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Summary

Thank you to all those who participated at the conference on the 6th March. Further details on the event's proceedings will appear here shortly.

Speakers include

Viviane Reding

Viviane Reding

Vice President, Commissioner

Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship European Commission

Ursula Pachl

Ursula Pachl

Deputy Director General

BEUC

Veronica Manfredi

Veronica Manfredi

Head of the Unit for Consumer and Marketing Law

European Commission

Sajjad Karim

Sajjad Karim

Member

European Parliament

Maurits Bruggink

Maurits Bruggink

Executive Director

Seldia

Hanne Melin

Hanne Melin

European Legislative Counsel

eBay

Pula Houghton

Pula Houghton

Director of Public Policy & Consumer Markets

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Sebastian Bohr

Sebastian Bohr

Deputy Head of Unit - Financial Services and Redress, DG SANCO

European Commission

Sébastien de Brouwer

Sébastien de Brouwer

Executive Director - Retail, Legal, Economic & Social Policy

European Banking Federation

Arundel McDougall

Arundel McDougall

Executive Director

European Justice Forum

The speech of Vice President Viviane Reding can be found at the following link:

 

The Common European Sales Law – breaking the mould to help businesses and customers

 

Forum Europe's Realising the European Single Market Forum 2012 taking place on the 6th March is a key opportunity for policy-makers and stakeholders to debate the major issues relating to progress towards a fully functioning single market in Europe.

 
This year's event will focus on a number of recent proposals from the European Commission, most notably those relating to the introduction of an optional Common European Sales Law (CESL). These proposals cover both business-to-business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) contracts for the sale of goods and related services, with the intention of creating a single set of rules that can be used during these transactions instead of national sets of laws.

 

Arguments for and against the suitability (indeed even the premise) of the proposal centre on whether the range of member state laws stifle cross-border trade, while discussions are continuing as to whether or not the proposals compromise the subsidiary principle.

 

This conference will also explore the current proposals for Collective Redress, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Online Dispute Resolution and the review of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (due in Spring 2012).

 

Will legislative work in these areas support or hinder improvements in consumer and business confidence, and by extension boost economic growth in Europe?

 

If you would like to become involved in this event or would like further information please contact James Wilmott on +44 (0) 2920 783 022 / james.wilmott@forum-europe.com.

 

Logistics

When

Tuesday 6 March, 2012
08.45 to 16.00

CET

 

Where

Le Chatelain All Suite Hotel

Rue du Ch√Ętelain 7
1000
Brussels
Belgium

Google location map

 

Downloads

Realising the EU Single Market 2012

 

 

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