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ILS Lunch Seminar with Laura van Bochove and Santy Kouwagam: canceled!

Once a month, during the ILS Lunch Seminars, two researchers from Leiden Law School present their ongoing or recently concluded research. The idea is that colleagues from different departments get to learn more about each other’s research, creating more opportunities for developing cooperation. On Thursday, 19 March 2020, Laura van Bochove and Santy Kouwagam will present their research.

This event was canceled due to the measures taken against the Coronavirus.  

Laura van Bochove is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Private Law. She obtained her PhD, in which she focussed on tortious interference with contractual relations, in 2013 at Erasmus University Rotterdam. On Thursday, she will give a presentation on “Coherent interpretation in Private International Law”. Coherent interpretation means reusing the interpretation of a particular concept given within the context of one legislative instrument for the interpretation of a similar concept in another instrument. The Court of Justice of the European Union regularly relies on this method when interpreting EU legislation in the field of Private International Law, in particular between the Brussels Ia, Rome I, and Rome II Regulations. In addition, the method of coherent interpretation can be used to achieve coherence between private international law established at different levels of law-making (national/EU/international), as well as coherence between EU private international law and EU substantive law. Although adopting a coherent interpretation has obvious benefits, its shortcomings and risks should not be overlooked.

Santy Kouwagam is an external PhD candidate at the Van Vollenhoven Institute. On Thursday, she will talk about “Commercial lawyers: not a singular profession?” Santy will give an overview of the current state of scholarship on the legal profession, particularly on lawyering as both a profession and a business. Based on her findings about commercial lawyers in Indonesia, there are multiple types of commercial lawyers, not only based on their prestige and ethics, but also by their distinctly different practices. She will show the implication of this finding for research in other countries about how lawyers’ practices, economic development and globalization influence one another.

The ILS Lunch Seminar takes place on Thursday 19 March 2020 from 13:00 – 14:00 hrs in KOG B0.13. Lunch is provided at the monthly seminars and there is no need to register, just join! Visit our website for more news on ILS 2.0.

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