Successful Remote Gathering of the ELI Spanish Hub


The 5th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Hub on European Case Law took place online this year on 15 May and gathered more than 400 participants.

The meeting focused on the impact of European case law on internal law and courts practice. It was followed by up to 20 webinars with roundtables on specific areas of the law including digital law, IP law, antitrust law, company law, labour law, contracts, family law, torts, criminal and civil procedural law, international private law, public law, immigration, tax law, constitutional law and criminal law. 

Keynote speeches were delivered by Mr Joaquin Huelin (former judge of the Spanish Supreme Court and currently a lawyer and partner at Cuatrecasas), Prof Dr Juan Damian (Full Professor of civil procedural law and Dean of the Law School of the Autonomous University of Madrid), as well as Dr Alfonso Egea (Assistant Professor at the same university). 

A total of 123 papers were presented and discussed during the event. Some of the webinars were attended by more than 50 persons. Attendees were mostly from Spain but also from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Italy, Croatia and the UK. Papers will be published as an e-book by Sepin, a major legal publisher in Spain, in part under the auspices of the EU’s Justice Programme (2014–2020) and ELI’s special grant for Hub and SIG funding.

The event was organised by Dr Albert Ruda (Dean of Law School, Girona University and Co-Chair of ELI’s Spanish Hub), Dr Carmen Jerez (Autonomous University of Madrid and Co-Chair of ELI’s Spanish Hub) as well as Dr Maria Kubica (Loyola University, Seville). The meeting was made possible with the support of Law Schools of the University of Girona, Autonomous University of Madrid and University of Loyola, Sepin, Spanish Land Registrars (Colegio de Registradores de España), and Cuatrecasas.

The final programme of the event is available here. Some of the webinars were recorded and will be posted on the ELI website soon.