Lessons on private law harmonisation at Warsaw conference

Iyare Otabor-Olubor, a doctoral candidate at Nottingham Law School, was recently invited to present at an International Conference on Comparative Law in Warsaw on 15 and 16 June 2016.

Iyare Otabor-Olubor, a doctoral candidate within the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, was recently invited to present at the sixth Annual International Conference on Comparative Law held at the premises of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS Uniwersytet) in Warsaw on 15-16 June 2016. The conference was part of a series organised by the University on the theme of private law, involving partner institutions in Europe and further afield.

The event, which was very well attended, was on the theme of the 'Integration of Societies, Economies and Cultures. Do We Need a Common Approach to Private Law?'. It covered topics such as arbitration, consumer protection, corporate law, and civil litigation. Iyare's contribution to a panel on asset security law was titled 'Square Peg in a Round Hole – Reforming Personal Property Security Law in an Emerging Economy'. The presentation built on his doctoral work and sought to provide an understanding of the conditions necessary for asset security reforms to be undertaken in emerging economies, using Nigeria as a case study. Asset security, which is vital for raising business finance, is a very topical matter, currently forming a major component of World Bank reform interventions on the African continent.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in business and insolvency matters, sees it as part of its commitment to foster critical thinking on insolvency and business themes, particular among younger scholars.

Lessons on private law harmonisation at Warsaw conference

Published on 22 June 2016
  • Category: Business; Research; Nottingham Law School

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