A Contract Law for the Age of Digital Platforms – Digital PhD Workshop
Digital platforms reshape transactional environments, taking a position at once commanding and fluid in their relation with counterparts. Sectoral legislation and horizontal regulatory regimes somehow assume that platform mediated transactions should be regarded as asymmetric contracts. However, in consideration of the power of the platform to shape both the terms of the transaction and the infrastructure in which it takes place, it is open to discussion whether the asymmetry between the parties can be adequately tackled by contract law. Testing the potential and limits of a contract law of digital platforms is a major challenge for young scholars.