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Gerard McMeel speaking at Common European Sales Law workshop, European Parliament, 31 May 2012

Professor of Law and Contract Law expert Gerard McMeel is speaking at a workshop on the proposed Common European Sales Law at the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs in Brussels on 31st May 2012, 9.00 to 10.30am. He is speaking on “Unfair contract terms in Business-to-Business (B2B) relations.”  For more details, see the Committee's events agenda and the Workshop programme.

The proposed Common European Sales Law would be an “optional instrument” for both B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) sales of goods across the European single market. Gerard is part of an academic team working on an Anglo-German perspective on CESL and related instruments. For more details see the project website.

The project is funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) (DFG). The research output will be published by Oxford University Press.

Gerard has acted as Consultant to the Law Society of England and Wales (the representative body for Solicitors) on this area.

Gerard has written widely on contract and commercial law, especially on the content of contracts and their interpretation, including his book The Construction of Contracts: Interpretation, Implication, and Rectification (Oxford University Press, 2007; second edn, 2011).

Gerard has also recently spoken on the interpretation of contracts at:

  • the London Shipping Law Centre (with Vasanti  Selvaratnam QC and Simon Firth of Linklaters, chaired by Lord Justice Rix)  on 28th March 2012
  • the University of Edinburgh (with Professor Hector McQueen, Scottish Law Commission, and Professor Eric Clive; chaired by Lord Glennie of the Court of Session) on 26th April 2012
  • the Norton Rose Commercial Law Seminar Series at Norton Rose, London (with Richard Calnan), on 16th May 2012

Gerard is also currently a Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University.