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Business & Liability Research Network (BLRN) goes live with an inaugural conference on ‘Business Resilience’

The Business & Liability Research Network’s (BLRN) Opening Conference on Business Resilience was a resounding success and the report below provides an overview of the inspiring speeches, insightful panel discussions and informative workshops.

On 25 and 26 January 2018, the opening conference of the Business & Liability Research Network took place at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Academics and practitioners came together to debate fundamental aspects of business resilience: long-term value creation, technology and (directors’) liability. The conference was inaugurated by the rector magnficus, Carel Stolker, who endorsed the multidisciplinary dimension of the conference and future researches of BLRN. The conference was a joint initiative of Company Law and Business Administration, Leiden University.

BLRN’s conference on business resilience has led to new insights, such as how behavioural biases should be taken in to account when assessing directors’ liability, how the focus on long-term value creation and sustainability should be part of a company’s valuation in a takeover context and the impact of technology on both business & law firms. The multidisciplinary background of various speakers and the interactive workshops pave the way for future research projects and conferences in the field of business and liability issues. Interested parties are cordially invited to join the Business & Liability Research Network.

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