Subproject 4 - Smart Contracts and Regulation Technologies

Start – 2018 | End – 2024 Duration – 6 years

The development of technological contracts involving the substitution of the third party by computer technology is making significant progress, requiring changes in state legislation. The future of contractual obligations involves an analysis by the legal community to facilitate their proper implementation.

Research activities

Case studies

The first case study focuses on Debt recovery. It will analyse existing traditional and technology-based mechanisms for debt recovery in three jurisdictions (France, Belgium and Québec) and has the objective of designing a smart contract, using the blockchain  technology,  to render the procedure more efficient and effective.

The second case study is currently under discussion within the working group.



The working group will put together an inventory of  cases in which the use  of the  blockchain has failed as a means to implement legal solutions.

The second inventory will enlighten the diverse categories of smart contracts from a legal perspective.



David Restrepo Amariles

Marie Demoulin

Primavera De Filippi








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This content has been updated on 20 March 2019 at 15 h 43 min.