Uber, AirBnb, BlaBlaCar and the other players in collaborative economy are attracting an increasingly larger public. These intermediation platforms of an unprecedented kind are trying to generate profits and their users tend to appreciate the savings made when resorting to such services. But this phenomenon is also bearing witness of the consumers’ determination to find at the same time more functional solutions but also solutions increasingly focusing on the general interest.
Due to a rather vague policy framework, collaborative economy is giving rise to a large panel of societal, economic and political discussions. It represents a deep and worldwide trend, whose legal aspects shall ensure its feasibility and continuity: although the rules of law are being rocked by the emergence of such new types of market economy, regulations, often sectorial, are progressively catching up with those new activities.
Mr. Guillaume Rue, Esq., (email@example.com) will participate in a symposium on the legal aspects of collaborative economy on 21 November 2017 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Cercle du Lac). This Symposium shall particularly deal with the key issues raised by collaborative economy (as much in labour, commercial, insurance and liability law, as in public and tax law, but also in data privacy law) by providing already available answers and analyzing possible ways of development and improvement.
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The Cairn Legal team.