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26 August 2014

CONFERENCE: Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law

Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law
Helsinki, September 1st – 3rd, 2014

Organisers:
“The Making of Commercial Law The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period”
Project funded by the Academy of Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation
Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki, University of Helsinki; and the
Steering Group: Prof.  Albrecht Cordes (Frankfurt), Prof. Serge Dauchy (Lille) and Prof. Dave De ruysscher (Brussels)

Programme

Monday, 1 September 2014

Session 1: Sources and Commercial Law, 9.30-12.00, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Eberhard Isenmann: Legal, moral-theological and genuinely economic opinions on questions of trade and economy in 15th and early 16th century Germany
Dave De ruysscher: Merchant manuals as sources
Heikki Pihlajamäki: Constructing a Field of Law: The Birth of Commercial Law in Early Modern Sweden


Lunch break, 12.00-13.30

Session 2: Commercial Legal Conflict Resolution in the Baltic Sea Region and Universal Commercial Law, 13.30-15.00, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Justina Wubs-Mrozewicz: Mercantile conflict resolution in practice: connecting diplomatic and legal sources from Danzig c. 1460-1580
Albrecht Cordes: Levin Goldschmidt and the concept of universal commercial law

Coffee Break, 15.00-15.30

Session 3: Superior Courts as Fora for Commercial Legal Conflicts 1, 15.30-17.45, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Alain Wijffels: Records and sources of commercial litigation before the Great Council of Mechelen (15th-16th centuries)
Peter Oestmann: Court records as sources for the history of commercial law: The Oberappellationsgericht Lübeck as commercial court
Mia Korpiola: Svea Court of Appeal records as a source of commercial law

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Session 4: Superior Courts as Fora for Commercial Legal Conflicts 2, 9.00-10.30, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Anja Amend-Traut: The high imperial courts (the Aulic Council and the Imperial Chamber Court) and commerce
Boudewijn Sirks: The High Council of Holland and Zealand (to be confirmed)

Coffee Break, 10.30-11.00

Session 5: Comparing English and Continental Commercial Law, 11.00-12.30, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Guido Rossi: Comparing the sources of English and continental commercial law - with the example of maritime insurance law
Margrit Schulte Beerbühl: Bankruptcies, speculation bubbles and the law: bankruptcy law vs. bankruptcy management in late eighteenth-century Hamburg and London

Lunch break, 12.30-14.00

Session 6: Custom and Codification in French and Italian Commercial Law, 14.00-16.15, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Richard Court:  Genoese merchants and the consuetudine
Edouard Richard: Rise of usages in French commercial law and jurisprudence (17th-19th centuries)
Olivier Descamps: On origins of the French Commercial Code: vicissitudes of the Gorneau Draft

Session 7: Expanding Horizons: Universal and Non-European Commercial Law, 16.30-17.15, venue: Lecture room P545 (Faculty Meeting Room), Faculty of Law, Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

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