Commercial Law Cluster Seminar: Smart Contracts and Contract Law with Dr. Mateja Durovic

  • Thu 27 Jun 19

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr. Mateja Durovic

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Commercial Law Cluster series

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

  • Contact details

    Law and Human Rights Events and Communications Team

Dr. Mateja Durovic will be hosting this week's seminar and will examine smart contracts from the perspective of their interaction with contract law. His research interests cover several areas including Contract Law, Consumer Law and International Consumer Law.

Firstly, it will be explained what in reality smart contracts are and what is contract law relevance of smart contracts. Secondly, contract law challenges and opportunities of smart contracts will be identified. Thirdly, what will be examined is what changes need to be made in the traditional contract law to reflect the developments and application in practice of smart contracts and to adapt the contract law to the new commercial reality. Finally, Dr. Durovic will identify potential changes in the future of the legal education and profession as a result of smart contracts.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr. Andrea Fejos, University of Essex. 

All welcome. Please register your attendance on Eventbrite.

Dr. Mateja Durovic is a Lecturer in Contract and Commercial Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Previously, Dr. Durovic was an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.

He holds a PhD and LLM degrees from the EUI, Florence, LLM degree from the University of Cambridge, and LLB degree from the University of Belgrade, where he graduated as the first and best student of his class.

Dr. Durovic was a post-doc Research Associate at the EUI, Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, and at the MPI of Private International and Comparative Private Law, Hamburg.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities in Macau, Torino, Lyon Catholique, Florence, Passau, Lille Catholique, ECUPL Shanghai and Belgrade.

Dr. Durovic worked for the international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and the Legal Service of the European Commission, as well as a legal consultant for the European Commission, BEUC and the United Nations.

His work has been published in leading law journals (European Review of Private Law, European Review of Contract Law, Journal of Consumer Policy, Journal of European Consumer and Market Law) and by most prominent law publishers (Oxford University Press, Hart Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Springer).

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