Round Table on “Decentralized Justice and Web 3.0” - What can we learn from Blockchain Online Dispute Resolution Projects?

As part of the ACT annual meeting

Stemming from the Web 3.0 - an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web based on blockchain technology which incorporates concepts including decentralization and token-based economics – “decentralized justice” is a new approach to online dispute resolution that combines blockchain, crowdsourcing and game theory in order to produce resolution systems which aimed at being more efficient than existing methods. While several projects claim to take advantage of these technologies, this round table
intends to question the ins and outs of this new dynamic or shall we say new trend occurring in the justice sector.


David Restrepo

David Restrepo is associate Professor of Data Law and Artificial Intelligence at HEC Paris and director of the Smart Law Hub. He currently lead the project Smart Contracts and Regulatory Technologies for the ACT project at the Cyberjustice Lab, University of Montreal and serve as Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Group (SIG) of the American Academy of Legal Studies in Business.


Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a ACT researcher and CNRS Research Fellow at the Center for Studies and Research in Administrative Sciences and a Research Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard University, where she analyzes the legal, social, and political implications of new digital technologies. Primavera is author of the book Blockchain and the Law published in 2018 by Harvard University Press and the Que Sais-je Blockchain et Cryptomonnaies published in 2018 by PUF Editions.

Federico Ast

Frederico Ast graduated in economics and philosophy and spent his early career working in startups and online media. For his Ph.D., he did research on deliberative democracy and collective decision making. He is co-founder and CEO at Kleros, a decentralized justice system which uses blockchain and game theory for dispute resolution.


Florence Guillaume

Florence Guillaume is a Full Professor of civil and private international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) since 2006. She teaches courses in private international law, inheritance law, international family law, and international business litigation. She founded in 2020 the LexTech Institute, which is an academic center dedicated to research and training in digital technologies.


Karen Seif

Karen Seif is an attorney, legal scholar and lecturer specialized in business litigation and arbitration. Her research focus on business dispute resolution fora in Dubai, including Dubai Courts, DIFC Courts and arbitration.

Round Table on “Decentralized Justice and Web 3.0” - What can we learn from Blockchain Online Dispute Resolution Projects?

This content has been updated on 29 July 2022 at 14 h 11 min.