On 19 December 2016 Riga Graduate School of Law together with the University College Dublin (UCD) Sutherland School of Law organized the first event in a collaboration exploring aspects of consumer protection law, competition policy and financial services law and practice in a changing world. This duo-colloquium explored, in a lively and engaging manner, key contemporary issues in these fields and was, for example, of interest to lawyers, academics, civil servants and relevant policy advisers. Topics included: reform of consumer law in the EU, Ireland and the UK, EU proposals on the supply of digital content, online platforms, competition law and policy post-Brexit, the protection of bank depositors, consumer insurance and natural disasters, new forms of consumer credit, and UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. Contributions was made from distinguished speakers based in Ireland, the UK, Latvia, the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong; and the event will be introduced by His Excellency Gints Apals, Latvian Ambassador to Ireland.
RGSL was represented by RGSL Pro-rector Mel Kenny, Bachelor Programme Director Inese Druviete, PhD Scholar Laura Ratniece and RGSL International projects coordinator Justīne Elferte.