Conference Series on Contract Law in Common Law Countries


LCF/Jindal GLS conference series on CONTRACT LAW IN COMMON LAW COUNTRIES: A STUDY IN DIVERGENCE to be held online in June, September andDecember 2021 | website:

Additional Information

Conference convenors: Prof. Manasi Kumar, JGLS Dr. Maren Heidemann, LCF
Dates and times:
7th and 8th June 2021; 12-3pm GMT
7th and 8th September 2021; 12-3pm GMT;
7th and 8th December 2021; 12-3pm GMT
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The London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law (LCF) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India, are pleased to announce a joint academic conference series on contract law in the common law world. Assembling high profile speakers and discussants, this conference series, explores the divergence of law between common law countries through a comparative lens. The series consists of three two-day conferences throughout 2021 which are held online as live events. Please note that all times are in GMT. Each conference is organised as a discussion panel composed of subject paper authors and distinguished discussants. Papers engage with two or three common law jurisdictions on topics from the three fields of contract law: formation of the agreement (7th and 8th June 2021) – the substance ion the agreement (7th and 8th September 2021) – and disputes arising out of the agreement (7th and 8th December). Each conference is opened by a welcome address and a keynote speech. Our keynote speakers are Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart of Oxford University, Professor Stefan Vogenauer of the Max-Planck-Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory in Frankfurt and Professor Roger Brownsword of Kings College, London. Through this exercise, the conference series hopes to identify the diversity and ingenuity in domestic systems as they grapple with modern problems, as well as the friction and internal tension created occasionally as courts attempt to navigate a departure from a known tradition. Papers will be published in a special issue of the Liverpool Law Review in 2022.

The full programme can be found on the LCF conference website. Registration fees apply and bookings can be made through the LCF website for each or all of the conferences or a combination.