Contextualising Insurance Contracts: Interactions with Various Fields of Law (Day 3)

February 5, 2021

Insurance Contracts in the Commercial Context

The international symposium entitled ‘Contextualising Insurance Contracts: Interactions with Various Fields of Law’ was an event organized as part of the Jean Monnet Module ‘Harmonisation of the Principles of Insurance Law in Europe’ (HOPINEU), and was generously funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The event was initially scheduled to be held on 28-29 May 2020, however, due to COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions, it eventually took place during six weekly sessions between 28 January 2021 and 4 March 2021.

The main purpose of the symposium was to focus on insurance contracts in terms of different fields of law in order to explore existing interactions and tensions. The Organising Committee was delighted to receive a high number of applications from scholars around the globe, including countries as diverse as the United States, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland and Türkiye.

In this session co-chaired by Özlem Gürses and Robert Koch, issues such as whether the general conditions in insurance contracts create unfair competition, insurance contracts where one party is a tradesman and the role of insurance in mergers and acquisition processes were discussed.

You can access the e-book containing the abstracts presented in the symposium via this link.