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LLX round table on the European Court of Justice’s Uber judgment

Friday 9 March 2018
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

On 20 December 2017 the European Court of Justice answered preliminary questions asked by a Spanish judge in a case brought against Uber by a Barcelona taxi drivers’ group. The Court ruled that the service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport. This means that Member States can thus regulate the conditions for providing that service.

Uber, AirBnB, Uber, Snapcar: the collaborative economy is shaking up existing norms and poses challenge to government regulation. To name but a few qualifications: disruptive innovation, the fourth industrial revolution, one of the ten ideas that will change the world. The Europa Institute is organising a roundtable to discuss the consequences of the Uber judgment for ridesharing platforms in particular and the sharing economy in more general.

It will approach the questions raised by the sharing economy from four different angles: internal market law, competition law, data protection and labour law. Confirmed speakers are: Prof. Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Prof. Evert Verhulp, Prof. Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel and Prof. Lokke Moerel.

Leiden Law Exchanges

The roundtable is organized in the context of the Leiden Law Exchanges (LLX). The aim of these LLX meetings is to facilitate an exchange of ideas on current legal issues between academics, policy makers and other stakeholders. Chatham House Rule applies and the meeting is by invitation only.

For more information concerning the meeting, please contact Ms Pauline Vincenten

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