MODO 2012
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26 April
R. Feltkamp speaks on contracts with consumers: unlawful clauses, e-commerce, consumer sales in the cycle of lectures organised by the research unit Business & Contracts (BuCo) of the Free University of Brussels. The presentation is published in Ondernemingscontracten stap voor stap, R. Feltkamp, E. Janssens en J. Lemmens (ed.), Brussel, Larcier, 2011.

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22 June
D. Deneuter lectures on Geven en nemen: contracten onderhandelen in de culturele sector (contract negotiations in the cultural sector) a seminar organized by Kunstenloket on business management in the cultural and creative sectors.

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14 September

On 11/10/2011 the European Commission published a Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Common European Sales Law, which aims at introducing a harmonized and autonomous legal framework for cross border sales transactions regarding tangible movable items and digital content in B2C and B2B context. R. Feltkamp gave a presentation on 14 September 2012 at the University of Ghent (Conference: Naar een nieuw Europees kooprecht?) on the remedies of the buyer and the seller for non-performance under the proposed text. An article containing the presented findings will be published in 2013 by Intersentia.

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20 September

D. Deneuter gave a presentation on IP and audiovisual contracts during VAF’s (Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds) summer school film management.

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13 October

D. Deneuter gave a presentation on Business management in cultural and creative industries (PM Forum Kaaitheater).

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22 November

Multi-party projects for innovation and development may be structured, from a legal perspective, either via purely contractual arrangements or via the set up of a separate legal entity. On 22/11/12 R. Feltkamp presented and discussed a number of clauses generally foreseen in contractual cooperations for innovation and development.

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5 December

D. Deneuter lectures on entertainment law in a seminar organized by the Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg

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13 December

D. Deneuter lectures on Business management in cultural and creative industries in a seminar organized by Upwards ('Zin om aan het roer te staan?
Winter school ‘Zakelijk leider in de culturele en creatieve sectoren’)

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6 December

Introduction of a draft bill for a Belgian Code of Economic Law (Wetboek Economisch Recht / Code de droit économique).

In 2007 the Belgian Federal Public Service for Economy commissioned the preparation of a Belgian code of economic law to Prof. K. Byttebier (PREC VUB / Everest) and R. Feltkamp, in collaboration with F. Vanbossele (TriLegal / BuCo VUB).

Guided by a Round Table of prominent experts, their team worked from 2008 on the preparation of a
draft text of code which was delivered to the Federal Public Service for Economy in November 2009 after discussion of the text at a conference organized in the context of these codification works (the written contributions of the presentations, including one by K. Byttebier, R. Feltkamp and F. Vanbossele with further explanation on the works performed, have been bundled).

After further development of the delivered draft texts in light of current policy options, the Federal Government submitted on 6 December 2012 a f
irst draft bill for the introduction of this Code of Economic Law.

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Jan-Dec

R. Feltkamp animates the different lectures of the lecture cycle Business Contracts - step by step, organized by the research unit Business & Contracts (BuCo) of the Free University of Brussels.

Various articles were prepared/published in the course of 2011:

  • R. FELTKAMP m.m.v. E. WELLEKENS, “Het beding ten behoeve van een derde”, Commentaar bijzondere overeenkomsten, Antwerpen, Kluwer, herwerking 2012


  • R. FELTKAMP, "Marktmisbruiken bij transacties in gas en elektriciteit – de REMIT-bepalingen in een vogelvlucht", Bank.Fin.R. 2012, 109-119


  • R. FELTKAMP & F. VANBOSSELE, "Un droit de vente Européen, pour une meilleure protection du consommateur? Les moyens d'action du consommateur en cas d'inexécution du vendeur", to be published in RDEC, édition 4 2012 (see working paper version). This contribution examines the provisions of the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Common European Sales Law, which the EC published on 11/10/2011 and which aims at introducing a harmonized and autonomous legal framework for cross border sales transactions regarding tangible movable items and digital content in B2C and B2B context. The contribution specifically focusses on the provisions that are proposed to govern the remedies of consumer-buyers in sales contract.


  • R. FELTKAMP & C. MUSIALSKI, "Integrity and transparency in the EU wholesale electricity market - New rules for a better functioning market?", to be published in ELRF yearbook. This contribution takes a closer look into REMIT in order to assess how it aims at ensuring a better functioning integrated electricity market and effectively enhances market integrity and transparency of wholesale electricity transactions. It specifically examines the scope of REMIT, the provisions on insider dealing and market manipulation and transparency.