When blockchain meets arbitration: the birth of decentralized justice (Friday, 31 January 2020)

A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the interplay between the blockchain and the law

Date and time: Friday, 31 January 2020 (9 am-5 pm)

Venue: Fielding Johnson, Council Suite Room 1 (First Floor)

Speakers:

  • Dr Federico Ast (Kleros, CEO)
  • Mark Beer OBE (President of the International Association for Court Administration)
  • Mr Geoffrey Bezzina (University of Leicester)
  • Prof Pablo Cortés  (Leicester Law School)
  • Dr Rossana Deplano (Leicester Law School)
  • Dr William George (Kleros, Lead Researcher)
  • Prof. Paul Goldberg (University of Oxford)
  • Mr Clément Lesaege (Kleros, CTO)
  • Prof. José Luis Martí (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • Mr Colin Rule (ODR Vice-president, Tyler Technologies)
  • Mr Leigh Sagar (New Square Chambers)

  • Prof. Mimi Zou (University of Oxford)

Abstract: The advent of the internet has reshaped the concept of alternative dispute resolution. It is now expected that the blockchain will progressively establish itself as a new justice provider. The conference explores the nascent concept of decentralized justice – that is to say, arbitration on a blockchain. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the interplay between the blockchain and the law by conceptualizing smart contracts as legal constructs, including means to resolve smart contracts disputes. Taking Kleros as a case study, the discussion will then focus on the latest developments in both the theory and the practice of blockchain arbitration as well as its relationship with online arbitration.

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Full programme available.

For more info and details, please email Dr Rossana Deplano.

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