New reference for a preliminary ruling by the ECJ – Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf

The Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf has referred a question to the ECJ with regards to “kennenlernplattform (get-to-know platforms)” (Case C-438/19) with regards to consumer protection (directive 2011/93 /UE). The full reference is attached hereby (in German). Here are the French & Dutch version of the preliminary question (the official translation in English can be found in attachment). […]

Fresh out of the press – Challenges related to law for the platform economy: a fresh look at some important dichotomies

Céline Wattecamps, Anne-Grace Kleczewski and I have just published an overview of the “Challenges related to law for the platform economy” and we propose to have a fresh look at some important legal dichotomies currently blurred by the platforms.   You can find the full text of the article here or on (

Compte-rendu : Ubérisation et économie collaborative (Paris, 17.1.2018)

L’Institut de droit comparé de l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas accueillait le 17 janvier 2018 une conférence sur le thème : « Ubérisation et économie collaborative : évolutions récentes dans l’Union européenne et ses Etats Membres ». A. Turmo (Université de Nantes) et M. Baumgart (Université de Cologne et Université de Bâle) ont organisé cette conférence et l’ont placée […]

Supporting new policies and initiatives through data sharing

On 4th October 2017, the interdisciplinary research group on the sharing economy at the UCL organised a workshop with stakeholders (platforms, public authorities) in order to present the first results of the City4CoEn project. At the same time, the project leaders showed to the participants the next phase of the research, involving the public management […]