Seminar 2.5 – Modernization of the Commercial Law

This is a seminar focused on comparing the Philippine and Spanish legal and justice systems, and their laws on commerce. 

The main goal is to focus on the main developments of the European and Spanish Commercial Law in the last decades.

The content of the sessions will be designed in consonance with specific curricular contents from partner Filipino HEIs, such as Obligations and contracts, Sales, Agency & Partnership, Credit Transactions, Bill, notes & commercial papers, Corporation Law & securities, Private international Law or Remedial Law.

From: 6-9 and 13 June
Manila, the Philippines
Law and policy makers
Faculty and students of CALESA partner institutions
Other interested faculty and students of law
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Fees: Free event


  1. Comité Europeu para a Proteção de Dados – Prof. Francisco Pereira Coutinho (NOVA School of Law)
  2. Second chance mechanism in Insolvency Law – Prof. Carmen de Vivero de Porras (University of Málaga)
  3. Four players at a Golf Match – Prof. Enrique Sanjuan (University of Málaga)
  4. Competition Law and Digital Market: a European Union point of view useful for the ASEAN – Prof. Eugenio Olmedo Peralta (University of Málaga)


  1. European Union rules on international data transfers: lessons from the Schrems saga – Prof. Francisco P. Coutinho (UNL)
  2. European Competition Law Prof. Eugenio Olmedo (UMA)
  3. Introduction to Spanish Commercial Law – Prof. Eugenio Olmedo (UMA)
  4. Contracts and EU Private International Law – Prof. 
  5. A New Legal Approach to A.I. – Prof. Jorge Villalobos (UMA
  6. Managing IP Portifolios in the Digital and AI Era – Prof. Giulia Priora (UNL)
  7. “Lawfare” and the use of commercial law in armed conflicts – Prof. Guilherme Berriel (UNL)
  8. Modernizing Digital Finance: new fintech trends – Prof. Miguel Moura (UNL)



  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings
  • Spanish Competition Act, Act 15/2007, of 3 July
  • Spanish Act against Unfair Competition, Act 3/1991, of 3 January
  • Spanish Regulation on the Commercial Registry, Royal Decree 1784/1996, of 19 July
  • Spanish General Advertising Act, Act 34/1998, of 11 November
  • Spanish General Act for the Protection of Consumers and Users, Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, of 16 November
  • Spanish Act on Capital Companies, Royal Legislative Decree 1/2010, of 2 July
  • Spanish Act on Structural Changes in Commercial Companies, Act 3/2009, of 3 April
  • Spanish Insolvency Act, Act 22/2003, of 9 July
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty
  • Spanish Act on Patents, Act 24/2015, of 24 July
  • Spanish Act on Trademarks, Act 17/2001, of 17 December
  • Spanish Act on the Legal Protection of Industrial Designs, Act 20/2003, of 7 July
  • Spanish Act on Trade Secrets, Act 1/2019, of 20 February
  • Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2012, implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection
  • European Patent Convention of 5 October 1973
  • Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trademark
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs
  • Regulation (EC) 2100/94 on EU plant variety rights
  • Spanish Copyright Act, Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, of 12 April
  • Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Convention (TRIPS) WTO
  • Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 17 June 2008, on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I)
  • Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007, on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II)
  • Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012, on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
  • United Nations Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods, made in Vienna on 11 April 198