The Making of European Private Law

Toward a Ius Commune Europaeum as a Mixed Legal System

Author: J. M. Smits

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050951910

Category: Law

Page: 306

View: 7047

Over the last decade, Europe has witnessed the emergence of a vigorous debate about the need for and the feasibility of a future European ius commune in the field of private law. This book critically discusses this debate and provides a systematic overview of the various initiatives taken and describes the fragmentary European private law that already exists (by way of European directives, international conventions, etc.).
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The Foundations of European Private Law

Author: Roger Brownsword,Hans-W Micklitz,Leone Niglia,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318339

Category: Law

Page: 648

View: 6931

There remains an urgent need for a deeper discussion of the theoretical, political and federal dimensions of the European codification project. While much valuable work has already been undertaken, the chapters in this volume take as their starting point the proposition that further reflection and critical thought will enhance the quality and efficacy of the on-going work of the various codification bodies. The volume contains chapters by representatives of the Common Frame of Reference, the Study Group and the Acquis Group as well as by those who have not been involved in particular projects but who have previously commented more distantly on their work - for instance those belonging to the Trento Group, and the Social Justice Group. The chapters between them represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.
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Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law

Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)

Author: Study Group on a European Civil Code,Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530978

Category: Law

Page: 642

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The Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) is based in part on a revised version of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and contains Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law. A year ago, an interim outline edition of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) was published by sellier. european law publishers (Germany). It covered the books on contracts and other juridical acts, obligations and corresponding rights, certain specific contracts, and non-contractual obligations. One purpose of the text was to provide material for a possible "political" Common Frame of Reference (CFR) which was called for by the European Commission's Action Plan on a More Coherent European Contract Law of January 2003. Now available for the first time is the final outline edition of the DCFR. This final outline edition covers major new topics and includes a revised and expanded list of definitions. This revision of the interim outline edition takes public discussion into account and also contains an additional section on the principles underlying the model rules. In late 2009, the six-volume full edition of the DCFR, including all comments and notes, will be published.
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European Private Law - Current Status and Perspectives

Author: Reiner Schulze,Hans Schulte-Nölke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866539339

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Business law and labour law are driving forces and core areas of European private law. New concepts and approaches are thus required that are not limited to civil law and that are different from those traditionally embraced by national private law. These new challenges regarding the current status and perspectives of European private law are discussed in this volume by sixteen highly reputed researchers from across Europe. The contributions concern various areas of European private law, including contract, property, company, competition and labour law. This book will be an invaluable source for all those working on European law and private law within Europe.
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Constitutionalization of European Private Law

Author: Hans-W. Micklitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0198712103

Category: Law

Page: 263

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One of the most topical questions in the legal systems is whether and to what extent fundamental rights impact our rights and obligations in our contractual relations. The European Union has integrated the Charter of Fundamental Rights into the Treaties of Rome and Lisbon. This book highlights whether and to what extent fundamental rights affect the position of citizens generally and in various fields of law, such as private (contractual) law, labour law,financial services, intellectual property rights, and the judicial protection in courts.
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Pluralism and European Private Law

Author: Leone Niglia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250646

Category: Law

Page: 294

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European private law has hitherto tended to be conceptualised firmly around ideas of unity and harmony. Yet the discourse within other areas of European law, notably constitutional law scholarship, visibly adopts pluralist perspectives. This book seeks to bridge the gap between 'public' and 'private' law by looking at European private law from various pluralist positions and by investigating old and new ways in which to understand legal pluralism in general. It fills a gap in the wide literature on legal pluralism, as the first book entirely dedicated to offering an insight into legal pluralism from the vantage point of the private law domain. The book addresses critically issues such as what pluralism really means in private law and what conceptions of pluralism it embodies, including discussion about the outer boundaries of any of the pluralist understandings. Contributions address comparative, critical, historical, theoretical and normative aspects. The book provides an opportunity to engage innovatively with problematic conceptual issues which inform the work of European private law scholars, including the debate on the Common Frame of Reference Poject of the European Commision.
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The common core of European private law

Author: Mauro Bussani,Ugo Mattei

Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl

ISBN: 9789041118523

Category: Law

Page: 231

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European private law is in the making. Many scholarly and official projects tackle the many issues that are open in the path of the unfolding of a more uniform European legal culture. None of such projects has been as thorough and patient in trying to develop a general knowledge on how things are today in the landscape of European Private Law as the 'Common Core of European Private Law Project', launched in Trento, Italy in 1993 with the direct involvement of the Late Professor R.B. Schlesinger. Within the Common Core Project, over 200 professionals apply a painstaking comparative analysis of European legal systems in the domain of Contracts, Property and Torts. Every year in Trento leading scholars address the plenary session where the active participants convene to discuss methodological and practical problems that emerge from their collective comparative effort. This book is a collection of the views of the importance and stakes of the making of European Private Law as presented in the papers delivered at the Trento plenary sessions.
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Fundamental Texts on European Private Law

Author: Oliver Radley-Gardner,Reinhard Zimmermann,Hugh Beale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847310133

Category: Law

Page: 537

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Among the most significant legal developments of our time is the emergence of a European private law. The European Union enacts directives which profoundly affect the practice,teaching and study of core areas of 'classical' private law. Internationally commissions have formulated principles of European trusts, contract and commercial law. Furthermore, uniform private law can be found in a number of international conventions. This book gathers together fundamental texts from these three sources into one convenient volume. Its emphasis is on general civil and commercial law, particularly on the obligations and property aspects of these. Fully updated, it contains the recent directives in the areas of E-Commerce, Electronic Signatures and Late Payments. It also makes available for the first time English language versions of a number of texts by international commissions. This book is a sister volume to the original German and the subsequent Spanish version. With full references to the implementation of the directives in Denmark, EIRE, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this book will be a useful resource for practitioners, students and teachers working in the field of European private law.
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European Private Law After the Common Frame of Reference

Author: Hans W. Micklitz,Fabrizio Cafaggi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805393

Category: Law

Page: 278

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The book is a must read for anybody interested in the future development of European private law. European Private Law News This volume contains a valuable collection of essays by a group of reputable academics, each dealing with a particular aspect of the development of a substantive law of contract at European level. The contributors have a variety of interests and perspectives. The topic is clearly of great current interest throughout the European Union and beyond. Peter Stone, University of Essex, UK European Private Law after the Common Frame of Reference brings together several interesting contributions from a distinguished group of scholars, and sheds light on the important issue of legal harmonization from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota, US and University of Bologna, Italy The Common Frame of Reference has several potential functions, some reconcilable, others mutually exclusive. Its size, its shape, its true legal nature and its content all remain contested. Modest or ambitious, toolbox or code-in-waiting? Its chameleon character is its strength and simultaneously its weakness, and equally the reason why it has attracted such attention. In this book the editors have assembled a veritable who s who in the field and it is a terrific read. Stephen Weatherill, University of Oxford, UK This book paves the way for, and initiates, the second-generation of research in European private law subsequent to the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) needed for the 21st century. The book gives a voice to the growing dissatisfaction in academic discourse that the DCFR, as it stands in 2009, does not actually represent the condensed available knowledge on the possible future of European private law. The contributions in this book focus on the legitimacy of law making through academics both now and in the future, and on the possible conceptual choices which will affect the future of European private law. Drawing on experience gained from the DCFR the authors advocate the competition of ideas and concepts. This fascinating book will be a must-read for European lawyers, private lawyers in the Member States and academics dealing with conceptual issues of the future of the national and the European private law. Advanced students in both law and international business will also find this book invaluable, as will US scholars interested in the US EU comparison of different legal orders.
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The New European Private Law:Vol. 3:Essays on the Future of Private Law in Europe

Author: Martijn Hesselink

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041119620

Category: Law

Page: 283

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In The New European Private Law, Martijn W. Hesselink presents a revised and supplemented collection of essays written over the last five years on European private law. He argues that the creation of a common private law in Europe is not merely a matter of rediscovering the old ius commune or of neutrally establishing the present 'common core' which may be codified in a European Civil Code. Rather, it is a matter of making choices, some of which may be highly controversial. In this book he discusses some of the most important choices which will have to be made with regard to culture, principles, politics, models, rights, concepts and structure in the new European private law.
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Making European Private Law

Governance Design

Author: Fabrizio Cafaggi,Horatia Muir Watt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848441274

Category: Law

Page: 368

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This is a remarkably ambitious work of scholarship. What can Europe bring to private law, and what can it take away? And how do we shape the institutional design of the governance model(s) that comprise Europe ? A stellar collection of contributors provides important fresh insights into the evolving and varied patterns according to which private law is generated in Europe. Stephen Weatherill, Somerville College, Oxford, UK The debate concerning the desirability and modes of harmonisation of European Private Law (EPL) has, until now, been mainly concerned with substantive rules. The link between rules and institutions suggests that governance of both the process of harmonisation and its outcome is necessary. This book covers various perspectives on the challenge of designing governance for EPL: the implications of a multi-level system in terms of competences, the interplay between market integration and regulation, the legitimacy of private law making, the importance of self-regulation, the usefulness of conflict of law rules, the role of intergovernmental institutions, and the aftermath of enlargement. In addressing these, the book s achievements are to successfully link two areas of scholarship that have so far remained separate, EPL and new modes of governance, and to address institutional reforms. The contributions offer different proposals to improve governance: the creation of a European Law institute, the improvement of judicial cooperation among national courts, the use of committees for implementation of EPL. Suggesting practical institutional reforms that can improve the process of Europeanisation of private law, this book will be of great interest to scholars of law, politics, political science, sociology and economics. It will also appeal to policymakers, and members of both European institutions and national institutions dealing with European matters.
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Coherence and Fragmentation in European Private Law

Author: Pia Letto-Vanamo,Jan Smits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866539657

Category: Law

Page: 180

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One of the most important characteristics of today’s private law is that it increasingly flows from different sources: Next to national legislation and case law, it is also shaped by European and supranational sources and rapidly becoming a mixture of differently oriented rules and principles. This development can be described as one from coherence to fragmentation. The aim of the new book is to consider how this important shift has worked out in different subfields of the law like in contract and property law, in competition, insurance, marketing and private international law as well as in the law of intellectual property. This cross-disciplinary approach shows how pervasive legal fragmentation has become, and points out how to remedy the adverse effects it brings with it. The volume is therefore indispensable for anyone interested in how Europeanisation affects national private laws.
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The Transformation of European Private Law

Harmonisation, Consolidation, Codification or Chaos?

Author: James Devenney,Mel Kenny

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470986

Category: Law

Page: 352

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This book emanates from a duo-colloquium which explored the Europeanisation of private law in the context of efforts to consolidate the consumer acquis, the Draft Common Frame of Reference, the appointment of an Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European contract law, the passage of the Consumer Rights Directive and the proposed Common European Sales Law. This book, with fully updated contributions, critically reflects on whether the process of Europeanisation, which has shaped private law in the EU Member States, has now reached a significant turning point in its development, a point of punctuated equilibrium. Written by a team of leading authors, the topics covered will be of concern in all European legal systems and beyond.
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The Many Concepts of Social Justice in European Private Law

Author: H. W. Micklitz

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857935895

Category: Law

Page: 488

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'Does European regulatory private law offer a genuine model of justice for society? Beyond its initial libertarian focus on economic integration through the market citizen, might it now serve the social inclusion of the vulnerable? In the wake of Hans Micklitz's inspired and relentless pursuit of meaning within the ongoing constitutionalization of private law relationships, this rich collection explores the implications of new, specifically European, forms of access rights, which ensure (horizontally and vertically) enforceable and non-discriminatory opportunity for market participation.' Horatia Muir Watt, Columbia Law School, US This insightful book, with contributions from leading international scholars, examines the European model of social justice in private law that has developed over the 20th century. The first set of articles is devoted to the relationship between corrective, commutative, procedural and social justice, more particularly the role and function of commutative justice in contrast to social justice. The second section brings together scholars who discuss the relationship between constitutional order, the values enshrined in the constitutional order and the impact of constitutional values on private law relations. The third section focuses on the impact of socio-economic developments within the EU and within selected Member States on the proprietary order of the EU, on the role and function of the emerging welfare state and the judiciary, as well as on nation state specific patterns of social justice. The final section tests the hypothesis to what extent patterns of social justice are context related and differ in between labour, consumer and competition law. The Many Concepts of Social Justice in European Private Law will prove to be of great interest to academics of law, as well as to private lawyers and European policymakers.
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Interpretation in Polish, German and European Private Law

Author: Grzegorz Zmij,Bettina Heiderhoff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866539304

Category: Law

Page: 120

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The interpretation of declarations of intent and contracts is a very difficult task, especially with regard to crossborder partners. Read the informative proceedings of the international conference in Katowice as to the topics: - Interpretation of foreign law by German courts - Theories of interpretation in private law - Interpretation of contracts under the German BGB and under the CFR - Interpretation of the juridical acts - a comparative perspective - The "common" interpretation of national law - Iuris cogentis and iuris dispositivi rules / provisions in contract and corporate law - Relevance of circumstances in which the contract was concluded - Is there "the one true interpretation of a law"? - Is the wording of the law a limitation for its interpretation?
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Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law

Author: Eva-Maria Kieninger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139454759

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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For every transnational lawyer, it is vital to know the differences between national secured transactions laws. Since the applicable law is determined by the place where the collateral is situated, it may change when movables are brought from one state to another. Introductory essays from comparative lawyers set the scene. The book then presents a survey of the law relating to secured transactions in the member states of the European Union. Following the Common Core approach, the national reports are centred around fifteen hypothetical cases dealing with the most important issues of secured transactions law, such as the creation of security rights in different business situations, the relationship between debtor and secured creditor, the nature of the creditor's rights and their enforcement as against third parties. each case is followed by a comparative summary. A general report evaluates the possibilities of European harmonisation in the field of secured transactions law.
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Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law

Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)

Author: Study Group on a European Civil Code,Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530595

Category: Law

Page: 395

View: 1900

In this volume, the Study Group and the Acquis Group present the first academic Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). The Draft is based in part on a revised version of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and contains Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law in an interim outline edition. It covers the books on contracts and other juridical acts, obligations and corresponding rights, certain specific contracts, and non-contractual obligations. One purpose of the text is to provide material for a possible "political" Common Frame of Reference (CFR) which was called for by the European Commission's Action Plan on a More Coherent European Contract Law of January 2003.
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European Private Law Beyond the Common Frame of Reference

Essays in Honour of Reinhard Zimmermann

Author: Antoni Vaquer,Antoni Vaquer i Aloy

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9789076871936

Category: Law

Page: 217

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An interim outline edition of the European Commissionâ??s Common Frame of Reference (CFR) has recently been published. Over one hundred outstanding European scholars have been engaged with this CFR project. It is difficult to predict the political use to which the CFR will be put. Nevertheless, it will certainly become the cornerstone of the new European private law. For the first time, the European legal community, and indeed the global legal community, has a body of authentically European provisions suitable for adoption as national law or capable of inspiring amendments of national law. This does not mean that the CFR casts aside other mechanisms of approximation of the European national laws, in particular spontaneous harmonization. A polyedric approach is still necessary to complete the Europeanization of private law. This book brings together the papers presented at the 2007 conference on European private law organized by the University of Lleida on the occasion of the conferral of a doctorate honoris causa upon Reinhard Zimmermann. Numerous contributions attest to Reinhard Zimmermann as motivator of the scientific quest that has inspired the development of the new ius commune europaeum. Other papers deal with various substantive aspects of the Draft of the Common Frame of Reference prepared by the Study Group and the Acquis Group on behalf of the European Commission.
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A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Author: Kenneth Reid,Reinhard Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198299288

Category: Law

Page: 826

View: 1748

This two-volume series offers the first detailed and systematic account of the history of private law in Scotland. Volume 2 covers topics such as insurance, negligence, liability, breach of contract, unfair contract terms, sale, and defamation.
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Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law

Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)

Author: Study Group on a European Civil Code,Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530595

Category: Law

Page: 395

View: 9341

In this volume, the Study Group and the Acquis Group present the first academic Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). The Draft is based in part on a revised version of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and contains Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law in an interim outline edition. It covers the books on contracts and other juridical acts, obligations and corresponding rights, certain specific contracts, and non-contractual obligations. One purpose of the text is to provide material for a possible "political" Common Frame of Reference (CFR) which was called for by the European Commission's Action Plan on a More Coherent European Contract Law of January 2003.
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