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School of Law

New Chinese Civil Code: A Law for Transition

When: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Online


9.00-9.10 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Marina Timoteo (University of Bologna)


9.10-9.30 Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)


9.30-10.50 Panel 1: Chinese Civil Code in Context


Chair: Dr. Matthieu Burnay (Queen Mary University of London)


A Critical Assessment of the Chinese Civil Code: Looking back and Thinking Forward

by Prof. Dr. Chen Lei (Durham Law School, City University Hong Kong),


The Chinese Style: a Civil Code for XXI Century

by Prof. Dr. Marina Timoteo (University of Bologna)


The Unidroit Principles as an Inspiration for Legal Drafting and the Chinese Civil Code

by Prof. Dr. Anna Veneziano (UNIDROIT)


10.50-11.00 Break


11.00-12.20 Panel 2: Some Highlights on the Chinese Civil Code


Chair: Prof. Dr. em. Jacques-Henri Herbots (University of Leuven)


The Contract Law in the Civil Code

by Dr. Mimi Zou (University of Reading)


Personal Data Protection: from Civil Code to Personal Information Protection law

by Dr. Wu Lan (China University of Political Science and Law)


The Chinese Civil Code and the Green Principle

by Prof. Dr. Bian Yongmin (International University of International Business and Law)


12.30-12.45 Conclusions

by Mr. Hermes Pazzaglini (Advant-Nctm Law Firm)


In order to attend the conference it is necessary to register by Friday 29 October at the following email address:

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