Modernising LifeTime Contracts Conference

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Modernising LifeTime Contracts Conference

The Conference will be addressed by the creators of the LifeTime Contract Principles - Professor Luca Nogler and Prof Udo Reifner.

By The College of Business, Public Policy and Law

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 20 Apr 2023 09:00 - 17:00 IST


J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics (please advise if you will view online- link to follow registration). Room CA110, St Anthony's Building 49 Upper Newcastle H91 YK8V Galway Ireland

About this event

  • 8 hours
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The principles of LifeTime Contracts apply to contracts for the essentials of life, food, housing, employment, energy and credit, essential for the self-realisation of people and their participation in society, guaranteeing a minimum of social dignity and moral values. Some of these Principles are informing the development of EU consumer law and being advanced within the CJEU application of consumer rights in relation to energy and employment as well respect for home and mortgage consumer rights. The Event will be of interest to private, contract, consumer, labour, housing and other lawyers as well, as EU and public policy researchers.


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Professor Andrea Nicolussi and Professor Professor Luca Nogler

Reasons for the LifeTime Contracts category and the reasons for rethinking and increasing its principles.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Friars Restaurant

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Professor Chiara Cristofolini

Collective protection of people who benefit from goods essential for their existence through LTCs.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Professor Udo Reifner

An historical perspective on LifeTime contracts.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Friars Restaurant

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor Padraic Kenna

LifeTime contracts and regulation of housing systems.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Professor Geraint Howells

How digitization makes consumer contracts LifeTime contracts.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Elena Bargelli

Right to respect for the home and evictions in tenancy and mortgage contracts.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Professor Irene Visser

LifeTime contracts and homeowners/mortgage debtors

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

General discussion on modernisiation of LifeTime contract principles.

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