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ECTIL and Annual Conference Movie

Providing insight into the research performed by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL), this short film also presents the Annual Conference on European Tort Law (ACET). The next ACET will be held from April 25 to April 27 2019. [More information]

Conference honouring Helmut Koziol, Ulrich Magnus and Pierre Widmer

On the 7th of November 2019 the Dutch Association for Liability Law and the Law of Remedies will devote a conference to honour the major contributions of three giants in the realm of liability law: Professor Helmut Koziol, Professor Ulrich Magnus and Professor Pierre Widmer. [More information]

4th Meeting of the Sino-European Private Law Forum

On 18 October 2019, the Sino-European Private Law Forum will hold its 4th biennial meeting, where current projects will be discussed. Moreover, first results of the “Fault-based and Strict Liability” project will be presented in a public conference on Friday. The detailed programme will be available soon.

Juristenrunde with Clara Bonfils Gispert

Clara Bonfils Gispert, PhD Canditate at the Universitat de Girona, will outline main topics of the 'Liability of robotics and artificial intelligence' in a Juristenrunde on 5 August 2019, 11.00h. The event takes place in the Centre's premises and is free of charge. Please register with

New Publication: Die Haftung von Eisenbahnverkehrs- und Infrastrukturunternehmen im Rechtsvergleich

On 17 January 2019, the first part of the "Liability for Means of Transport" project was published with Jan Sramek Verlag. The book edited by Helmut Koziol offers comprehensive reports on the topic of railroad liability in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland and investigates current reform needs. [More information]

Juristenrunde: Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna

ECTIL hosted another Juristenrunde. Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna, Assistant Professor at the Tilburg University, gave a presentation on 'Breach of Contract and Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss' on Thursday, 6 December 2018. The event took place in the Centre's premises.

New Publications: European Tort Law Basic Texts and Tort Liability Law of China

The second edition of European Tort Law Basic Texts edited by Ernst Karner, Ken Oliphant and Barbara Steininger makes available English versions of basic tort law texts from almost all the legal systems of the EU and EFTA, as well as Russia and Turkey. The book Tort Liability Law of China authored by Lixing Yang provides a profound overview of Chinese Tort Law to English-speaking readers. For more information, please click the links.

Juristenrunde: Lena Kolbitsch

ECTIL hosted another Juristenrunde. Mag. Lena Kolbitsch of the University of Vienna gave a presentation on 'Die Haftung im Gefälligkeitsverhältnis' on Thursday, 15 November 2018.

Symposium: Patients' Consent and Medical Liability

ECTIL together with the Institute for European Tort Law, Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, and the Austrian Medical Association held a symposium on "Patienteneinwilligung und ärztliche Haftung" which took place on 15 October 2018 in Vienna. [More information]

Juristenrunde: Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell of the Institute for European Tort Law gave a presentation about 'Recoverability for Claimant Choice: New Losses in English Personal Injury?' on 9 August 2018. The event took place in the Institute's premises.

Juristenrunde: Lihong Zhang

Prof. Lihong Zhang of the East China University of Political Science and Law Shanghai held a lecture on 'Confucianism and Chinese Tort Law Today: General Reflections and Case Study' on 17 July 2018. The event took place in the Institute's premises.

New Publication: Österreichisches Haftpflichtrecht Band II

The book ‘Österreichisches Haftpflichtrecht’, authored by Helmut Koziol, is regarded as one of the most comprehensive and widely used books on Austrian tort law. With the new edition of the second volume of the book each of its three volumes are now finally available in a 3rd edition. The second volume primarily deals with liability for one’s own tortious behaviour and the tortious behaviour of others. The new edition of the second volume takes account of current trends in case law, legislation, and legal literature. [More information]

New Publication: Tatsachenmitteilungen und Werturteile: Freiheit und Verantwortung

Following the conference on 24-25 November 2017 at the University of Vienna, the contributions are now available in a book edited by Helmut Koziol. The German and English contributions take on different highly topical issues such as 'Fake News', 'Hate Speech', and the freedom of speech. [More information]

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