Centre for Commercial Law Conference 2021: Commercial Law in Times of Crises

Centre for Commercial Law Conference 2021: Commercial Law in Times of Crises

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The Centre for Commercial Law 2021 Conference will take place on Wednesday, 23 June, 1.00-4.00 pm. Join us to discuss 'Commercial Law in Times of Crises'.

Welcome and Introduction 1.00-1.05 pm (UK Time)

  • Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley (University of Aberdeen)

Opening remarks: 1.05-1.15 pm (UK Time)

  • Stephen Woolman (The Rt Hon Lord Woolman, Senator of the Court of Session)
  • Professor Emerita Margaret Ross (University of Aberdeen)

Panel 1 on IP and Technology Law: 1.15-2.30 pm (UK Time)

Moderator: Dr Péter Cserne (University of Aberdeen)


  • Professor Abbe Brown (University of Aberdeen): “Law and Technology: Clashes and Alignment of Rights and Regimes?”
  • Dr Alexandra Giannopoulou (University of Amsterdam), Dr Rossana Ducato (University of Aberdeen), Dr Giulia Schneider (Bocconi University) and Dr Chiara Angiolini (University of Trento): “Remote Teaching During the Emergency and Beyond: Four Open Privacy and Data Protection Issues of ‘Platformised’ Education”
  • Dr Daniele Manzella (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations): “Genetic Resources and Big Data: Multilateral Legal Agreements and Governance Perspectives”
  • Dr Titilayo Adebola (University of Aberdeen): “Farmers Rights, Intellectual Property and International Law”

Break: 2.30-2.40 pm

Panel 2 on Trade and Commercial Law: 2.40-3.55 pm (UK Time)

Moderator: Dr Ohio Omiunu (De Montfort University, African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN))


  • Dr Irène Couzigou (University of Aberdeen): “The Right to Cyber Self-Defence: A Controversial Solution for the Protection of Companies against Cyber Attacks”
  • Dr Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University; and African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN): “A Critical Analysis of Sovereign Debt in Africa through the Lens of the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network"
  • Mr Hakeem A Tahiru (University of Aberdeen): “The Challenges, Prospects and Pathways of Achieving the Objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)”
  •  Professor Jeffrey Owens (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Ms Joy Waruguru Ndubai (Vienna University of Economics and Business): “The Interface between Tax Agreements and Bilateral Investment Agreements” 

Closing remarks: 3.55-4.00 pm (UK Time)

  • Dr Titilayo Adebola (University of Aberdeen)
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University of Aberdeen, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law
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