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Joint EBI Conference: “Digital Assets and Private International Law”

April 11 - April 12

in collaboration with

University of Vienna                 

University of Vienna and Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (IACPIL) 

Digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and other tokens, have become important as objects of investment and trade. They are recorded on the blockchain, an electronic ledger held in identical form on servers (nodes) all over the world. Therefore, the determination of the governing law presents particular challenges. This conference will explore whether Private International Law methodology can be successfully applied to digital assets or whether it needs to be changed in light of the ‘blockchain revolution’.


11 April 2024 from 13:00 – 17.45 (CET)
12 April 2024 from 09:00 – 12:15 (CET)

The conference will take place in a hybrid format. Speakers & participants will meet in the Juridicum (roof top floor) Schottenbastei 10, 161010 Vienna.

The proceedings will be streamed simultaneously online.

Participation is free but registration is compulsory for both physical attendance and online participation.
Registration deadline: 6 April 2024.

Register here.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Fabio Andreotti, Bitcoin Suisse AG
  • Prof. Spyridon Bazinas, former Secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group VI (Security Interests) (online)
  • Prof. Andrea Bonomi, University of Lausanne
  • Dr. Pascal Favrod-Coune, Aegis Partners
  • Prof. Dr. Gérardine Goh Escolar, Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Dr. Augustin Gridel, University of Lorraine
  • Dr. Thomas Gstädtner, EBI (online)
  • Prof. Matthias Haentjens, University of Leiden
  • Prof. Florian Heindler, Sigmund Freud University Vienna
  • Prof. Matthias Lehmann, University of Vienna and Radboud University of Nijmegen
  • Prof. Tobias Lutzi, University of Augsburg
  • Prof. Teresa Rodriguez de las Herras Ballell, UNIDROIT/University Carlos III Madrid
  • Ignacio Tirado, Secretary General of UNIDROIT (online)
  • Dr. Jasper Verstappen, University of Groningen
  • Prof. Christiane Wendehorst, University of Vienna
  • Dr. Burcu Yüksel Ripley, University of Aberdeen
  • Prof. Brigitta Zöchling-Jud, University of Vienna


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April 11
April 12
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