Circular Economy and Contract Law


On Thursday 30 November 2023, the CirCus project, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, is organising a closed workshop on ‘Circular Economy and Contract Law’. To facilitate circular economy transitions, a systemic shift is needed requiring support from all public and private areas of law, including contract law. Contract law can, for example, help underpin leasing, sharing, and other circular business models, as well as operationalise different tools such as extended producer responsibility and producer liability.

The ‘Circular Economy and Contract Law’ workshop brings together researchers from a variety of research institutions, including from the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Lund and Nottingham, to discuss in detail how certain areas of contract law can support circular economy implementations. The morning of the workshop focuses on constructing circular contracts generally, whereas the afternoon sessions will examine the construction sector. The latter will be informed by legal practitioner insights on the main challenges of implementing and enforcing circularity demands in construction contracts.


Please download the programme by clicking here (PDF) 

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Organised as part of the CirCus (Circular Supply Chains – identifying and allocating legal risks) project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (grant number 1127-00383A).