Conference in Memory of Ole Lando


At ELI’s Annual Conference and Meetings 2019, a minute of silence was held for ELI members that passed away recently, including Ole Lando. A Conference in memory of Lando, who died on 5 April 2019 at the age of 96, took place at Copenhagen Business School on 25 October.

This was one of several ways to pay respect to one of the most influential figures in the development of European private law to date. The event was attended by several ELI members including ELI President Wendehorst, ELI Executive Committee Member Anne Birgitte Gammeljord, Former ELI Council member Hugh Beale, who gave a lecture on Lando, ELI Senate Speaker Reinhard Zimmermann, who spoke on Lando’s Principles of European Contract Law as the foundation of a European contract law, and Matthias Storme who focused on Landos’ method of working. Members of Lando’s family were also present at the event.