Conference – Providing Legal Certainty under Exceptional Circumstances – 2 November 2020

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On the occasion of the European Day of Justice and within the framework of the European Notarial Network, the Bundesnotarkammer and the CNUE are jointly organising a conference online and in Berlin on 2 November on the theme "Ensuring Legal Certainty under Exceptional Circumstances". On this occasion, the German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Christine Lambrecht, confirmed her participation in the opening ceremony.

The central question of the conference will be how to guarantee legal certainty and provide effective access to no¬tarial services in the digital age. Notaries will have to innovate and digitalise their procedures and ensure that Mem¬ber States create modern, fast and state-of-the-art procedures for the preventive administration of justice, particu¬larly with regard to public registers. But beyond this, it will be shown that notaries play an essential role in protecting privacy and keeping basic information on key economic rights (such as ownership of real estate or ownership and management of companies) under reliable, unbiased and evidentially secure public control.

The first part of the conference will present the notaries’ experiences during the pandemic under different circum¬stances in the various Member States and explore new digital tools such as video-conferencing, access to and ma¬nagement of eIDs, and highly secured digital storage systems. This part will conclude with the presentation of a prototype developed by Bundesnotarkammer for the use of blockchain technology in the notarial work environment.

The second part of the conference will give representatives of the European notariats the opportunity to present their national digitalisation projects, thus providing incentives for participants from other Member States.

The closing panel of the conference will bring together representatives from politics, the legal-tech scene and the notariat.

The registration form is available at the following link and is open until 28 October: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EUjustice021120Berlin.