Portsmouth Law School

Staff

Mr Jens Krebs

  • Qualifications: Bachelor in Law LLB (Swansea), 2013; Associate Fellow of the HEA, 2016; Specialised Computer Scientist (Software Development), IHK Niederrhein, Germany, 2007.
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4787
  • Email: jens.krebs@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Law
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

Jens obtained an LL.B. in 2013 from Swansea University and went on to undertake a study for his PhD on ‘Online Contracting and the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers’ which he is currently completing. During that time he taught Contract Law at Swansea University and a foundation course on Contract Law at ICWS (Navitas).

Research

Jens’ research focusses on contractual issues on e-commerce and consumer law as well as contemporary issues of information technology law. His immediate focus is on the consumer’s position in e-commerce transactions, particularly where the product in question is digital content.

Before turning to an academic legal career, Jens worked as a software engineer which places him in a position to tackle the legal issues from a strong technological background. This background informs his research to enable him to find innovative solutions to global issues on the law and technology. There is a growing need for research on legal and technological issues surrounding smart contracts, blockchains and self-executing contracts. On a global scale, there is lack of understanding as to the possibilities and limits of these technologies. Jens is collaborating with academics on a national (Swansea University) and international basis (Singapore Management University) on projects, conferences and articles, informing about the technology and revealing and exploring relating issues.

Publications:

Jens’ research focusses on contractual issues on e-commerce and consumer law as well as contemporary issues of information technology law. His immediate focus is on the consumer’s position in e-commerce transactions, particularly where the product in question is digital content.

Before turning to an academic legal career, Jens worked as a software engineer which places him in a position to tackle the legal issues from a strong technological background. This background informs his research to enable him to find innovative solutions to global issues on the law and technology. There is a growing need for research on legal and technological issues surrounding smart contracts, blockchains and self-executing contracts. On a global scale, there is lack of understanding as to the possibilities and limits of these technologies. Jens is collaborating with academics on a national (Swansea University) and international basis (Singapore Management University) on projects, conferences and articles, informing about the technology and revealing and exploring relating issues.

Publications:

'Twixt cup and lip: liability of traders under consumer contracts for digital content damaged in transit​ [2017] J.B.L. 376.

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