UNIDROIT Digital Assets and Private Law Project presented to LSGL’s Research Group: Law and Technology

On 17 March 2022, the Law Schools Global League (LSGL)’s Research Group on Law and Technology held a special workshop dedicated to UNIDROIT’s Digital Assets and Private Law Project, as part of the LSGL’s annual Deans’ Meeting held this year in Madrid, Spain at the Law School of the IE. Following introductions by Prof. Martin Hogg, Dean of the School of Law, NUI Galway and Co-President LSGL, and Prof. Sylvia Papadopoulos, University of Pretoria, the Secretary-General of UNIDROIT Prof. Ignacio Tirado provided a brief overview of the various intersections between new technologies and UNIDROIT’s instruments and Projects.

UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer Carlo Di Nicola gave a presentation of the Digital Assets and Private Law Project, with an introduction to the Project, its substance, the latest outcomes from the Fifth Session of the Working Group, and future work. Dr Reghard Brits, Member of the UNIDROIT Working Group on Digital Assets and Private Law gave a presentation specifically looking at the section of the draft Principles on the Private Law of Digital Assets dealing with secured transactions and digital assets.

The special workshop is the latest event in a broader collaboration between UNIDROIT and the Law Schools Global League, which was formalised in the form of an MoU signed in 2021.

Learn more about UNIDROIT’s Digital Assets and Private Law Project at https://www.unidroit.org/work-in-progress/digital-assets-and-private-law/.

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