993. Between 1992 and 1994 he also served as
Chairman of the Board of a commercial reinsurance company. In
1997 he was appointed Chairman of the Committee of Experts
on Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe, a post he held
until 1999, during which time he also served on the Committee of
Experts advising on the drafting of the Enforcement Code of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Code of Procedure of Moldova and the Civil
Code of the Ukraine. In December 1994 he was appointed Judge of
the Superior Courts, where he is Senior Administrative Judge since
2007 and Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board since 2009.
Law Faculty College Danubius
Richerova 1171
952 21 Sládkovičovo
Slovakia
Tel/Fax: (+421) 3717732841
[email protected]
Eugenia Dacoronia graduated and received her doctorate with excellence from the Athens Faculty of Law. She has attended several courses abroad (Amsterdam, King’s College London, Tulane
University). Since her admittance to the Athens Bar in 1981, she
has been practising mostly in civil (contracts and real property),
intellectual property, commercial and administrative matters.
She has participated as an arbitrator or umpire at national and
international arbitrations. She is also a European Patent Attorney. Since 2010, Eugenia Dacoronia has been an Associate Professor of Civil Law at the Athens University Department of Law. She
teaches, among other subjects, General Principles of Civil Law,
Real Property Law, Law of Environment, and Torts in the Legal
System of the USA. She is the author of two books (in Greek) ‘Sublease of Movables’ and ‘The Issue of Construction of Wills under
Greek Law’ and she has published various articles and notes on
court decisions (in Greek, English and French). She has taken part
in international congresses as a national representative and has
participated in the Trento/Torino Common Core project as well
as in the Study Group on a European Civil Code. She is a member
of the Central Codification Committee of the Greek Parliament,
a member of the European Group on Tort Law and Chairperson of
the Supervisory Board of the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator.
After graduating in law in 1985, Dulak started to work at the Department of Civil Law at Comenius University, Bratislava, as an
assistant. In 2001 he obtained his PhD degree. In 2003, Anton
Dulak habilitated with a thesis on Product Liability Law and was
promoted to an associate professor. He has attended courses at
Cambridge University, University of Oslo and University Louvain
la Neuve. He is a member of the Slovak Bar Association. In 2013 he
was appointed Dean of the Law Faculty College Danubius. From
2007 he has been a member of the Ministry of Justice Recodification Commission for a new Civil Code. In January 2013 he was
appointed the Chairman of this Commission.
Isabelle C DURANT
Université catholique
de Louvain
Faculté de droit et
de criminologie
Place Montesquieu 2 bte L2.O7.
O1
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium
Tel: (+32) 10 47 47 41
Fax: (+32) 10 47 47 32
[email protected]
Isabelle Claire Durant studied law at the Université catholique de
Louvain (UCL), where she was a teaching and research assistant
from 1991 until 2004. She obtained her PhD degree in law in 2003
at this university and is currently Professor at the Department of
Private Law. She teaches real property law, security law and contract law. Her main fields of research are tort, contract and real
property. She has also contributed to several research projects for
the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Tort
Law and for the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law in
Vienna where she was on leave for work from October 2004 to
March 2005. She is a member of the European Centre of Tort and
Insurance Law (ECTIL) and is a guest of the European Group on
Tort Law (EGTL). In addition, she was an attorney at the Brussels
Bar from 1991 until 2004.
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14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Anton FAGAN
University of Cape Town
Faculty of Law
Department of Private Law
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch
7701 South Africa
Tel: (+27) 21 650 3447
Fax: (+27) 21 650 577
[email protected]
Anton Fagan is the WP Schreiner Professor of Law in the Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town. He has a BA and LLB from the
University of Cape Town and an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. He spent a year as a Humboldt Research Fellow at the
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in
Hamburg. He has written on the law of delict, constitutional law,
and jurisprudence. He teaches the law of delict and jurisprudence.
Jörg FEDTKE
Tulane University
School of Law
John Giffen Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States
Tel: (+1) 504 865 5977 and
(+1) 504 616 9555
[email protected]
Lehrstuhl für Common Law
Juristische Fakultät
Universität Passau
94030 Passau
Tel: (+49) 851 5093470
[email protected]
Jörg Fedtke joined the University of Hamburg in 2001 as a researcher at the Seminar für ausländisches und internationales
Privat- und Prozessrecht. He moved to University College London
in 2002, where he held the Chair for Comparative Law and the Directorship of the Institute of Global Law until 2008. He was also
a Visiting Professor at The University of Texas at Austin between
2003 and 2008. Jörg Fedtke is now A.N. Yiannopoulos Professor
in Comparative and International Law and Co-Director of the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law at Tulane University.
He also holds the new Chair for Common Law at the University
of Passau in Germany. Jörg Fedtke teaches and publishes in the
areas of tort law, constitutional law, comparative methodology,
and European Union law. He is a fellow of the European Centre of
Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) in Vienna.
Martin A HOGG
School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 131 650 2071
Fax: (+44) 131 62 0724
[email protected]
Suvianna Hakalehto is an Associate Professor of Child law and
Education law at the University of Eastern Finland where she is in
charge of teaching tort law, constitutional law, family law, children’s rights and education law. Suvianna has a PhD in tort law
from the University of Helsinki. Her thesis was on tort liability of
public authorities. Suvianna worked as a researcher and university lecturer at the University of Helsinki from 1996-2011. From
2012-2013 she worked as a specialist counsel at the Mannerheim
League for Child Welfare. Suvianna’s main fields of research are
child law and children’s rights (especially the UN Convention on
the Rights of the Child and its implementation at the national level), tort law and education law. She is also interested in the South
African legal system.
Charles University
Faculty of Law
Prague
Schönherr s.r.o.
Nám Republiky 1079/1a
110 00 Praha
Czech Republic
Tel: (+42) 728 228224
Fax: (+42) 225 996555
[email protected]
Ernst KARNER
Institute for European Tort
Law
Reichsratsstraße 17/2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 4277 34880
Fax: (+43) 1 4277 34897
[email protected]
Monika HINTEREGGER
Department of Civil Law,
Foreign Private and Private
International Law
Karl Franzens University Graz
Universitätsstraße 15
Bauteil D/ IV
8010 Graz
Austria
Tel: (+43-316) 380 3322
monika.hinteregger@
uni-graz.at
Monika Hinteregger is based in Graz, Austria. In October 1994
she was appointed Professor of Civil Law at the Department of
Civil Law, Foreign Private and Private International Law of the
Karl Franzens University Graz. From November 2003 until October 2013 she was President of the Senate of the Karl Franzens
University Graz and from 2009 to 2013 Director of the Department. Her research activities focus on European and Austrian tort
law, property law and family law. During her career she served
several times as visiting professor at other universities in Europe
(Hungary, Italy), USA (Rutgers Law School, Camden, New Jersey)
and Asia (University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and
as legal advisor to the Austrian government concerning the drafting of legislation in the field of environmental and nuclear liability law as well as general tort law. She is a board member of the
Austrian Lawyers Association (Österreichischer Juristentag) and
the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law. Since 2012 she
has been Director of the Centre of European Private Law of the
Karl Franzens University Graz. She is also Vice-Director of ETL.
Martin Hogg is Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Edinburgh. He has written and published extensively in the
obligations field since 1992, both from a national and comparative legal perspective. He is a contributor to the Digest of European Tort Law, as well as the European Tort Law Yearbook, and is a
Fellow of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL).
He is the Editor of the Edinburgh Law Review.
Jiří HRÁDEK
Suvianna HAKALEHTO
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu Campus/Law School
P.O. Box 111
80101 Joensuu
Finland
suvianna.hakalehto-wainio@
uef.fi
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Anne LM KEIRSE
Molengraaff Institute
for Private Law
Janskerkhof 12
3512 BL Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: (+31) 30 253 7192
Fax: (+31) 30 253 7203
[email protected]
Jiří Hrádek is a researcher at the Centre of Comparative Law at the
Faculty of Law of Charles University and an attorney-at-law at the
Law office of Schönherr in Prague. He graduated in law from the
Faculty of Law of Charles University (2002). Jiří Hrádek studied at
the University of Hamburg (2000-2001), in the LLM programme
at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen (2002-2003) and
in the post-graduate programme of the Charles University (20022009). In 2002 and 2003 he completed research stays at the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) in Vienna; in
2007 he received an internship at the European Commission, DG
Health and Consumer Protection. Jiří Hrádek is a member of the
editorial board of the Czech journal Jurisprudence. He specialises
in civil and procedural law, with a special focus on tort law. He is
the author of a book on pre-contractual liability and he regularly
publishes articles in Czech and foreign legal journals.
Ernst Karner is Acting Director of the Institute for European Tort
Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences and University of Graz as well
as full Professor at the University of Vienna. Born in 1969, he
studied law in Vienna (Dr jur 1997 with distinction) and completed his habilitation in 2004 with a thesis on bona fide acquisition. He is a member of the commission for the reform of Austrian
tort law established by the Ministry of Justice and co-editor of the
Journal of European Tort Law (JETL). He has written extensively
in the fields of Austrian and European tort law and was granted
several prizes including the Figdor-Preis of the Austrian Academy
of Sciences and the Kardinal-Innitzer-Förderungspreis.
Anne Keirse is a Professor of Private Law at the University of Utrecht and head of the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law. She is
affiliated with the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability
Law (UCALL) and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE). Born in 1975, she studied Law at
the University of Groningen (1993-1997), where she also obtained
her doctorate and became a (senior) lecturer (1997-2006). Before
becoming a Professor in Utrecht (2008), she was appointed senior lecturer at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (2006-2008).
36 Bernhard A KOCH
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Tel: (+43) 512 507-8110
Fax: (+43) 512 507-9885
[email protected]
<www.zivilrechts.info>
Georg KODEK
Vienna University of
Economics and Business
Institut für Zivil- und
Unternehmensrecht
Gebäude D 3, 1. OG
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna
Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 31336 4650
Fax: (+43) 1 31336 714
[email protected]
<www.wu.ac.at/privatrecht>
Curricula Vitæ
In 2013-2104 she was a visiting professor at the University of the
Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Alongside her academic
work, she has been engaged in part-time judicial work, first as a
registrar at the District Court in Assen, subsequently as a judge
at the District Court in Groningen, thereafter as a judge at the
Court of Appeal in Arnhem. She presently works part-time as a
judge at the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam. She is a member of
the European Group on Tort Law.
Bernhard A Koch was born in 1966 in Feldkirch (Austria). He
studied law in Innsbruck (Mag iur 1989), Tübingen (Germany,
Dr iur summa cum laude 1992), and Michigan (USA, LLM 1993).
He completed his habilitation for private law and comparative law
in 1998. Bernhard A Koch started to work as an assistant at the
University of Innsbruck in 1985, where he was awarded tenure in
1999. After two years on leave for work at ECTIL and the Austrian
Academy of Sciences, he returned to Innsbruck, where he holds a
chair in civil law. From 2004 to 2010, Bernhard A Koch was the
Vice Director of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for
European Tort Law (ETL). He is the academic director of the University of Innsbruck medical law programme. Bernhard A Koch’s
main fields of research are tort, contract, real property and family
law. He is a member of the European Group on Tort Law.
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Irene KULL
University of Tartu
Faculty of Law
Naituse 20
50416 Tartu
Estonia
Tel: (+37) 2 7 375 060
Fax: (+37) 2 7 376 060
[email protected]
Irene Kull is a Professor of civil law and holds the position of the
head of the chair of commercial and intellectual property law.
She participated in the Study Group on a European Civil Code as
an advisor on the Working Teams and from 2010 she has been a
member of the Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in
the area of European contract law. She lectures on contract law,
law of obligations and European contract and commercial law.
She is a member of the group of authors of comments on Estonian Civil Code Acts (Law of Obligations Act, General Part of Civil
Code Act). Her main interests include the general principles of
contract and tort law, harmonisation of European private law and
comparative contract law. She is an advisor on the civil chamber
of the Estonian Supreme Court.
Attila MENYHÁRD
ELTE Faculty of Law
Civil Law Department
Egyetem ter 1-3
H-1364 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: (+36) 1 411 6510
[email protected]
Georg E Kodek studied law at the University of Vienna and at
Northwestern University School of Law. In 1991, he was appointed a district court judge in Vienna. After serving at the superior
court of Eisenstadt and the Vienna Court of Appeals, in 2006 he
was appointed to the Austrian Supreme Court. In addition, he is
professor of civil and commercial law at the Vienna University
of Economics and Business. He has published extensively in the
fields of civil and commercial law and civil procedure law.
Attila Menyhárd was born in 1968. He works at the University of
Eotvos Lorand, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Department (Budapest)
and he is also a practising lawyer. He earned his PhD degree in
2003 at the ELTE Law Faculty, Budapest with a thesis on immoral contracts. He habilitated in 2007 with his book on property
law and his thesis on human rights in private law. He has been
a full professor since 2012. He is the author of four books and
more than one hundred other publications in tort law, contract
law, property law, company law, law and economics and human
rights in private law in Hungarian, English and German, in Hungary as well as abroad. His special research fields are: contract law,
tort law and property law, company law, commercial law, law and
economics, law and literature and human rights in private law
as well as international commercial contracts, European business
law and European company law. Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Justice he contributed to the project on a new Hungarian
Civil Code being responsible for the provisions on property law
and rent law. He is a participant in several international research
projects and programmes. He is a registered member of the Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Budapest.
Annette MORRIS
Päivi KORPISAARI
Professor Media Law
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)
FI – 00014 University of
Helsinki
Finland
[email protected]
Päivi Korpisaari is Professor in Communication Law at the University of Helsinki at the Faculty of Law. She became Master of
Law in 1993, Licentiate of Law in 2000, Doctor of Law in 2007
and Docent of Media and Communication Law in 2011. She
worked as a legal trainee from 2004-2005 at the District Court of
Riihimaki. She then worked as a presenting official at the Court
of Appeal of Helsinki in the period 1995-1998. She worked as a Legal Counsel at the Finnish Soil Mechanics Association from 1998
to 2003. Päivi Korpisaari has been working as a researcher at the
University of Helsinki since November 2003. Her main fields of
research are tort law, media and communication law, personal
data protection, constitutional law, human rights law and criminal law directed at ‘press offences’.
Cardiff Law School
Cardiff University
Museum Avenue
Cardiff, CF10 3AX
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 2920 874580
[email protected]
Prior to joining Cardiff Law School as a lecturer in 2003, Annette
Morris qualified as a barrister and worked as a policy researcher for
the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Her research, which
focuses on various aspects of civil justice, draws on the practical
experience she has gained to date. She is best known for her work
on the so-called ‘compensation culture’ in England and Wales.
She is the module leader for Tort and also teaches Legal Foundations. She has previously taught both Legal Ethics and Commercial Legal Practice. She is a member of the editorial board of the
Journal of Law and Society and the Subject Sections Secretary of
the Society of Legal Scholars. She was previously the academic
representative on the Civil Justice Council’s Personal Injury Committee; assistant editor of the Journal of Professional Negligence
and the Convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars’ Tort subject
section.
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14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Johann NEETHLING
Department of Private Law
Faculty of Law
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300
South Africa
Tel.: (+27-12) 9971426
Fax: (+27-12) 9971426
[email protected]
Johann Neethling is a Senior Professor of Law at the University
of the Free State, Bloemfontein, and a former Dean and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
He holds the degrees of BA LLB (UFS), LLM (McGill) and LLD
(Unisa). He is a member of the European Group on Tort Law, a
Research Fellow of ECTIL, and a Senior Researcher of the Research
School Ius Commune in Maastricht, Holland. He has an extensive research and publication record, including (co) authorship
of seven legal books (the latest Neethling-Potgieter-Visser Law of
Delict, 7th edn, 2015) and more than 290 contributions in other
books and accredited law journals. He was editor of the Journal
of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law for 11 years, and is editor
of LitNet Akademies (Regte), an online journal. He received various prizes for his research, inter alia a prize for legal science from
the South African Academy for Science and Arts for his books on
delict, personality rights and unlawful competition. In 2008 and
2014 he received a B1 rating as researcher from the South African
National Research Foundation for enjoying considerable international recognition for the high quality and impact of his research
outputs, and as a leading scholar in his field.
Barbara NOVAK
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Law
Poljanski nasip 2
SI – 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: (+38) 61 42 03 141
Fax: (+38) 61 42 03 115
[email protected]
Barbara Novak is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of
Ljubljana. She studied in Ljubljana and obtained her Doctorate in
Law (LLD) in 1998 with a degree thesis: Educational and Upbringing Process from the Point of View of Family and Civil Law. She
teaches and writes in the area of civil law, especially in the area of
tort law, family law and law of personal rights.
Jaison Parampett was born in Wil SG (Switzerland) in 1986. He
studied law at the University of Zürich while he was also working
for an international Swiss bank. After graduating in 2014 with a
Master’s degree with a focus on tort and insurance law amongst
others, he started his training as a lawyer in the legal department
of a Swiss bank. He participates in the 14th Annual Conference
on European Tort Law as the representative of Prof Dr Peter Loser.
André PEREIRA
University of Coimbra
Faculty of Law
3004-545 Coimbra
Portugal
Tel: (+35) 1 239 859802
Fax: (+35) 1 239 821043
[email protected]
University of Limerick
School of Law
Limerick
Ireland
Tel: (+35) 3 61 20 2220
Fax: (+35) 3 61 20 2682
[email protected]
Albert RUDA
Jaison PARAMPETT
Höhenstrasse 47
9500 Wil
Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 78 717 10 39
[email protected]
Eoin QUILL
Professor of Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), teaching Family Law, Law of Successions, General Theory of Civil Law,
Tort Law, Medical Law and Pharmaceutical Law. PhD in law
(summa cum laude) with a thesis on Medical Liability and Patients’ Rights, his academic career started with the graduation in
Law at the University of Coimbra (awarded Prof Manuel de Andrade for best student [1992-1997]); attended courses in law in
Göttingen (1996), Utrecht (1999) and Helsinki (2000); he has a
post-graduate degree in Medical Law (1999) and a post-graduate
degree in Civil Law (2002), and defended his Master’s thesis:
‘Informed Consent in Patient-Doctor Relationship’ (2003 [400
pages]). His languages skills, besides his mother tongue (Portuguese), include fluency in English, Spanish, German and French.
University of Girona
Facultat de Dret
Campus de Montilivi
17071 Girona
Spain
Tel: (+34) 972 41 97 68
Fax: (+34) 972 418 121
[email protected]
Michel SÉJEAN
University of Southern
Brittany
Faculty of Law
Campus de Tohannic
BP 573
F-56017 Vannes Cedex
France
Tel: (+33) 6 62 84 47 45
[email protected]
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He is Director of the Centre for Biomedical Law, researcher at the
University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research, Member of the
National Ethics Committee for Clinical Research and Member of
the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences. He is participates
in other Ethics committees: Vice-President of the Institutional
Review Board of AIBILI, Member of the Council of Bioethics of
the Portuguese Society of Human Genetics, Member of the IBMCINEB Animal Ethics Committee (Oporto) and Member of ORBEA
- Animal Ethics Committee of the University of Coimbra. At the
international level, he is a Fellow of ECTIL (European Centre of
Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna, Austria); invited Professor at the
Summer School on European Private Law (Salzburg, Austria); invited Professor at the Summer School on Medical Law (Toulouse,
France) and Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of
the World Association for Medical Law and Program Chair of the
21st World Congress on Medical Law.
Eoin Quill was born in Limerick in 1965. He studied law at University College Cork, a constituent college of the National University
of Ireland, between 1982 and 1988 obtaining two bachelors and a
masters degree – BCL; LLB; LLM. He lectured at the School of Professional and Management Studies in Limerick from 1988-1990
and has been lecturing in the University of Limerick since 1991
in a variety of subjects including Tort, Commercial Law and Comparative Civil Obligations. His publications include Torts in Ireland (Gill & Macmillan 1999, 4th edn 2014), Tort Law in Ireland
(Kluwer 2015) and a variety of journal articles and chapters in
edited books on issues in tort. He is currently an examiner in Tort
for the Law Society of Ireland and a Member of the International
Commercial & Economic Law Group, University of Limerick.
Albert Ruda is Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the University of
Girona. He is Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Law and a member
of the Institute of European and Comparative Private Law of the
same University, fellow of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL, Vienna), secretary of the Group of Studies
in Legal Drafting (GRETEL), member of the Spanish Network on
European and Comparative Private Law (REDPEC), and elected
member of the Council of the European Law Institute (ELI). He
has authored or co-authored more than 60 works mainly in the
fields of tort law, contract law or property law.
Michel Séjean is a Professor of Private Law at the University of
Southern Brittany (Université de Bretagne-Sud), with full professorship (agrégé des Facultés de droit). Before his PhD in Private Law of Obligations, he graduated from Indiana University in
Bloomington (School of Public and Environmental Affairs) and
from the Higher Institute of Interpretation and Translation (Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction, Paris). He has
practised professional Legal Translation for over ten years. On the
occasion of a six-month visit at Louisiana State University (2009),
he translated into French the Principles of European Tort Law (O
Moréteau (ed), Paris, 2011), and worked on the translation into
French of the Louisiana Civil Code, as well as the Draft Common
Frame of Reference. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Henri Capitant Law Review (<http://henricapitantlawreview.fr>), a leading
40 Simona SELELIONYTĖDRUKTEINIENĖ
Mykolas Romeris University
Ateities g. 20
LT-08303 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: (+370) 5 27 14 625
Fax: (+370) 5 26 76 000
[email protected]
Curricula Vitæ
bilingual Journal of French Civil Law in English and French. He
has also contributed to the latest 2015 update of the English version of the French Commercial Code.
Simona Selelionytė-Drukteinienė is currently an Associate Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law of Mykolas Romeris
University, Vilnius. She studied law at Vilnius University and in
2002 obtained the Master of Laws degree. She completed and defended her thesis on public liability at Mykolas Romeris University in 2008. Her spheres of interest include tort law, contract law,
public liability and personality rights issues. Simona SelelionytėDrukteinienė is also a practising lawyer.
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Thomas THIEDE
Institute for European
Tort Law
Reichsratsstraße 17/2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 4277 29658
Fax: (+43) 1 4277 29670
[email protected]
<www.thomasthiede.info>
Jaap SPIER
Hoge Raad der Nederlanden
2582 RL Den Haag
The Netherlands
[email protected]
Barbara C STEININGER
Institute for European
Tort Law
Reichsratsstraße 17/2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 4277 29661
Fax: (+43) 1 4277 29670
barbara.steininger@
uni-graz.at
Mag. Iuris, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Attorney at the Bar
of Rotterdam until 1977. Lecturer of private law at Leyden University (1977–1981); Company lawyer, Unilever NV (1982–1989);
Professor of private and commercial law, Tilburg University
(1989–1999; after appointment in the Supreme Court part time);
Attorney-General in the Supreme Court of The Netherlands (as
from 1997), Honorary professor at Maastricht University (as
from 1999). PhD (Doctor iuris) Leyden University 1981. Founder
and honorary President of the European Group on Tort Law. Author and editor of books and articles on tort law, insurance law
and private law and since 2000 sustainable development, climate
change, judicial activism and the eradication of poverty. Most
extensive publications on climate change: Jaap Spier, Shaping
the Law for Global Crises (2012); Jaap Spier, Opportunities and
Challenges: Thoughts about a Potentially Promising Legal Vehicle to Stem the Tide (in: Jaap Spier and Ulrich Magnus (eds), Climate Change Remedies (2014)). Co-founder of expert group on
climate change principles.
Barbara C Steininger is Assistant Professor at the Institute for
European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the
University of Graz (ETL). She studied law and Dutch Studies in
Vienna and Leiden and worked as a student assistant at the Department of Roman Law and Antique Legal History, University of
Vienna. She finished her doctoral thesis in 2005. Barbara Steininger has been employed at the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) in Vienna, the Département d‘histoire du
droit et des doctrines juridiques et politiques, University of Geneva, and at ETL. She is currently working on her habilitation.
Barbara Steininger is a member of ECTIL and a fellow of the European Law Institute.
Knut M TANDE
University of Bergen
Faculty of Law
Magnus Lagabotesplass 1
Bergen
Norway
Tel: (+475) 55589551
[email protected]
Knut Tande is an Associate Professor and Vice Dean at the Faculty
of Law of the University of Bergen. His main topics for teaching
and research are copyright law, legal methodology and tort law.
For several years he has been a member of The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
(NESH).
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Thomas Thiede studied Law, Economics and Political Sciences
at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany)
where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 2003. He then went
on to complete a Master of Laws (Comparative and EU Law) at
the same institution followed by his First State Exam (Referendarsexamen) in October 2006. Following this and having taken a
position as a scientific assistant at the Institute for European Tort
Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, he began his
doctoral studies. His thesis focused on the protection of personality rights from invasion by the mass media particularly in the
context of cross border conflict of laws problems within Europe.
In 2010 he was awarded his doctorate degree with distinction as
well as the 2011 Franz-Gschnitzer Förderungpreis administered
by the University of Innsbruck and was promoted to a Junior Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In the beginning of
2013 he joined the ranks of lecturers at the Centre for European
Private Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Graz and holds courses and lectures on Comparative Law
and Conflict of Laws.
Viktor TOKUSHEV
University of Sofia
Faculty of Law 5
Bacho Kiro str, ent B, ap 6
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel: (+359) 888 603 090
Fax: (+359) 2 980 61 40
[email protected]
Viktor Tokushev is assistant professor in Civil and Commercial at
the Law Faculty of Sofia University. He was born in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1978. He studied law in Sofia University and graduated with
honours in 2002. In the following year he specialised in ‘Legal
English and Writing for Global Lawyers’ at the Boston University,
London Center (London). He further developed his interest in private law by participating in the development of more than 50 legislation projects for the 39th National Assembly of Bulgaria. Since
2005 he has run a law office, ‘Tokushev and Partners’ in which he
is a managing partner. He acquired his doctorate degree in 2012
with a thesis on Special Purpose Investment Companies which
was published in the same year. From 2012 he has been a lecturer
on Capital Markets Law at Sofia University. He is a fellow of the
European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL, Vienna).
Franziska WEBER
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
Institut für Recht und
Ökonomik
Johnsallee 35
20148 Hamburg
Deutschland
Tel: (+49) 42838-7845
Fax: (+49) 42838-6794
franziska.weber@
uni-hamburg.de
Since October 2013 Franziska Weber has been a Junior Professor
for Civil Law and Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg,
Germany and Research Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Prior to her appointment in Germany, she
was a post-doc researcher at the Private Law Department, Erasmus
University Rotterdam, within the BACT (Behavioural Approaches
to Tort and Contract Law) research programme. Her main fields
of interest concern the law and economics of German and European consumer law enforcement. She successfully defended
her European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) PhD
thesis regarding the optimal mix of public and private enforcement in consumer law in 2012 at Erasmus University Rotterdam
(research visits within the EDLE-program: University of Bologna
(Oct 2009 - June 2010); University of Stockholm (August 2009);
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona (Jan 2012 - July 2012)/parttime Cuatrecasas). Weber gained her Bachelor of European and
Comparative Law at the Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen,
which included a study visit at the University of Sheffield. She subsequently gained work experience as an advisor for the IHK Nord
- Representation of Northern German Chambers of Commerce
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St. John’s College,
University of Oxford
St Giles, Oxford,
England OX1 3JP
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 1865 277300
[email protected]
uk
Curricula Vitæ
and Industry, Brussels. She completed her LL.M. ‘Master European Law School’ at the University of Maastricht cum laude (top
3%) in 2008. In 2011 she was admitted to the bar in Madrid as a
Spanish lawyer.
Simon Whittaker is Fellow and Tutor in Law at St. John’s College
and Professor of European Comparative Law at the University
of Oxford. He studied law at Oxford (BA 1979; BCL 1980; DPhil
1987) and was until 1987 a law lecturer at King’s College London
(1982-87); he was awarded the degree of DCL by Oxford in 2008.
He has written widely on the English law of contract and tort and
on comparative law and EU law topics within the same areas, including Liability for Products: English Law, French Law and European Harmonization (OUP, 2006); (with R Zimmermann) Good
Faith in European Contract Law (CUP, 2000); (with J Bell and S
Boyron) Principles of French Law (1st edn, 1998; 2nd edn, 2008);
he has been an editor of Chitty on Contracts since 1989. A list of
his recent publications may be found at <https://www.law.ox.ac.
uk/profile/whittakers>.
Opening Lecture
ECTIL and ETL Staff
Helmut Koziol
Ernst Karner
Sonja Akbal
Johannes Angyan
Edina Busch Toth
Simona Buss
Denan Dukic
Barbara Gassner
Benedikt Graf
Izabela Adrych-Brzezinska
University of Gdansk
Gdansk, Poland
Simon Whittaker
European Tort Law Yearbook 2014
Suvianna Hakalehto
Martin A Hogg
Jiří Hrádek
Ernst Karner
Anne LM Keirse
Jonas Knetsch
Bernhard A Koch
Päivi Korpisaari
Katarzyna Krupa-Lepinska
Irene Kull
Janno Lahe
Peter Loser
Luis Duarte Manso
Attila Menyhárd
Annette Morris
Barbara Novak
Ken Oliphant
Journal of European Tort Law
Forthcoming Special Issue on Dispersed, Low-Value Losses
Hans-Jürgen Ahrens
Anton Fagan
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Kathrin Karner-Strobach
Christa Kissling
Alexander Longin
Eva Ondreasova
Julian Pehm
Fiona Salter Townshend
Barbara C Steininger
Marlene Steininger
Donna Stockenhuber
Thomas Thiede
David Ullram
Vanessa Wilcox
Emma Witbooi
Lisa Zeiler
Conference Participants
Contributors
Christian Alunaru
Bjarte Askeland
Håkan Andersson
Ewa Bagińska
Marko Baretić
Elena Bargelli
Søren Bergenser
Agris Bitāns
Andreas Bloch Ehlers
Lucian Bojin
Giannino Caruana Demajo
Eugenia G Dacoronia
Gregor Dugar
Anton Dulak
Isabelle C Durant
Jessy M Emaus
Jörg Fedtke
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Georg Kodek
Franziska Weber
André Pereira
Ronen Perry
Eoin Quill
Lawrence Quintano
Albert Ruda
Loreta Šaltinytė
Michel Séjean
Simona SELELIONYTĖDRUKTEINIENĖ
Barbara C Steininger
Christian Takoff
Knut Martin Tande
Thomas Thiede
Viktor Tokushev
David Zammit
Cristina Amato
University of Brescia
Brescia, Italy
Dirk Angenend
R + V Allgemeine Versicherung AG
Wiesbaden, Germany
Natalia Anikina
Moscow, Russia
Bjarte Askeland
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway
Kristina Astromske
Lithuanian University of
Health Sciences
Kaunas, Lithuania
Paulius Astromskis
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania
Helmut Aulitzky
Risiko & Schaden Management GmbH
Innsbruck, Austria
Philip Aumüllner
Federation of Austrian Industries
Vienna, Austria
Stefanie Berkel
Ecclesia Group
Detmold, Germany
Lucian Bojin
Valentin & Asociatii S.C.A.
Timisoara, Romania
Witold Borysiak
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Markus Bunk
Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
Vienna, Austria
Jonathan Cardi
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest, U.S.A.
Johanna Chamberlain
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
Jan Cilínek
Peopil
Prague, Czech Republic
Magdalena Cilínková
Peopil
Prague, Czech Republic
Giuseppe Citarella
University of Trieste
Trieste, Italy
John D. Clifford
Kaplan Law School
London, United Kingdom
Maresa Cronje
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Alessandro D’Adda
Catholic University Milan
Milan, Italy
Hendrik Dammann
Ecclesia Group
Detmold, Germany
Pedro Del Olmo
University Carlos III
Madrid, Spain
Markus Dienstkoch
Peter L. Botham GmbH,
AVUS Group
Vienna, Austria
44 Dóra Dobos
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Ina Ebert
Munich Reinsurance
Munich, Germany
David Elischer
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Olivér Fábián
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Daniela Maria Frenda
Catholic University Milan
Milan, Italy
Dalma Frigyes
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Anne Marie Frøseth
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway
Ilze Gailite
Motor Insurers’ Bureau of
Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Magdalena Georgieva Lateva
Sofia Electrical Public Transport Company JSC
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tobias Gerber
Ecclesia Group
Detmold, Germany
Israel Gilead
The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Michael D. Green
Wake Forest University
School of Law
Winston Salem, U.S.A.
Baiba Gribuste
Motor Insurers’ Bureau of
Latvia
Riga, Latvia
14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Aza Gubaeva
Saint Petersburg State University
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Villu Kõve
Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia
Tartu, Estonia
Maibritt Hauge Garval
University of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark
Frédéric Krauskopf
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Alfred Heiter
Federation of Austrian Industries
Vienna, Austria
F. Theo Kremer
Insurers’ Institute on Personal Injury Claims
Den Haag, Netherlands
Sabina Hellborg
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
Marjan Kristof
Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG
Graz, Austria
Harry Henschen
VVAA Medirisk
Zeist, Netherlands
Attila Hollósi
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Mario Hössl
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Florian Hule
Austrian Law Forum
Vienna, Austria
Edward Hyslop
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Arturo Ibanez Leon
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom
Kim Jensen
University of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark
Eszter Jojart
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Kinga Kajcsos
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Raoul Kneucker
Vienna, Austria
Janis Kubilis
University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Ants Kull
Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia
Tartu, Estonia
Wolfgang Kuntzl
Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmBH
Vienna, Austria
Melinda Leinholz
University of Graz
Graz, Austria
Bent Liisberg
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway
Katarzyna LudwichowskaRedo
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Torun, Poland
Ulrich Magnus
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Fanni Márkus
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Colm Peter McGrath
London, United Kingdom
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David Messner
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Petra Pipková
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Beatrix Schima
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Dániel Nagy
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Lawrence Quintano
The Law Courts
La Valletta, Malta
Susanna J. Scott
University of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
Adél Németh
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Stephan Radner
Austrian Law Forum
Vienna, Austria
Tobias J. Scott
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Kazuyoshi Nonomura
Doshisha University
Kyoto, Japan
Mustafa Rajab
Arab Insurance Consultants
Abu Dhabi, Arabian Emirates
Kristóf Sohajda
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Ken Oliphant
University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Simon Ramlau-Hansen
University of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark
Işik Önay
Koc University Law School
Istanbul, Turkey
Patrick Richters
Federal Ministry of Justice
and Consumer Protection
Berlin, Germany
Jadranka Stanišić
Supreme Court of the Republic of Srpska
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Eva Ondřejová
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Zsófia Ottóffy
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Solveiga Paleviciene
Mykolas Romeris University
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tekla Papp
National University of Pubic
Service
Budapest, Hungary
Martin Peiffer
General Reinsurance AG
Cologne, Germany
Richard Peltz-Steele
University of Massachusetts
Law School
North Dartmouth, U.S.A.
Reinhard Pesek
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Daiwa Petrauskaite
Office of the Seimas of the
Republic of Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
Nicola Rizzo
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy
Emma Roberts
University of Chester
Chester, United Kingdom
Stephan Rödler
Vienna, Austria
Nicholas J. Roenneberg
Munich Reinsurance
Munich, Germany
Maria Roeske
Adam Mickiewicz University
Poznán, Poland
Sigita Rudenaite
Supreme Court of Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
Andrés Ruiz-Feger
Munich Reinsurance
Munich, Germany
Martha Sampson
University of Chester
Chester, United Kingdom
Slobodan Stanišić
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Anna-Zoe Steiner
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Karolina Stenlund
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
Christian Takoff
University of Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
Egidija Tamosiuniene
Appeal Court of Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
Levente Tattay
Catholic University “Pázmány Péter”
Budapest, Hungary
Lubos Tichy
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Agne Tikniute
Mykolas Romeris University
Vilnius, Lithuania
Balázs Tőkey
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
46 14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law Bostjan Tratar
State Attorney’s Office
Ljubljana, Slowenia
Michael Vothknecht
Ecclesia Group
Detmold, Germany
Petra Witzl
Eötvös Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Verica Trstenjak
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Philipp Weber
Federal Office of Justice
Bern, Switzerland
Aojie Zhou
Sichuan University
Chengdu, China
Age Värv
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia
Christiane Wendehorst
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Giacomo Vergallo
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
Bénédict Winiger
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
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Additional Resources
Journal of European Tort Law (JETL)
JETL aims to contribute to the analysis and development of tort law in Europe by the publication of scholarly articles, comments and reviews. It has a primarily comparative focus, but
willingly embraces all scholarly perspectives, including economic analysis of law and legal
sociology. Its subject matter extends beyond substantive tort law to the wider tort system,
including private and social insurance. The Editorial Board consists of: Ken Oliphant, Vienna
and Bristol (General Editor); Ernst Karner, Vienna; Bernhard A Koch, Innsbruck (Deputy
General Editor) and Christiane Wendehorst, Vienna. JETL is published by de Gruyter (Berlin/
Boston) – three issues annually. Every year, issue two contains revised versions of the papers
delivered at the special session of the Annual Conference on European Tort Law.
www.eurotort.org
EUROTORT is the first comprehensive database of European cases on tort law (www.eurotort.
org). This web-based research tool allows both researchers and practitioners to access the
enormously varied jurisprudence on tort law in Europe in a single language (English) and
with a standardised index system. After registration, access to the database is free of charge.
At present, the collection contains almost 3,400 decisions from 30 European countries, all
categorised and indexed. The database can be searched by jurisdiction, time period, keyword,
full text, or any combination thereof. The materials are drawn from cases reported in the
‘Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook’ series, co-published by ECTIL and ETL, and the ‘Digest
of European Tort Law’ series (ETL). Updates are added on an ongoing basis. The cases are
selected by experts from the respective jurisdictions. They also draft the English texts, which
summarise the facts of the chosen cases and the decision of the court.
www.europeantortlaw.net
For the latest information on developments in European Tort Law please visit the websites of
the Institute for European Tort Law (www.etl.oeaw.ac.at) and the European Centre of Tort
and Insurance Law (www.ectil.org). Moreover, a blog provides up-to-date information which
can also be followed via smartphones and RSS-Readers (www.europeantortlaw.net).
Conference Locations
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Austrian Ministry of Justice (Palais Trautson),
Museumstrasse 7
1070 Vienna
Friday, April 10, 2015 and Saturday, April 11, 2015
Austrian Supreme Court/Palace of Justice,
Schmerlingplatz 11
1010 Vienna
Map: wien.at
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