Contextualising Insurance Contracts: Interactions with Various Fields of Law (Day 1)

January 21, 2021

Contractual Asymmetries and Balancing Tools

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.

The first day sessions were chaired by Helmut Heiss and Samim Ünan. The speakers specializing in civil law and insurance law presented papers on the protection of the weaker party in insurance contracts and the standard conditions used in insurance contracts. The sessions gained interest of the audience from countries like Greece, USA and Italy .

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