Modern Times and Digital Regulation

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Modern Times and Digital Regulation

A colloquium jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Université de Montréal

(L.R. Wilson Chair on eCommerce Law / CRDP / Faculty of Law) 


This activity is co-organized by the Université de Montréal (Faculty of Law / LR Wilson Chair / CRDP) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). This conference represents a new activity between the two institutions that are used to working together. This year, the conference is titled “Modern Times and Digital Regulation” and will discuss a comparative view of the legal issues surrounding e-commerce.


Welcoming words (8h45 – 9h)


PANEL 1 – Development of Internet technology and legal reform (9h – 10h15)

ModeratorProfessor Vincent Gautrais (CRDP)  

  1. Zhi Zhenfeng (Professor – CASS)

Social Reconstruction and the reform of rule of law in the Internet times

  1. Pierre Trudel (Professor – CRDP)

Law and Internet Governance

  1. Liu Xiaomei (Professor – CASS)

Legislative Safeguards for Internet Technologies


Coffee break: 10H15 – 10h30


PANEL 2 – Legal regulation on sharing economy (10h30 – 12h)

Moderator: Professor Zhou Hanhua (CASS) 

  1. Lu Chao (Professor – CASS)

The regulation patterns of sharing economy with Chinese characteristics

  1. Éric Mathevet (Lecturer in law, labour inspector and PhD Student – CRDP)

Labour, law, and the platforms

  1. Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau (Professor – UQAM)

Impacts of Platform Economy on Access to Labour Law

  1. Vincent Gautrais (Professor – CRDP)

The Normative Ecology of Disruptive Technology


Lunch : 12H – 13H30


PANEL 3 – Opportunities and challenges of digital economy (13h30 – 14h45)

Moderator: Professor Zhi Zhenfeng (CASS) 

  1. Cai Yuezhou (Professor – CASS)

The impact of digital technology on China’s economy

  1. Nicolas Vermeys (Professor – CRDP)

Opportunities and challenges of cyberjustice

  1. Sébastien Gambs (Professor – UQAM)

Opportunities and challenges of IA


Coffee break: 14H45 – 15h


PANEL 4 – e-commerce and law (15h – 16h30)

Moderator: Professor Vincent Gautrais (CRDP) 

  1. Zhou Hui (Professor – CASS)

E-commerce Legislation in China

  1. Danielle Miller (Lawyer – BCF)

Privacy Topics in Canadian eCommerce

  1. Sun Nanxiang (Professor – CASS)

Towards a Digital Trade Era: The eWTO Proposal and China’s Experience

  1. Miriam Cohen (Professor – UdeM)

International aspects of eCommerce Law


Closing remarks


Guest Speaker  (17h – 18h15)

Natalie Lichtenstein (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies)

A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

This last activity will be animated by Clémentine Sallée (Blakes)


The event is free for students and academia; please register below. Otherwise, the registration fees are 200$ (taxes included). To make a payement please click here.

Modern Times & Digital Regulation

This content has been updated on 16 March 2021 at 16 h 42 min.