Private Law Consortium: Fifth Edition – Trento 2017

June 6-7, 2017
Versione stampabile


The Private Law Consortium (PLC) is a collaboration between 6 outstanding international law faculties: Bar Ilan (Israel), Harvard (USA), McGill (Canada), Oslo (Norway), Pennsylvania (USA) and Trento (Italy). It gathers together scholars working on different fields of private law who present and discuss their most recent papers. 
If you wish to attend it, you are kindly asked to email the organizers (Umberto Izzo: umberto.izzo [at]; Matteo Ferrari: [at]

Due to constraints related to the location of the seminar, the number of attendees will be limited. 


Tuesday, June 6

Morning session: 9.30 – 12.30
1. Adi Libson (Bar-Ilan University), Global Anti-takeover Mechanisms
2. Alla Pozdnakova (University of Oslo), Mutual dis-trust and other hinders for private enforcement of antitrust damage awards in EU
3. Harald Irgens-Jensen (University of Oslo), The new EU directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information - more legal certainty for businesses?

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break

Afternoon session: 14.30 – 17.30
4. Benjamin Shmueli (Bar-Ilan University), Hybrid Incentives: Carrots, Sticks, or Carrots which Become Sticks?
5. Shyam Balganesh (University of Pennsylvania), Copyright as Market Prospect
6. Abraham Bell (Bar-Ilan University and San Diego University) & Gideon Parchomovsky (Bar-Ilan University and University of Pennsylvania), Property and Privacy

Wednesday, June 7

Morning session: 9.30 – 12.30
8. John Goldberg (Harvard University), Instrumentalism and Dual Constructivism
9. Daniel Jutras (McGill University), Smoke gets in your eyes: Assumption of risk and allocation of responsibility in tobacco litigation
10. Stephen Smith (McGill University), Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break

Afternoon session: 14.30 – 16.30
11. Lauren Scholz (Harvard University), Algorithmic Contracts
12. Matteo Ferrari (University of Trento), The Right to Be Included