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Dr Christine Riefa
Reader - Law


Dr Christine Riefa is a Reader specialising in Consumer Law (incl. Payment Services) and E-commerce/New Tech Law.

Dr Riefa has acted as a consultant in a number of projects on various aspects of electronic commerce, new technologies and consumer law enforcement, for Consumers International, UNCTAD, BEUC, the European Commission and Parliament, and national governments and industry. She currently is a Member of two Working Groups on Consumer Protection and Electronic Commerce (unfair commercial practices and cross-border enforcement) as part of UNCTAD Inter-Governmental Group of Experts. She is an elected board member of the International Association of Consumer Law ( and one of the editors of the  Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML), a peer-reviewed Journal, published by Beck and available on Kluwer Online



Maîtrise (University of Montpellier) DEA ((University of Montpellier) Doctorat/PhD (University of Montpellier)


PGR Director and PhD Programme Lead for Brunel Law School 

Newest selected publications

Siciliani, P., Riefa, C. and Gamper, H. (2019) 'Consumer Theories of Harm - an economic approach to consumer law enforcement and policy making'. Hart Publishing. ISSN 10: 1509916857 ISSN 13: 9781509916856


Riefa, C. and Clausen, L. (2019) 'Towards Fairness in Digital Influencers' Marketing Practices'. Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 8 (2). pp. 64 - 74. ISSN: 2364-4710 Open Access Link

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Riefa, C. (2018) 'EU payment surcharges rules lacking teeth: evidence from empirical studies into the control of surcharges in the EU and UK travel industry'. European Law Review, 43 (3). pp. 343 - 365. ISSN: 0307-5400 Open Access Link

Journal article

Riefa, C. (2016) 'Mind the gap: Modelling the liability of online auction intermediaries and market places in Hong Kong on the EU regime'. Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, 4 (2). pp. 274 - 299. ISSN: 2050-4802 Open Access Link

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Riefa, C. and Djurovic, M. (2015) 'Serbian Consumer Law: Out with the old, in with the new'. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 22 (6). pp. 862 - 878. ISSN: 1023-263X Open Access Link

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